Academic Courses

Ph.D.Program

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

Field of School Instruction

The Field of School Instruction is aimed at developing practical theories and methods of educational activities at school and establishing the system of clinical psychology of school education based on the constituent departments of the field. Taking the educational environments of schools as they are and setting various educational phenomena and activities taking place there everyday as the objects of research, comprehensive research is conducted to develop practical ways for cultivating a sound formation of character by infants, pupils, and students.

Departments Academic Disciplines Content of Education Research
School Educational Methodology
  • Pedagogy (History of Education)
  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • School Managementv
  • Educational Sociology
  • Educational Content and Methodology
The basic concept is: 'Development of the methods and contents of Practical School Education'. Through research of basic education, school management and educational methods, to make contributions to the development of practical theories and methodology of school educational activities.
School Counseling and
Human Developmental Support
  • Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Special Needs Education
  • Psychology of Special Needs Education
  • Physiology of Special Needs Education
The basic concept is: 'Clinical developmental support in School Education'. Through research of student guidance, and special needs education to make contributions to the development of the systems and methods of Clinical School Education.

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Field of Instructional Development in Forefront Issues

Practical programs are researched and developed to work out, on a scientific basis, approaches aiming to solve various forefront issues in schools, through combination of the outcome of academic research in school education with the practical knowledge based on implementation of quality education in schools.

Departments Academic Disciplines Content of Education Research
Department of Instructional Development in Forefront Issues
  • Pedagogy (History of Education)
  • Educational Sociology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Moral Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Psychology of Early Childhood
  • Content of Early Childhood Education
  • School Subject Education
  • Educational Contents
  • Educational Methodology
  • School Management
  • Career Education
  • Special Needs Education
  • International Understanding
  • Media Communication
The department intends to develop programs for implementation of education in schools and contribute to the establishment of educational practices, including basic and practical research on school education, taking "solving urgent and complex issues in school education" as a basic concept.

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Field of Content Area Instruction

In the Field of Content Area Instruction, research is conducted in terms of the principles, content, and methodology needed for research on both content area instruction and disciplines related to content area instruction based on the key concept of each constituent department of the field. In the exploration of the principles, the objectives and aims of each subject are investigated. In the study of content, integration of related disciplines is made so as to form a firm foundation of the content of subjects from the perspective of education in practice. In the inquiry towards methodology, fulfillment of education in practice is undertaken based on the investigation of the development of cognition and behavior of infants, pupils, and students, and, at the same time, the design of creative and leading curricula is pursued, incorporating the results of investigations into the principles and content.

Departments Academic Disciplines Content of Education Research
Language Education
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Japanese Literature
  • Japanese Language Education
  • English Linguistics
  • British and American Literature
  • English Language Education
The basic concept is: 'Sophisticated language expression'. Through specialized systematic educational research of Japanese and English to improve school language teaching standards, thus to make contributions to development of new curricula.
Social Science Education
  • History
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Social Studies Education
The basic concept is: 'Knowledge of Society'. Through specialized systematic educational research of various fields of social studies to improve the standard social education, thus to make contributions to development of new curricula.
Natural Science Education
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Analysis
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth Science
  • Natural Science Education
The basic concept is: 'The creativeness of science' and 'To gain scientific knowledge'. Through specialized systematic educational research of Mathematics and Science related fields, and through the study of the education system to improve the school scientific education level thus to make contributions to development of new curricula.
Fine Arts and Music Education
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Composition and Conducting
  • Musicology
  • Music Education
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Design
  • Art
  • History of Art
  • Art Education
The basic concept is: 'The expression and appreciation of art'. Through specialized systematic educational research of different fields of music and art thus to make contributions to development of new curricula.
Health and Living Sciences Education
  • Philosophy,
    History,
    Sociology and Psychology of Sports
  • Biomechanics
  • School Health
  • Pedagogy of Physical Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Technology Education
  • Home Management
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • Clothing
  • Housing and Living Environment
  • Child Development and Care
  • Family and Consumer Education
The basic concept is: 'Harmonious living with and protection of the environment'. Through specialized systematic educational research of school education to improve standard of the living and health education thus to make contributions to development of new curricula.

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