Academic Courses

Academic Courses

Graduate School of Education(Master's Program)
Human Development Education, Special Needs Education and Contents and Methods Development for Teaching Subjects

Field Content Credits required for graduation Core
Human Development Education Special Needs Education Subject Pedagogy and Practical Studies
Education in
[Language Studies,
Social Sciences and the Humanities,
Mathematics and
Natural Sciences,
Fine Arts and Music]
Education in
Human Life,
Health, and Information
Studies
Core Courses General Education for Teaching Professionals

The subjects cover general knowledge and culture that a teaching professional should acquire, including the philosophies and theories of pedagogy and psychology.

A minimum of 2 credits A minimum of 2 credits A minimum of
2 credits
A minimum of 2 credits
Core Courses for Teaching Professionals

The subjects specifically cover contents of practical logics and methodologies for students who need to acquire a wide range of expertise as teaching professionals.

A minimum of 2 credits A minimum of 2 credits A minimum of
2 credits
A minimum of 2 credits
Major Courses Specialized Courses Specialized Area Courses

These courses are offered in each Course of Human Development Education, aiming to have students acquire high-level specialization and improve their professional skills.

A minimum of 12 credits      
Extended Courses

Human Development Education offers courses which deal with wide-ranging contents that cross similar fields and areas so that students can respond to a knowledge-based society and increasingly diverse themes in education, and conduct educational research from a wider perspective.

A minimum of 2 credits      
Courses on the Theory and Practice of Special Needs Education

Each Course in Special Needs Education offers courses in which students learn theory and practice in order to acquire high-level specialization as a teacher and improve their professional abilities.

  A minimum of 12 credits    
Courses to Understand Special Needs Education through various aspects

Special Needs Education offers courses in which students come to undestand this field through various aspects, so that they can respond to increasingly diverse themes in education and conduct educational research from a wider perspective.

  A minimum of 2 credits    
Courses to learn Subject Pedagogy Theory and Method

These courses combine theory and practice in this major by crosslinking subject pedagogy courses to learn subject pedagogy theory and method with specialized courses in subjects to deepen understanding of subject contents, and subject specialty with subject pedagogy in order to have students acquire high-level specialized knowledge and practical skills related to the subjects, and to improve their practical leadership skills in subjects from the correlating prospect of theory and practice. In addition, Lifestyle, Health, and Information Studies offers courses to learn multidisciplinary area contents and pedagogy.

    A minimum of
4 credits
A minimum of
14 credits

However, students must take 4 credits or more from "courses that combine theory and practice by crosslinking subject specialties and subject pedagogy" and/or "courses to learn multidisciplinary area contents and pedagogy"

Specialized Courses in subjects to deepen understanding of subject contents     A minimum of
8 credits
Courses that combine theory and practice by crosslinking subject specialties and subject pedagogy     A minimum of
2 credits
Courses to learn multidisciplinary area contents and pedagogy      
Research Project to Develop Inquiry Skills

Research projects are assigned to students, focusing on research topics designated for each year group.

8 credits 8 credits 8 credits 8 credits
Exchange Courses

Course taken in the another Grduate School, based on the credit compatible agreement.

       
Courses for Overseas Students

Courses specifically offered to Overseas Students.

       
Courses for the Advanced Program in Science and Mathematics Teacher Training
●Science and Mathematics Teacher Training Unit
●In-service Teacher's Career Improvement Unit

Courses specifically offered to students enrolled in the Program for Advanced Science and Mathematics Teacher Training which includes the Science and Mathematics Teacher Training Unit and the unit for improving the career skills of incumbent teachers.

       
Courses in the Program for Elementary School English Activities

These courses are specifically offered to students enrolled in the Program for Elementary School English Activities.

       
Courses for Advanced Teacher Training Program

These courses are specifically offered to students in the Advanced Teacher Training Program.

       

Note: The number of credits required for graduation varies depending on the field or course of specialization. In addition to 26 credits described above, 6 credits will be required to earn from Core Courses, Specialized Courses, Exchange Courses and Courses specifically offered for above educational programs.

