The supply and quality of teachers are the keys to the development of education. Teacher education is an important part of social education system. Chinese government have practiced free teacher education program in 2007 to improve teacher education.
The purpose of this study is to present an overview of free teacher education in China. The contents, reasons and goals of free teacher education are illustrated in this study to analyze this new education program. Quantitative research method is employed in this study. Questionnaires are delivered to students to get their attitudes toward teaching and free teacher education program.
The findings show that free teacher education have received many positive effects as expectations. Both teacher education and education equity are enhanced by free teacher education. However, there are still some issues in this new education program. State and governments should take measures to improve free teacher education. Some discussions and suggestions about free teacher education are presented in the end to better teacher education.