In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”
— Ann Landers, Advice Columnist



ImageNational Taiwan University of Arts has fostered much art talent since its inception. However, teacher preparing in the past has been limited, and even talented people who have undertaken professional and orthodox art training have had difficulty in becoming teachers in high school and elementary schools. Our school applied for the High School Teacher Education Program and was allowed to open one class of teacher Education Program in 1996. Given an "Excellent" rating in a Ministry of Education evaluation of teacher education centers, our school was permitted to open two classes of the Elementary School Teacher Education Program in 2001, providing a more comprehensive service to art education.

Focus of the center

ImageAesthetics education is the focus of teacher development in the Teacher Education Center. The center strives to instill in students passion and patience, and all the qualities necessary to be teachers. The center encourages students to fulfill and advance themselves, as our students will in turn in do the same for their students. The Center strongly emphasizes strategic cooperation with other units and organizations. For example, the center cooperates with the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities and Graduate School of Art-Culture Policy and Management to promote arts and humanities courses of the nine-year compulsory curriculum. The center cooperates with the museum to promote museum education, museum guidance training, and so on. The center assists nearby elementary schools to hold exhibitions, and during summer and winter vacations, the center also holds camp-like art events with elementary schools in remote areas. Our center has also been cooperating with Humanity Primary and Junior High School in Ilan County to develop experimental courses.

Education in the center

Courses are designed to be both "parallel" and "progressive." The four main fields of study, basic education courses, teaching methodology courses, teaching internship courses, and basic teaching courses, are offered concurrently. However, the number of basic education courses decreases progressively, while the number of internship courses, and basic teaching courses increases progressively. In accordance with school policy regarding teacher development in the art field, our center encourages students taking the internship program to also take the Introduction to Special Education course to improve their knowledge about special education.

Full-Time Faculty


Dr Li, Chyi-Chang

Head of Teacher Education Center, Associate Professor
Ph.D., The Australian National University
Specialty: Drama Education, Subject Matter, Teaching Method and Internship of Drama, Theatre in Education

Chia-Cheng Chen

Ph.D., National Chengchi University
Specialty: Educational Psychology, Learning Psychology, Motivational Psychology, Educational Assessment and Evaluation

Ju-Shan Hsiehn

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Specialty: Mathematics Education (K-8), Categorical Data Analysis

Tzeng-Rrong Huang

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., National Chengchi University
Specialty: Educational Statistics, Educational Finance

Wen-Chien Liao

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., National Chengchi University
Specialty: Educational Administration

Hsiao-Feng Cheng

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., National Taiwan Normal University
Specialty: school counseling, positive psychology, drug addiction therapy

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity."— Aristotle, Philosopher