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Faculty of Education (Undergraduate)

This Faculty consists of seven courses:

  • Elementary Teaching

   Japanese Language Education, Social Studies Education, Mathematics Education,

   Science Education, Educational Studies, Educational Psychology, and Handicrafts Education

  • Junior High School Teaching

   Japanese Language Education, Social Studies Education, Mathematics Education,

           Science Education, and Technology Education

  • Elementary and Junior High School Education

   Music Education, Drawing and Handicraft Education, Art Education, Physical Education, and Home Economics Education

  • English Education
  • Special Needs Child Education
  • Infant and Kindergarten Education
  • School Nursing (Yogo)

Elementary Teaching


The Elementary Teaching course trains students to teach all general subjects. Students also select and complete one of the following as their major specialization: Japanese Language, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Educational Studies, Educational Psychology, or Handicrafts.

The course also includes a compulsory program on Elementary English Education and Teaching Methodology for Elementary English Education, together with multiple types of programs, such as those on Elementary English Teaching Practice and on Research into Elementary English Education.

Elementary Teaching students also have the option to study a new subject, Moral Education, and programs related to contemporary educational issues.

Junior High School Teaching


Students taking Junior High School Teaching choose one specialization from five areas: Japanese Language Education, Social Studies Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, or Technology Education. This course features small classes sizes to offer students intense academic preparation and hands-on classroom experience.

On completion of their studies, students earn a license with an endorsement to teach one specific subject at the junior high level from the five areas above. The Junior High School Teaching course uses an interdisciplinary approach based on social needs to address contemporary issues and combines it with a license in one of five minor subjects or with training to teach in a special needs school as a second license.

The course engages students with interdisciplinary theory and practice, trains them in small classes in a specialized subject, and develops literacy across multiple subject areas so that students become effective junior high school teachers.


Elementary and Secondary Concentration 


The Elementary and Secondary Combined course is designed for elementary and junior high school teacher candidates who will be teaching specific subjects, such as Music, Arts (Handicrafts), Physical Education, or Home Economics, by developing students’ skills and specialized knowledge.

Students choose from two elective courses, A or B, and seek dual teaching license certification. Elective A prepares students first for the elementary teaching license and second for the junior high school teaching license in one selected subject. Elective B prepares students first for one selected subject in junior high school and second for an elementary school teaching license.

The course provides opportunities to apply each specialization’s pedagogical theory to teaching and learning by combining elementary and secondary school teaching techniques.

English Education 


The English Education course turns experts in teaching global perspectives and English skills to children into competent elementary, junior high school, and senior high school teachers.

The English Education course has enriched training programs to enhance English skills through English training classes and overseas training programs. Students also have opportunities to acquire practical English skills to teach in elementary schools, junior high schools, and senior high schools through a variety of coursework. We teach global awareness to prospective teachers with a keen interest in educating children and youth.

English Education students earn a dual certificate resulting in two licenses via two elective courses, A or B. Elective A first certifies students in elementary teaching and second in teaching English at the junior high school level. Elective B certifies them first to teach English at the junior high level and second at the elementary level. Based on their needs, students can earn certificates in teaching elementary or junior high English first. They are therefore eligible to earn a license to teach senior high English as the first license.

Special Needs Child Education


Our Special Needs Child Education course prepares students to work in special needs schools for children with a wide range of (intellectual, physical, and health) disabilities. In our rapidly changing society, teachers for children and youth requiring special care, including for developmental disorders, are in high demand.This course is committed to developing students’ expertise not only in special needs education but also in elementary and junior high special needs classes and resource rooms, where children with special needs take occasional classes based on their individual needs while mostly attending mainstream classes.

Infant and Kindergarten Education 


The Infant and Kindergarten Education course is committed to building a strong theoretical foundation and highly skilled practical expertise in students who plan to engage in infant education. By seamlessly connecting infant education to elementary education, the course tackles new educational problems, develops students’ problem-solving abilities, and prepares teacher candidates to enhance infant education for lifelong human development and to lay the foundation for schooling. Infant and Kindergarten Education students earn a first license in kindergarten teaching and asecond license in elementary teaching. Students can also earn a nursery teaching certificate.

School Health Nursing Teachers (Yogo Teachers) 

The School Nursing course produces outstanding health professionals who are committed to meeting children’s development needs in a holistic way. Due to the high demand for communication skills and flexible perspectives among students, faculty, and staff, the School Nursing course provides supervised field experience to enhance bedside manner and flexibility in observing and participating in health care delivery in a school setting.

In addition to clinical experience in elementary and junior high schools, School Nursing students have opportunities to gain clinical experience at Chiba University Medical School Hospital to learn about medical treatment and how to function effectively at school.