The Department of Education and Human Potentials Development was founded in 1987 and named as the Department of Elementary Education. The major mission of the Department was the cultivation of elementary school teachers.
In August 2006, the Department of Elementary Education was renamed as the Department of Education.
In August 2008, the Department of Education was again renamed as the current name, i.e. The Department of Curriculum Design and Human Potentials Development. In the same year the Department was integrated with the Graduate Institute of Compulsory Education.
In August 2009, the Department was integrated with the Graduate Institute of Education.
In August 2010, the Department was again integrated with the Graduate Institute of Multicultural Education and the Graduate Institute of Science Education.