The school was started shortly after national liberation, on September 2, 1946. At the time it was known as Busan Normal School and provided training for elementary-school teachers. It was expanded to cover secondary teachers in 1955, and became Busan Teachers College. In 1961, it was reorganized and renamed as Busan National College of Education. It became a four-year college in 1981, and a university in 1993. The graduate school was established in 1996. The Busan National University of Education is a government-supported institution which provides training for future public-school teachers in South Korea. The campus is located in the Yeonje-gu district of Busan Metropolitan City. The university offers graduate and undergraduate programs, and enrolls 1,762 undergraduate and 565 graduate students. A primary-level lab school with an enrollment of 768 students is located on the campus. The universitys current president, its third, is Sung-Taek Park.