Normal School is formerly known as Shenyang Teacher Training College, Shenyang No. 1 and No. 3 Normal Schools, and Shenyang Normal School.The school has cultivated many educators and teachers of different levels for Shenyang and its surrounding areasinmore than 60 years.
The schoolhas7 undergraduate majors of Pre-school Education, Primary Education, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography and Applied Psychology, 3 professional master’s degree grantingprogramsof Pre-school Education, Primary Education and Psychological education, 12 teachingdepartmentsand teaching & research offices, 17 labs and practical training bases, with 1,522 students in total. It has 157 faculty members, with 124 full-time teachers, 20 professors, 69 associate professorsand35 lecturers, in which 19 are doctorates and 52aremaster’s degree. They have more than 30 scientific programs of national, provincial and municipal levels, and published more than 400 articles, in which over 30 are retrieved by SCI, 30 by EI and 20 by CSSCI. Over 50 treatises and textbooks are published. They also have 7 invention patents, 3 teachers are selected as members of Teaching Steering Committee of Education Department of Liaoning Province, 1 teacher has won “ExcellentArticleAward” of the 3rdexcellent article competition on ideologicalandpolitical education of universities of Liaoning Province, 1 excellent universitytutorof universities in Shenyang (2012-2013), and 1 excellent cadre of student affairs of universities in Shenyang (2012-2013).
Students of the school have won first and second prizes of the 1stNational Competition of Teaching Skills of Primary Education Major Students in Normal Colleges and Vocational Schools; first, second and third prizes of A and B levels of National Mathematical Modeling Competition (Liaoning Province), and second prize of Liaoning Provincial Teaching Skills Competition of Normal Major Students, etc. They have excellent performance in the 5th“PEP Cup” National Physical Skills Competition for College Students and the 11thNational Electronic Design Competition for College Students. In recent years, more and more students are working hard to pursue master’s degrees. The percentage of master’s degree applicants in chemistry major has been over 50% in continuous five years of 2010-2014, one of the highest in SYU.
The school is an experimental base for national demographic preliminary education, a standing unit of Primary Education Committee of Teacher Education Society of China, Liaoning Province and Shenyang Municipality, and Psychology Society of Shenyang, and the secretariat of College Student Psychological Consultation Committee of Psychological Hygiene Association of Liaoning Province, and Demographic Preliminary Education Development Center of Shenyang. It establishes 28 education experience and practice bases in Shenyang, and 8 education simulation schools in Kangping County of Shenyang.
In recent years, the school has been awarded “leading unit of college student psychological health education” by College Student Psychological Consultation Committee of Psychological Hygiene Association of China, and “leading unit of demographic preliminary education of Shenyang” by Shenyang Birth Control Committee, and “leading unit of teenager ideological and moral construction of Shenyang” bySteering Committee for the Construction of Spiritual Civilization of Shenyang.