Three DKU alumni recorded the highest score in the teacher certification exam; Byeong-jin Yoo (Dept. of Science Education) in Gyeonggi Province, Surin Kim (Dept. of Special Education) in Incheon, and Yunjeong Chang (Major in Art Education at the Graduate School of Education) in Chungbuk
Eighty-one Dankook alumni successfully passed the 2021 teacher certification exam for elementary and secondary school teachers. There were also some remarkable accomplishments with alumni Byeong-jin Yoo of the Department of Science Education, Surin Kim of the Department of Special Education, and Yunjeong Chang of the Graduate School of Education registering the highest scores in Gyeonggi Province, Incheon, and Chungbuk, each respectively.
The number of successful applicants by academic department for this year’s exam is △Dept. of Special Education (31) △Dept. of Mathematics Education (9) △Dept. of Science Education (8) △Dept. of Physical Education (7) △Dept. of Sino-Korean Education (5) △Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition (4) △Dept. of Counseling Psychology at the Graduate School of Education (3) △Dept. of Nursing (2) △Dept. of Physics (2) △Dept. of Art Education at the Graduate School of Education (2) △Dept. of Nutrition Education at the Graduate School of Education (2) △Dept. of Korean Language Education at the Graduate School of Education (1) △Dept. of Secondary Special Education at the Graduate School for Special Education (1) △Dept. of Special Early Childhood Education at the Graduate School for Special Education (1) △Dept. of History (1) △Dept. of Software Science (1) △Dept. of Chemistry (1).
“Dedicated guidance extended by our professors along with students’ strong passion are what made such accomplishments possible,” said Byeong-jin Yoo (Dept. of Science Education, Class of 2021), who passed the exam with the highest score in Gyeonggi Province. He added that “[I] believe being attentive during classes paid off and was the foundation for successfully passing the exam.”
By region, the number of successful applicants is △Seoul (13) △Gyeonggi (52) △Incheon (3) △Chungbuk (1) △Chungnam (6) △Gyeongbuk (1) △Gyeongnam (2) △Jeonbuk (1) △Jeonnam (1) △Jeju (1). Seventy-eight passed the exam for national and public schools while one student passed the exam for a private school.
A total 371 Dankook alumni passed the teacher certification exam during the past 5 years with 72 passing in 2017, 80 in 2018, 59 in 2019, 79 in 2020, and 81 in 2021. This is the outcome of hard work by professors and students alike, as well as the university’s devotion to cultivate teachers with good character and capabilities shown in its various scholarship benefits, systematic education programs, and special lectures on demo lessons to prepare candidates for the certification exam.