The purpose of this study is to finding the role and prospect of the design education. Today design contains the social meaning and is the main composition of culture. But the design education is organized by the area of design like visual communication, industrial design, and space design. I think now the design education is reviewed from a social point of view. First, I divided the design education by 3 part - the course of the arts eductaion, content fo deisgn education, and metode of teaching. And analyzed those and found the social characters that the role of social education based on. I deduced three social characters of the design education ana prospecting the system of the design education in elemantery school. I hope this deducing the social characters and prospecting can be annouced the design education of the day.