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Successive Program Directors

        In this age with the widespread use of the Internet, e-learning has been a trend. Since 2006, the Ministry of Education has allowed universities to set up e-learning in-service master's degree programs that are provided for people with full-time employment to take online classes of higher education and earn a master's degree. The E-learning in-service master's degree Programs that are set up by each university can vary in different professional fields with unique characteristics including digital publishing and archives, communication and information, multimedia and network communication, professional development for in-service teachers, accounting information, and laws.

        The "Master Program of Professional Development for In-service Teachers of the National Chung Cheng University" was jointly planned and organized for establishment by, the Director of E-Learning Center of our university Professor YU, PAO-TA and the 5th Dean of Education College Professor HU, MENG-CHING; on May 30, 2006, this program was submitted to the Ministry of Education as the trial additional enrollment; and in the same year on October 13, this program was certified and approved by the Ministry of Education and has started the 1st enrollment of graduate students since the 2006 school year. The Dean of College of Education Professor HU, MENG-CHING served as an adjunct Program Director of the e-learning master program. Afterward, the 6th Dean of College of Education Professor LIN, MING-DIH and the 7th Dean of College of Education Professor TSAI, CHING-TIEN, and the current Dean of College of Education have served as the successive program directors.

 

Professor YU, PAO-TA

Professor HU, MENG-CHING

Professor LIN, MING-DIH

Professor TSAI, CHING-TIEN

Professor LEE, FENG-JIHU


 

The 1st Program Director: Professor HU,MENG-CHING
Term: February 14, 2006 ~ January 31, 2009

 

Educational Background

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The Policy Studies in Education MA, UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Ph.D. in Education, Graduate Institute of Education Research, National Taiwan Normal University

 

Experience

Chairman, Taiwan Active Aging Association (TAAA)

Dean of College, College of Education, National Chung Cheng University

Dean of General Affairs, Research and Development division, National Chung Cheng University

The 2nd Program Director: Professor LIN, MING-DIH
Term: February 1, 2009 ~ January 31, 2012

 

 

 

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MA, Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Experience

Dean of Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs Division, National Chung Cheng University

Dean of College, College of Education, National Chung Cheng University

Dean of Graduate School, Graduate Institute of Curriculum Studies, National Chung Cheng University Section Head, The 3rd Section, Department of Education, Taipei City Government

The 3rd Program Director: Dean, Professor TSAI, CHING-TIEN
Term: February 1, 2012 ~ January 31, 2018

 

 

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of East Anglia (UEA), the United Kingdom

MA, Graduate Institute of Education Research, National Taiwan Normal University

 

Experience
Dean of the College, College of Education, National Chung Cheng University

Dean of Graduate School, Graduate Institute of Curriculum Studies, National Chung Cheng University

Director, Curriculum Studies and Center of Teacher Education, National Chung Cheng University

The 4th Program Director: Dean, Professor LEE, FENG-JIHU
Term: February 1, 2018 ~ until now

 

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Reading, the United Kingdom

MA in Education, National Taiwan Normal  University

BA in Education, National Taiwan Normal  University

 

Experience
Dean of College, College of Education, National Chung Cheng University

Dean of Graduate School, Graduate Institute of Educational Research, National Chung Cheng University

Professor, Graduate Institute of Educational Research National Chung Cheng University


Philosophy and Mission

        The Master’s Program in Professional Development for In-service Teachers of National Chung Cheng University (hereinafter referred to as this program) is dedicated to the philosophy and mission that aims to help the elementary and junior high school teachers overcome the barriers of time and space for taking further learning courses through the considerate information and technological auxiliary learning platform offered by the university to promote their professional abilities of education and teaching efficiency; particularly, for the teachers in the experimental education organizations located in the remote areas without the convenience of transportation. They are provided with the opportunities for developing their professional teaching ability. In terms of the core concept, this program takes "continuous education" and "professional education development" as the basis of the course design and the teaching implementation with the practical integration that focuses on "creative teaching," "the best use of information technology" and "effective application of professional knowledge of education" for the aims of boosting the continuous and progressive development of those experienced elementary and junior high school teachers in the aspect of professional knowledge of education, attitude, ability and quality as well as enhancing their professional standards.

        With social progress and development in Taiwan, the challenges that the current elementary and junior high school teachers are dealing with are in multifaceted aspects including the social expectations of teacher's education degree and the parents who are paying more attention to students' rights in learning; also, the objects that teachers provide them with services, teaching, and interaction are no longer limited to the students in elementary and junior high schools but ranging from adult students in the continuation school of the elementary and junior high schools, the vast number of people who study in the extension programs conducted by the schools and communities to the increasing number of parents of the new generation in Taiwan. Therefore, the design of the curriculum and courses of the master's degree program with the concerns of such aforementioned background is initiated from the perspectives of innovative teaching, application of information technology and lifelong learning. It's hoped that through the high-quality curriculum and courses offered by the master's degree program, the vision and the educational perspectives of
the elementary and high school teachers can be upgraded to cultivate their professional knowledge of teaching in a more comprehensive approach.


Mission and Objectives

  1. 1. Cultivating the elementary and junior high school teachers in their professional knowledge of life-long learning and teaching abilities;
  2. 2. Strengthening the abilities of the elementary and junior high school teachers in performing creative teaching and science education;
  3. 3. Encouraging the elementary and junior high school teachers in their professional development through continuing education;
  4. 4. Maximizing the comprehensive professional knowledge of the elementary and junior high school teachers with multiple perspectives.

Curriculum and Courses

Description and Instructions

        To comply with the relevant laws and regulations, the program sets the study duration at 1 to 4 years and requires that students complete the compulsory courses and master's degree essay before graduating. In the government's educational policy, "successful teachers" has been an important issue, and the elementary and junior high school teachers play a key role in primary education. In order to develop the teachers with not only the core quality of lifelong learning and professional knowledge of continuous learning but also becoming professional teachers with multiple creative teaching abilities. In addition to the basic courses, the program has particularly focused on the essential knowledge in the professional development of professional teachers with the courses including Learning School, Action Research, Theory and Research in Education, Lifelong Learning and Learn Society, Qualitative Research in Education, Research on Multicultural Curriculum and Pedagogy, the Design of e-Learning Content, School and Community Education, Quantitative Research Method: Educational Statistics, Curriculum Development and Design, Current Issues on Disadvantaged Students and Schooling, Master's Degree Essay, and etc. The curriculum is closely combined with theory and practice in order to cultivate the needs of the elementary and junior high school teachers with comprehensive professional knowledge.

 

Course Implementation

        The courses offered by the program has claimed e-Learning Courseware Certification (ECC) issued by the Ministry of Education and are conducted through the distance learning method. In spite of that, each course is offered one face-to-face course every month, and according to the different attributes of each course, the teachers will plan practical training activities depending on the requirements of the course to achieve the expected educational objectives.


Face-to-face courses: There are 3-4 face-to-face courses every semester and conducted on Saturdays at the beginning, middle, and end of the term.

Synchronous distance learning courses: On the basis of regular schedules and no fixed geographic locations, the teacher conducts the synchronous distance learning class. For example, synchronous teaching, online group discussion, or online report.

Asynchronous distance learning courses: Through the pre-recorded sessions made by the teacher of the class (e-learning materials), the class can be conducted on irregular schedules and no fixed geographic locations. For example: asynchronous distance learning class, sample case analysis and investigation, or forum issue discussion.

Online consultation: The teacher of the class arranges the online consultation one hour per week for students.