300 Ewha Alumnae Pass 2020 Teacher Certification Exam
A total of 300 Ewha graduates have passed the final round in the annual teacher certification examination for the 2020 school year. Ewha produced 270 successful teacher candidates in 2019, 324 in 2018, 281 in 2017, maintaining its status as Korea’s only comprehensive teacher training institution that offers majors in early childhood, primary and secondary school education and special education for core subjects.
This year, Ewha produced 190 successful teacher candidates for middle school, 53 for elementary school, 27 for kindergarten, and 30 for non-curricular positions (school health, librarian, nutrition, and professional counseling). In particular, the number of successful candidates from Ewha in the field of special education rose to 43, up by 159 percent from the previous year (27). Ewha also produced successful teacher candidates in the field of home economics, IT and computer, librarian, and nutrition.
As in previous years, a number of Ewha alumnae took the top and second places in multiple areas. In Seoul, they achieved the highest score in early childhood special education, the highest and second highest scores in elementary special education, and the highest score in early childhood education. The top-scoring candidates in earth science education and physical science education in Gyeonggi-do, and in music education in Incheon also were Ewha alumnae.
Ewha Womans University College of Education
Ewha’s history in teacher education began in 1915 when it opened the Kindergarten Training School, and it boasts over 100 years of heritage and competence. Ewha’s College of Education, which has the best and longest history in Korea, received the highest grade four times in the nationwide evaluation of teacher training institutions (in 2015, 2010, 2004 and1998). Ewah’s Graduate School of Education, Korea’s first education graduate school established in 1967, also belonged to the best institution group in 2016 and were selected as the best institution in 2010 and the second best institution in 2006, in the evaluation of education graduate schools, with its leading role in cultivating education experts required in various fields of society as well as providing both pre- and post-education for teachers.