Receiving authorization from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Science Education (GISE) was founded in 1986 and supported by the Dean of College of Science, Wu Jing-Yi, five Chairs from Department of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth Science, and science education scholars in NTNU. Our programs in doctoral degree, master’s degree, and in-servise master’s degree in science education were respectively established in 1986, 1994 and 1998. Each programS started to enroll students one year after their establishments.

Our faculty members are composed of nine full-time professors (Chun-Yen Chang, Mei-Hung Chiu, Ying-Shao Hsu, Chen-Yung Lin, Hsin-Kai Wu, Wen- Jin Yang, Fang-Ying Yang , Wen-Hua Chang, and Shiang-Yao Liu) and one associate professors (Hak-Ping Tam) and one assistant professor (Miao-Hsuan Yen) after Prof. Tian-Ying Lee’s retirement. In total, we currently have eleven full-time faculty members specializing in different areas of science education.

By June 2016, we have 62 doctoral graduates, 213 master’s-degree graduates, and 91 in-service master’s-degree graduates in science education. Most of our graduates serve at the department of college/university, Center of Educational Program, Center of General Education, and primary and secondary schools. Some of them also pursue their careers in museums and public institutes.

Doctoral Degree Program
The graduates of the doctoral program willbe expected to:
1.Demonstrate advanced knowledge for science education research;
2.Function as a competent instructor in college’s science courses and science education courses.
3.Possess command of knowledge which is necessary to general education of mathematics and science.

Master’s Degree Program
The graduates of the master’s degree program will be expected to:
1.Demonstrate knowledge of science education and competency in science teaching.
2.Function as a competent middle, primary and vocational school science teacher.
3.Integrate knowledge of basic sciences and education in order to fulfill other industry’s needs that reflect the breadth and scope of science education practice.

In-Service Master’s Degree Program
The graduates of the master’s degree of education program will be expected to:
1.Demonstrate competency in teaching as a middle and vocational school science teacher.
2.Identify with and contribute to the aims and ideals of the profession of science education pedagogical content knowledge for middle and vocational school.