International Doctoral Program in Integrative STEM Education


The International Doctoral Program in Integrative STEM Education at National Taiwan Normal University is designed to develop future STEM innovative educators, leaders, scholars, and researchers prepared to invent and disseminate new  integrative approaches to STEM education. Our focus on creating an industry-based context for integrating STEM knowledge and competency practices uniquely sets us apart from other STEM education programs. Moreover, it aims at cultivating researchers and professionals dedicated to addressing the challenges of providing high quality STEM education to students through a variety of departments in STEM education and innovative methods of delivery, e.g., e-learning, hands-on projects, and keynote speeches from outstanding STEM experts from around the world.

Features of Curriculum

This program focuses on cultivating high-level research talents in integrative STEM education. Our educational objectives are:

⦁ To develop students’ integrative research competency in integrative STEM education according to the needs and development of technological industry

⦁ To develop students’ professional competency in cultivating STEM innovative talents

⦁ To develop students’ leadership, innovation, and collaborative problem solving in leading STEM education team.

According to previous educational objectives, the program has a comprehensive curriculum in accordance with industrial developments and demands in the field of STEM education. Graduates from this program will forge new ground in developing theories, designs, and practical solutions for future generations.

Career Prospects

We have high expectation in our graduates’ future development. The Ph.D. degree of International Doctoral Program in Integrative STEM Education is best suited for students who are interested in pursuing the following career pathways:

⦁ Professors in colleges/universities

⦁ Researchers in academic research institutions

⦁ Professionals in research department of technological industries

⦁ Leaders in educational administrative authorities.

Graduation Requirements (Overview)

⦁A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in total is required. (2 required courses +13 program course + 3 selective course)

1.Students must take 12 credits of course and publish one paper that must meet one of the following conditions before you can apply for the qualification examination.

⦁Have published at least one journal article indexed by SCI、SCIE or SSCI.

⦁Have published at least one symposium paper, which must be fully reviewed and approved, and be orally presented.

2.   Students must pass the qualification examination to be eligible for doctoral candidates

3.   The qualification examination would be the oral examination of the thesis plan. Those who fail the qualification examination shall not apply for the oral examination of the thesis.

4.   There is no limit to the number of applications for the qualification examination, and those who fail the examination may apply again.

5.   Eligibility for thesis oral examination:

⦁Four months after passing the oral examination of the thesis plan

⦁Complete 18 course credit

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Joint Faculties & Research Expertise

Department of Industrial Education

Prof. Yi-Fang Lee

Technical and Vocational Education Administration, Technical and Vocational Education Systems, Research Methods in Education, Statistics, StaData Processing and Analysis

Prof. Hsun-Yu Chan

Learning theories in career and technical education, Adolescent academic achievement and career pathway, policy analysis in career and technical education, postsecondary career and technical education of the U.S.

Department of Technology Application and Human Resources Development

Prof. Kuen-Yi Lin

Technology and Engineering Education, STEM Education

Department of Electrical Engineering

Prof. Wen-Chung Kao

System on-a-chip(SoC)&embedded system, Digital camera system& 3-D imaging system, Flexible electrophoretic display, Color imaging sciences, Medical Imaging System

Prof. Chung-Hung Lin

Parallel programming, GPU programming, Deep learning

Prof. Chen-Chien James Hsu

Robot Navigation, Evolutionary algorithms (EAs), Image-based distance measurement and localization, digital control systems

Prof. I-Wei Lai

Learning technology, Technology/AI popularization and education, Data analysis, Wireless network, Baseband communication theory and architecture design

Graduate Institute of Science Education

Prof. Hsin-Kai Wu

Learning Technology, Chemistry Education, Inquiry-Based Learning and Multiple Representations

Prof. Ying-Shao Hsu

Technology-Enhanced Learning, Inquiry-Based Science Learning, Science Curriculum Design and Earth Science Education

Department of Mathematics

Prof. Kai-Lin Yang

Mathematics Education

College of Teacher Education

Prof. Yi-Fan Yeh

Curriculum Development, Assessment Design, Teacher Education,  Science Reading

Application Requirements

⦁ Admission Evaluation: In person/video-conferencing interview

⦁ English Language Proficiency : TOFEL iBT 72 / IELTS 5.5 / TOEIC 785 and above

⦁ Application Documents : (Please refer to the prospectus below for detailed information)

⦁ Number of Student Enrollment : 3 for fall 2022

CLICK HERE to Apply for Spring 2023 (before July 29th 2022)

CLICK HERE to download our Program Prospectus

-For our tuition fee information, please refer to the prospectus attachment I , same as the Doctoral Program of “Industrial Education” (NTD 56,264 per semester)