Graduate Education Program

Graduate Education Program

Master's Education Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences

 

Purpose of the Program

The Master's of Education Program aims at nurturing teachers with advanced expertise in the field of education, resolving various educational issues, and contributing to the development of the community through education and research.

 

Characteristics of the Program

A standard curriculum that helps to improve students' practical skills

  • The program aims at applying theories to nurture highly practical skills.
  • The program provides collaboration with the schools affiliated to the Faculty of Education and other schools and promotes research and education that will contribute to the enhancement of school education.
  • The program provides supplementary education to school teachers in order to help them enhance their understanding of the theoretical backgrounds of teaching.

 

Innovative new programs focusing on multidisciplinary studies

In the "Minor Studies Program", students of another major field may take some courses in the Master's of Education Program, and likewise those enrolled in this program may take some courses in another program.

Alternatively, in the "Sub-Major Program", students may also take, in addition to courses in their major program, those in a variety of other programs in order to enhance their knowledge and skills.

 

Outline of the Program

Students of the Master's of Education Program are required to be enrolled in one of the courses in the table below, and with the guidance of their respective advisor, earn the credit units necessary for the completion of the program.

Course
Field
School Education Educational Research (Educational Philosophy, Educational Administration, Adult and Community Education, Student Guidance, and Moral Education)
Psychology (Educational Psychology, and Developmental Psychology)
Special Needs Education Special Needs Education (Studies in Special Needs Education, Psychology of Special Needs Children, and Clinicopathology of Special Needs Children)
Curriculum Development Japanese Education (Japanese Language Education, Japanese Linguistics, Classical Chinese Literature, and Calligraphy)
Social Studies Education (Social Studies Education, History, Geography, Economics, Philosophy, and Law)
Mathematics Education (Mathematics Education, Algebra, Geometry, and Analysis)
Science Education (Science Education, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth Science)
Music Education (Music Education, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Musicology, and Music Composition)
Arts and Crafts Education (Arts and Crafts Education, Painting, Sculpture, Design, and Crafts)
Health and Physical Education (Health and Physical Education, Physical Education, Kinematics, and School Health)
Technology Education (Technology Education and Mechanics)
Home Economics Education (Home Economics Education, Textiles, and Home Management)
English Language Education (English Language Education, English Linguistics, English and American Literature)
Teaching and Curriculum Design (Teaching and Curriculum Design)

 

Course Descriptions

School Education Course

This course nurtures teachers who, on the basis of pedagogy and psychology, can apply their observation and analysis of various problems of school education to what they teach.

Special Needs Education Course

This course aims to instill teachers with a profound knowledge and skills of practical leadership in special needs education either for special needs schools or for special needs classes in ordinary schools.

Curriculum Development Course

This course aims to nurture teachers, who, with creativity and a profound knowledge of each field of study and a thorough understanding of how to teach it, can develop their own teaching materials and methods.

 

Admission Capacity

Program
Course
Field
Admission Capacity
Remarks
 Education School Education Teaching Methods 30 The admission capacity includes incumbent teachers, privately funded students from abroad as well as regularly enrolled students.
Psychology
Special Needs Education Special Needs Education
Curriculum Development Japanese Language Education
Social Studies Education
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Music Education
Arts and Crafts Education
Health and Physical Education
Technology Education
Home Economics Education
English Language Education
Teaching and Curriculum Design

Degree

A Master's degree in Education will be offered to a student who has been enrolled in the program for at least two academic years, has obtained 30 or more credit units that are required in the Major Studies Program, and has passed the examination on either a Master's dissertation or the results of research on a specific task.

A Master's degree in Education will also be offered to a student who has been enrolled in the "Minor Studies Program" for at least two academic years, has obtained 12 or more credit units in the Major Studies Program and 30 or more credit units in the Minor Studies Program, and has passed the examination on either a Master's dissertation or the results of research on a specific task.

 

Teaching Certificates

The Teaching Certificates that can be obtained in this program are as follows.

Program
Course
Teaching Certificates
Education

School Education


Special Needs Education


Curriculum Development

Advanced teaching license for primary schools  
Advanced teaching license for junior high schools Japanese Language, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Music, Arts and Crafts, Health and Physical Education, Technology, Home Economics, and English
Advanced teaching license for senior high schools Japanese Language, Calligraphy, Geography and History, Civics, Mathematics, Science, Music, Arts and Crafts, Health and Physical Education, Home Economics, and English
Advanced teaching license for special needs schools Education for the Mentally Impaired, Education for the Physically Impaired, and Education for the Sickly
Advanced teaching license for kindergartens  

However, in order to obtain any of the above certificates, it is necessary to have obtained a first-class teaching license in the same field as the advanced teaching license that the student seeks to obtain. (As for the advanced teaching licenses for junior and senior high schools, they must be of the same subject.)

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