Faculty of education
Enhancing Human Potential and Creating the Future of Education
The Faculty of Education consists of three courses for the training of school education teachers: the Elementary Education Course (subcourses in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education), the Secondary Education Course, and the Special Education Course. Through a well-developed curriculum that combines theory with a variety of practical training at affiliated schools and local schools, we train school teachers who have both a rich sense of humanity and excellent practical leadership skills.
School Teacher Training Course
Elementary Education Course
The Elementary Education Course consists of an Early Childhood Education sub-course for kindergarten teachers and nursery school teachers, and an Elementary School sub-course for elementary school teachers. Students study all subjects thoroughly and cultivate the qualities needed to become elementary education teachers. In addition, the course curriculum includes a variety of practical training courses and courses that address contemporary issues in education to enhance students’ practical skills as teachers and develop teachers who can respond to the needs of the community.
Secondary Education Course
In addition to a first-class junior high school teaching license as a basic graduation requirement, students are also required to obtain a first- or second-class junior high school teaching license in another subject, or a first-class high school teaching license in their own subject area. We nurture teachers who have a high level of expertise in subject education and who can respond to the educational needs of the community from a broad perspective.
Special Education Course
Education for children with special needs is undergoing major changes toward the realization of a symbiotic society where everyone respects and supports each other’s personality and individuality, and where the diversity of people’s ways of being is mutually recognized. The establishment of an inclusive education system, a system in which students with and without disabilities learn together in the same place, is the foundation for such a system.
The Special Education Course aims to train highly specialized personnel with a broad knowledge base who are able to understand the educational needs of each child and provide appropriate guidance and necessary support.
By obtaining a first-class elementary school teacher’s license and a first-class special needs school teacher’s license in four areas (hearing impaired, mentally handicapped, physically handicapped, and infirm), students acquire the knowledge and skills to be active in various learning environments with continuity, such as special needs schools, special needs classes, instruction through day classes, and regular classes. The students acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to work in various learning environments such as special-needs schools, special-needs classes, classroom instruction, and regular classes.