Total: at least 32 credits

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Graduate School of Education (Professional Degree Program)
Advanced Professional Development in school Education

Field Content Credits required for graduation Core
Core Courses

As fundamental education for training teachers who aim at playing chief leading roles in the actual teaching fields, we set up 6 fields of knowledge under 2 groups as follows (However, Development of Educational Policy Leader and Development of School Globalization Leader only offer 5 areas.):
Group I: 5 basic fields for teachers.

(1)Areas covering the planning and practice of curricula.
(2)Areas covering practical instruction methods of school subjects.
(3)Areas covering student guidance and educational counseling.
(4)Areas covering class and school management.
(5)Areas covering what way the schools and teachers should be.

Group II: Other areas covering the needs arisen from school fields dealing with modern educational issues.

A minimum of 20 credits
/ A minimum of 12 credits
Specialized Courses

Aiming at nurturing practical research ability for handling diverse school issues with specific knowledge based on a high caliber of structural and systematical fundamental theory, we set up subjects with school-issue projects in specialized fields according to the students' inclination. The related problem solving research is far beyond the academic framework.

A minimum of 24 credits
/ A minimum of 16 credits
Internship and Fieldwork

Practical projects are designed to enable students to acquire a high degree of expertise in practical leadership through extensive experience and inspection of educational activities in schools and educational administration sites.

A minimum of 10 credits
/ A minimum of 14 credits
Note: The number of credits required for graduation varies depending on the field of specialization. Total:
at least 50 credits / at least 46 credit

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The Joint Graduate School (Ph.D. Program) in Science of School Education

Field Content Credits required for graduation Core
General Core Subjects

Courses offered by faculty of the four constituent universities with the aim of providing students with extensive knowledge and sophisticated expertise in areas related to school education studies.

4 credits
Specialized Subjects

Courses designed to allow individual research topics to be examined comprehensively from diverse and specialized perspectives, and to enable students in acquire competence in problem solving.

A minimum of 8 credits
Research Project

Seminars related to individual research topics, to provide students with the necessary preparation they require to write a doctorial thesis.

10 credits
  Total:
at least 22 credits

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Faculty of School Education (Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher-Training Program)

Field Content Credits required for graduation Core
Liberal Arts Courses
●Fundamental Academic Capability
●Social Issue Research
●Fundamental Science and Mathematics
●Expression Communication

The goal is to equip students with liberal education that is necessary for a qualified elementary education teacher and required in today's complicated and rapidly changing society. The liberal arts subjects include Fundamental Academic Capability, Social Issue Research, Fundamental Science and Mathematics, and Expression Communication.
The aim is to help students understand the general picture of issues and their essence from a wide range of views and promote research voluntarily and collaboratively by utilizing their accumulated knowledge in the fields of various studies.

A minimum of 30 credits
Teaching Profession Courses
●Basics of Pedagogy
●Support of Pedagogy
●Development of Pedagogy

The purpose is to provide students with knowledge and experience related to the theories and practice of school education, such as the awareness of pedagogy; fundamental theories of pedagogy; education processes and instruction methods; student instruction, education consultation and career guidance.

A minimum of 32 credits
/ A minimum of 24 credits
Educational Practices and Reflection Courses
●Elementary Subject Contents
●Elementary Subject Instruction Method
●Practical Education
●Internship

The purpose is to help students obtain practical skills centering on subject instruction through repeated learning of theories and practice. The subjects in this genre are Elementary Subject Contents, Elementary Subject Instruction Method, Practical Education, and Internship.

A minimum of 54 credits
Specialized Subjects Courses
●Major-Field Subjects
(subjects related to the field of specialization)(subjects related to the teaching profession)

Courses in specialized studies enabling students to deepen their knowledge in the area of specialization they select, based on the common needs of kindergarten and elementary school teachers. The aim of these courses is not only to enhance the ability of students to teach within their specialized field according to their inclination and aptitude, but also to improve their competence and foster an attitude conducive to continuing study throughout their teaching career in order to improve their expertise as teachers.

A minimum of 20 credits
/ A minimum of 28 credits
Note: The number of credits necessary for graduation for each subject varies depending on the specialty (special course). Total:
at least 136 credits

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