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Department of Chemistry Education

The primary goal of the Department of Chemistry Education is to educate students to become highly motivated and competent chemistry teachers of secondary education. For this purpose, first, Qualities as an teacher is trying to cultivate.


Name Position Major Phone E-mail
Chang Kook Sohn, Ph.D. Professor Physical Chemistry 530-2494 cksohn@jnu.ac.kr
Jong Baik Ree, Ph.D. Professor Physical Chemistry 530-2495 jbree@jnu.ac.kr
Sang Kwon Lee, Ph.D. Professor Chemistry Education 530-2496 lsk1213@jnu.ac.kr
Soon Hyung Kang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Analytical Chemistry 530-2497 skang@jnu.ac.kr
Si Kyung Yang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry 530-2498 sky223@jnu.ac.kr

About us

Chemistry is the pure science that attempts to understand the properties and changes of substances from the molecular perspective. Chemistry is considered to be a central, useful, and creative science. Our students must take the subjects for general education, courses of the study for the teaching profession, a course of teaching practice to get experience preparatory to become a good teacher. Especially, to be able to research new fields of chemistry education, students have to take the course of developing principles and methods in teaching chemistry including to develop science textbooks, experiment methods, curriculums. At the same time we offer advanced course of physical chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and experiments. we also provide other fields of science lectures such as biology, physics, earth science in order to cultivate secondary science teacher


Our graduates get level2 professional certificate secondary school science, and are engaged in education as chemistry teachers of secondary education all over the country. Some of them have diverse careers including scholars in fields of education, scientists in research institute who studied graduate school or abroad.

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry Education, College of Education, Chonnam National University 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea.    Phone: +82-62-530-2490    Fax: +82-62-530-2499