The Department of Special Education at Chung Yuan Christian University was established in 1997. The master’s program was launched in 2006. The department aims to produce excellent special education teachers and researchers who are dedicated, innovative, possess adequate professional knowledge, and have an international perspective. The department also established the Special Education Center as well as the Early Intervention Center to provide social services for people in the local community. The Special Education Center was founded in 1997. It has been providing in-service training for teachers, offering assistance in student assessment and placement at schools, providing consultations through hot lines for the general public, and publishing newsletters to disseminate knowledge of special education. The Early Intervention Center was founded in 2004. It provides consultation services for families of young children with special needs. The Early Intervention Center also conducts research on early intervention and related fields by actively collaborating with local hospitals and institutes.

The curriculum of the Department of Special Education was designed to prepare students to be competent and professional special education administrators and teachers. The main emphasis is on preschool, elementary, and secondary education. The undergraduate program provides five sub-fields: education for mild disabilities, multiple and severe disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, early childhood, and giftedness.

The master’s program is designed to increase students’ knowledge, refine their teaching strategies, and develop their research abilities. The program especially focuses on the intervention and research for young children and students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The master’s program curriculum contains research method courses, core courses, specialized courses, and a thesis requirement. The master’s degree is awarded to graduate students who have earned a minimum of 30 credits with the completion of a thesis.


1. Cultivate special education professionals
The major goal of the Special Education Department is to train students to become special education teachers, administrators, and managers for pre-schools, elementary and secondary schools and agencies.

2. Build the competencies in students necessary for special education research
Students in our program will be able to carry out meaningful research studies related to special education theories and practical issues.

3. Promote awareness of special education counseling
The Department will integrate its resources and collaborate with the architecture, psychology, and medical engineering departments at Chung Yuan Christian University and other related agencies. In addition, the Department aims to facilitate special education schools, classes, and agencies in providing special education in-service training and services to upgrade the quality of special education and services in Tao-Yuan, Hsin-Chu, and Miao-Li areas.2.


Future plans of the Special Education Department:
1. Refine teacher training courses and develop specialized courses.(SDGs 4: Quality Education)
2. Expand internationalization to increase interaction with international programs.(SDGs 4: Quality Education/SDGs 17: Partnerships for the Goals)
3. Implement student competency evaluations and strengthen students’ professional abilities.(SDGs 4: Quality Education)
4. Develop training models for early intervention staff. (SDGs 4: Quality Education/SDGs 17: Partnerships for the Goals)
5. Enhance teachers’ professional growth and improve the quality and quantity of teaching and research. (SDGs 4: Quality Education)
6. Continue providing service learning courses and refine the parameters of holistic care.(SDGs 4: Quality Education/SDGs 10: Reduced Inequalities)

Future outlook for students’ career opportunities:
1. Become special education teachers in special education classes or schools.
2. Become staff in special education agencies.
3. Become social workers.
4. Become administrative staff in educational or social affairs departments in the government.
5. Become speech therapists in auditory-verbal approach agencies.
6. Become researchers or developers in teaching material design or become administrative staff in electronic learning.

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