The master’s program at our school started from 1978, and it was one of the first programs accredited by Ministry of Education in 1981 to be eligible for conferring master’s degree. The program in Principle of Education gains the eligibility for conferring doctoral degree since 1996, and History of Education since 2000. Both of them are among the first ones gaining the eligibility to confer doctoral degree in all the subject areas within education. Principle of Education at our school got admitted to national key disciplines in 2007. Education Science got admitted to provincial key disciplines in 2008. And since 2012 our school were granted as one of the first national ‘985 Innovation platforms for Superior Subject Area’ in teacher education.
In the long history of development, our school has developed strong traditions in educational research, especially in the area of basic theories in education, history of educational activities, history of overseas educational exchange, educational policy, deep teaching, moral education, rural educational, etc., which are well-known in China.