Established on August 1st, 2003, the Graduate Institute of Educational Policy and Administration (GIEPA) was designed by the education policy and administration division. The establishment is tasked by the government to develop policy in higher education and to develop talent in the area of educational policy and administration. GIEPA also focuses on providing professional development for in-service school leaders and administrators, improving research quality in this field, and assisting policy-making in Taiwan.GIPEA plays an important role in influencing relevant education research and education reform.

GIPEA aims to develope talented professionals in educational policy and administration offering high-quality curriculum and academic research. At GIPEA, research and the real-world problem solving are closely connected to each other. Cultivating leaders and promoting evidence-based research are two meansby which to respond to the need for national development as well as enhance the nation´s competitiveness in the global arena. Moreover, as part of the transformation of National Taiwan Normal University, GIPEAaims not only to maintain its status as the domestic leader in conducting research in educational policy andadministration, but also aspires to become an internationally recognized research institute.The curriculum framework is based on the vision of cultivating talented education professionals in education policy planning and education administration. The curriculum content aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice. At the master level, it focuses on the dialogue which exists between theory and practice in order to equip students with professional knowledge and competencies. The School Administration Master Program provides an excellent environment for school leaders and administratorsto pursue professional development in order to advance their competencies and discover means to resolvepractical problems.

We want to enhance academic research in educational policy and administration, to cultivate professional talents and expanding networking in educational policy and administration, to promote international exchanges to broaden students’ global perspectives, and to maintain the leading status of the institute and improving global competitiveness.