Graduate School of Education Faculty of Education
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We like to think of humans as an entities constantly looking for improvement and growing through social experience and cultural interactions among themselves. A simple categorization of humans is not the scope of the educational sciences.
In the Graduate School of Education with undergraduate courses, the six courses attempt to increase the understanding of human behavior. Once you look into these areas, you will realize that these areas are related to each other. Therefore, we offer students the freedom to take classes in each course.
Academic Programs
The Graduate School of Education consists of the following six courses in a Department of Integrated Educational Sciences. Each course is linked to a respective program in the Graduate School of Education.
(Integrated Educational Sciences)
(Integrated Educational Sciences)
Study Areas
(as of April, 2003)
History and Philosophy of Education History and Philosophy of Education Theory of Education, Educational Anthropology,   History of Education (Japanese), History of Education (Western)
Social Sciences in Education Social Sciences in Education Higher Education Studies, Sociology of Education,   Education Systems, Comparative Education
Educational Psychology Educational Psychology Psychology of Learning, Instructional Psychology, Developmental   and Clinical Psychology, Educational Information Sciences
Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments Learning Environments, Teaching and Classroom,   Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education,   Clinical Studies on Schooling
Educational Administration Lifelong Educational Planning Theory of Lifelong Learning,   Educational Administration,   Adult Education and Youth Services,   Library and Information Studies
Physical and Health Education Physical and Health Education Physical Education,   Educational Physiology,   Developmental Brain Sciences, Health Education
Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychology
Faculty Members
The teaching staff in the Graduate School include 26 professors, 13 associate professors, and approximately 50 part-time lecturers.
Undergraduate Students
We have 114 at junior, 127 students at senior in the undergraduate course.Approximately 20% of the undergraduate students advance to the graduate level. Those who wish to obtain the teaching license should anticipate the hard work needed to fulfill the requirements. Most students find employment in government or at private companies related to education.
Curriculum and Classes at Undergraduate Courses
The curriculum is practical, actual, diverse, and inter-disciplinary because educational sciences deal with the practical activities of humans, their development and growth, social activities, and their concepts of reality.
 The minimum requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Education is 76 credits. The credits are categorized into required subjects, optional subjects, and the Bachelor's thesis. A 2-credit class is usually 100 minutes long, once a week. In addition to the regular classes, intensive classes are offered.
 Our classes consist of lectures and practicums, mostly with a small number of active students. Classes are designed to be creative, with research projects and laboratory work, classroom observation, or with the use of video. Writing a Bachelors' thesis is obligatory.
We have working relationships with attached the Secondary Education School in Nakano, Tokyo, where frequent interactions with acting school teachers are conducted. There are various cooperative research projects with the attached schools including development of teaching methods, class content and curriculum.
Lectures at Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The second year undergraduate students may take introductory courses on education (specialized courses as opposed to foundation courses) in a winter term.
Licenses and Certificates
In addition to the Bachelor's degree of Education, students may obtain the following licenses following the fulfillment of certain requirements:
  1. Teaching Certificate: This certificate allows one to teach some courses (social science, health education, etc.) at lower and upper secondary schools.
  2. Certificate of Adult Education Supervisor: This certificate is for those who wish to work as administrative personnel at the Board of Education, at institutions related to adult education, lifelong learning, or physical fitness.
  3. Certificate of Librarian/Library Teacher: These certificates are for those who wish to work at public and school libraries.
  4. Certificate of Museum Curator: This certificate is for those who wish to work at museums, engaging in research or managing and displaying documents or collections.
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