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Department of Biology Education

Welcome to the department of biology education at Chonnam National University. The goal of the department of biology education is to train biology teachers for middle and high schools, and scholars who will contribute in biology and biology education in future. The curriculum includes courses in biology as well as courses designed to prepare student for a secondary school teaching career. Students achieved a certification for biology teacher with graduation approved by Ministry of Education, science and Technology, Korea. The graduated courses in the department offer the curriculum for helping students acquire the ways of scientific thinking and the fundamental concepts of biology and biology education, whereby students will develop their abilities in biology and biology education.

The Department of Biology Education aims to educate students to become science and biology teachers at middle and high schools, and experts in biology or biology education.


Name Major Position Phone E-mail
Hyung-Bin Yoo Animal Taxonomy Professor 530-2504 hbyoo@jnu.ac.kr
Dong-Woog Choi Plant Molecular genetics Professor 530-2506 dwchoi63@jnu.ac.kr
Eun-Young Jeong Biology Education Associate Professor 530-2505 jey@jnu.ac.kr
Kyung-Bon Lee Animal Embryology Assistant Professor 530-2507 kblee@jnu.ac.kr

About us

The Department of Biology Education at the Chonnam national University strives to develop our students' understanding of life science and teaching skills in keeping with the professional demands of the knowledge based society of information. The curriculum of the department is structured to enable students to acquire an in-depth theoretical foundation of life science, and to futher understand how this knowledge becomes applied pedagogy through practical courses. The courses such as Genetics, Cytology, Taxonomy, Embryology of life science. And the courses such as Biology Educarion and Biology Teaching Materials & Tesching Method are offered to prepare students to become the competent secondary school biology teachers.


The fraduates of our department can get the certificate of secondary school science teacher. Most graduates work for secondary schools as science and biology teachers. Some of them keep researching in graduate profram and then become experts in biology of biology education.

Contact Information

Department of Biology Education, College of Education, Chonnam National University 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea.    Phone: +82-62-530-2500    Fax: +82-62-530-2509