NCYU is an integrated comprehensive university. The founding president, Dr. Kuo-Tsz ,Yang wished to " bring honor to Chiayi, increase its national standing and become international "； He thus took regional needs and advantages into consideration before merging two colleges, National Chiayi technology institute and National Chiayi Normal College ,and creating NCYU. He had a vision of a diverse, integrated and international university.
In order to develop into an international comprehensive university, development objectives were fixed and consideration was given to lift the spirits of faculty and students. Cultural diversity is stressed as a means to achieve excellence. The university also seeks to promote excellence in teaching.
1 Aug, 2000 creation of the "National Chiayi University Education Program Center ". The Central office is located on the Minsyong campus (Administration Building, second floor).
18 Dec, 2002 In accordance with the Ministry of Education policy, the school was renamed "National Chiayi University Teacher Education Center". This center was established in 2001 as a teacher training
program . At first, there were 10 classes of elementary school trainee teachers.
15 Apr, 2003 Fall semester 2003, creation of one new class for vocational high school teacher training； 2 new courses 【one for vocational high school(subject：Business) , one for secondary school(subject：Arts and Humanities.)】for school trainee teachers.
25 May, 2004 1 class of secondary education trainee teachers at the Department of Education in the Teachers’College switched with a class from the primary education trainee teachers at the teacher education center. In the 2005 fall semester, the center's recruiting quota adjusted the primary teacher education to 9 classes and the secondary teacher education to 2 classes.
1 Aug , 2006 In accordance with the Ministry of Education's teacher training policy , the elementary education section was reduced to 2 classes；The secondary education section maintained 2 classes.
1 Aug ,2007 In accordance with the Ministry of Education's teacher training policy , the elementary education section was further reduced to 1 class. The secondary education section maintained 2 classes.
1 Aug ,2009 Following the school's merger plan , the teacher education center combined the practicum division of the training and counseling bureau with the local educational counseling division. Therefore the center now includes the curriculum planning division , the educational practicum division , and the local educational counseling division.
08-01-2000 ~~ 07-31-2002 ： Pr. Li, Ching-Ji
08-01-2002 ~~ 01-31-2006 ： Pr. Wang, Bo-Shou
02-01-2006 ~~ 07-31-2007 ： Pr. Lin, Shu-Ling
08-01-2007 ~~ 07-31-2009 ： Pr. Liou, Shiang-Tung
08-01-2009 ~~ 07-31-2010 ： Pr. Yang, Der-Ching
08-01-2010 ~~ present ： Pr. Chen, Huo-Cheng
Secondary school teacher training curriculum：
In response to the needs of society, the Center increased the number of courses . Until 31 July, 2008 , the secondary school teacher training curriculum were as follows:
1.Junior High School Courses in the field of Arts and Humanities ： Musical art、 Visual art、Chinese、 English、 History、 Geography.
Junior High School Courses in the field of Sciences：Mathematics、Biology、 Chemistry、 Physics.
Junior High School Courses in the field of Physical Education：Physical Education.
Junior High School Courses in the field of integrated activities learning ---Counseling.
2. Senior High School and Vocational Senior High School
courses ： Art、 Music、 Chinese、 English、 Mathematics、 History、 Geography、 Physical Education、 Information Management、 Introduction to Information Technology、 Career Planning and Counselling.
Vocational Senior High School courses ： Fowl and Livestock Health Care、 Farm Management、 Early Childhood Care.