Representatives from the Georgia Department of Education signed
a memorandum of understanding (MOU)
last week with Seoul National University of
Education (SNUE) in Seoul, Korea.
Through the MOU, the department and SNUE agreed to work
collaboratively to promote opportunities for teacher exchange programs, provide
special academic programs, and facilitate training opportunities in Georgia for
SNUE students. This is
the third MOU that Georgia has signed with Korea to promote exchange programs.
“In order to be competitive in today’s global economy, our
students need to truly be global citizens,” State School Superintendent Dr.
John Barge said. “This relationship is a mutually beneficial opportunity to
provide Georgia’s teachers with the type of educational training that will help
broaden their horizons and help them give real examples to their students about
the competitive world in which we live.”
Located in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, the capital of South
Korea, Seoul National University of Education specializes in providing training
for future public elementary school teachers. Founded in May 1946 under the
name of Kyunggi Public Regular School, it was the first Korean national
university to specialize in elementary teacher training.