History and Background


 

  

The Faculty Background



          
       The Faculty of Education, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University has offered tertiary education since 1937

and it has been in education service for 78 years. It was first founded as Suan Sunandha College School and

was later developed to Suan Sunandha Teacher College. In 2004, it was elevated to Suan Sunandha Rajabhat

University. The development of the faculty can be presented as follows:

           In 1952, the primary teacher program was offered in different special fields of study such as

craftsmanship, carpentry, printing, electrical work and embroidery and sewing.

           In 1952, a two-year Baccalaureate program of secondary curriculum was offered to those who

graduated with a two-year Baccalaureate program of primary curriculum in specific expertise.

           In 1955, a two-year Baccalaureate program of primary curriculum and a two-year Baccalaureate

program of secondary curriculum in special expertise as well as the two-year diploma in teacher training were

offered to those who graduated high school. The evaluation system was changed from percentage to credit in

this year.

           In 1957, it offered the two-year afternoon diploma in teacher training for those students who graduated

high school, but had no place to further their study. Male students could enroll teacher training for the first time.

There were both boarding students and non-boarding students as there were not enough rooms.

           In 1958, it introduced the higher diploma in education, which recruited students with two-year diploma

in teacher training. In this year, the Ministry of Education approved Suan Sunandha College School to be

elevated as Suan Sunandha Teacher College.

           In 1967, Suan Sunandha Teacher College offered a one-year intensive Baccalaureate in teacher training

program for those who graduated high school or equivalent

           In 1968, the college offered the part time program in Higher Diploma in Education, which accepted all

kinds of citizens from different occupations. Later, the part time program in two-year diploma in teacher training

was offered.

           In 1974, the two-year bachelor degree was offered, in which the curriculum of Education College was
used.

          In 1975, the Ministry of Education elevated Suan Sunandha Teacher College to higher education institute

according to Teacher College Act 1975. Its responsibility was to produce teachers. The organization consisted of

president office, schools, and departments. Faculty of Education was one of the schools of Suan Sunandha

Teacher College, headed by school head.




          
In 1978, it offered the two-year
bachelor degree for teachers and
education personnel.

           In 1980, the
four-year bachelor degree was offered to
those who graduated high school.

           In 1982, it
offered higher diploma in education and
part time program.

           In 1984, the
second Teacher College Act was enacted,
specifying teacher college

to combine different fields of study
together, and the field of education

 was officially established in this
year.

           In 1985, the
two-year degree for teachers and
education personnel came

to an end as it was changed to education
project for education personnel. It

 offered both diploma and bachelor
degree in education.

           In 1992, King Bhumibol gave
the name to all teacher collage as
Rajabhat Institute.

           In 1995, the
Ministry of Education announced all
teacher colleges to become Rajabhat
Institute,

effective from January 25th,
1995. The school of education was
changed to the Faculty of Education
since then.

The head of the school was then called
dean. It was allowed to offer bachelor
degree or higher.

           In 1997, the
department of foundation education of
the faculty of Education developed
master

program in leadership and offered
program in quality management a year
later.

          In 1997 the
department of Fundamental Education of
the Faculty of Education developed

a master degree curriculum in the field
of

Leadership. It was developed to the
curriculum of Quality Management in the
following year.

           In 2001, the
faculty of Education was assigned by the
Rajabhat bureau to

create five-year- bachelor degree for
primary education teacher.

           In 2003, the
faculty of Education was assigned by the
Rajabhat Bureau to develop

a training program for education
personnel who did not have degree in
education.

The faculty completed the development of
a five-year curriculum in bachelor
degree

in foundation education and opened for
admission in 2004.

           Suan Sunandha
Rajabhat Institute was elevated to Suan
Sunandha Rajabhat University,

under the supervision of The Higher
Education Commission.

           In 2004, the
faculty of Education granted a five-year
scholarship

to forty-three students covering three
fields of study; mathematics, English,

and Thai. In this year, the faculty
offered post graduate diploma in
teaching,

batch 7 and post graduate diploma in
education management, batch 1.

           In 2005, the
faculty of Education offered the
bachelor program

(5 years) covering 4 study fields
including mathematics, Thai, English,

and early childhood education. Moreover,
it offered post graduate diploma in
teaching,

batch 8 and post graduate diploma in
education management, batch 2.

         In 2006, the faculty
of Education was allocated the budget to
build the new

faculty building for 85 million baht.
The last batch of four-year program
students

graduated this year. However, four-year
bachelor in innovation and education
technology

was still on offer. At the same time,
the third year student of five-year
bachelor enrolled

for teaching professional experience for
the first time. (Practicum 1)

           On June
23rd, 2006, the Ministry of
Education issued an announcement
regarding

the organization division of Suan
Sunandha Rajabhat University 2006, in
which office of dean was set up.

           During November
8th -12th, 2006,
Suan Sundha Rajabhat University held the
event called

“Suan Sunandha: 70 Year under the
Royal Support”. Her Royal Highness
Princess Sri Rasmi,

Royal Consort to His Royal Highness
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn
presided over

the foundation stone laying ceremony for
“Kannapon Pipat Building (new
faculty building)

on November 9th, 2006.

           In 2007, the third
year students of five-year bachelor
degree in education enrolled for

teaching professional experience
(Practicum 1) at the co-developing
teaching school.

           In 2008, students
of five-year bachelor degree graduated
and were recruited as

assistant teachers across the
country.
           On the
January 15th, 2010, the
Faculty of Education organized the
presiding over

ceremony of Kannapon Pipat Building (
the new faculty building), which was
presided over by

Associate Professor Dr. Chuangchoti
Pantuwet, the university president.

           In the academic
year 2011 the faculty offered the
five-year bachelor

degree in education in the field of
social study.

           In the academic
year 2012 the faculty extended the
five-year bachelor degree to cover

the fields of Thai Language, English,
mathematics, early childhood education
and general sciences.

 The Faculty of Education
currently provides regular degrees
covering 7 fields of studies.

The four-year bachelor degree covers the
fields of Innovation and Education
Technology

whereas the five-year bachelor degree
covers the fields of social study, Thai
language,

English, mathematics, early childhood
education and general sciences.