1. Aims and Principles
This course is designed for the person who strives to be an elementary school teacher. The aim is to develop teachers who are broad-minded and possess a deep knowledge based on a strong sense of humanity and high level of practical teaching skills. We need a student who has a strong will and a passion to be an elementary school teacher. Above all things, the most important thing is to love children.
2. About Course
There are two sides to the professional education curriculum: generalist courses in education and subject disciplines. Subject disciplines are divided into subject content courses and methods courses. The former prepares teachers with a broad and knowledge of subject areas and the latter includes: principles for educational practice, child development, the role of the teacher relating to children and the study of school pedagogy.
Foundation subjects in education include: Japanese constitution, information management, subject discipline courses (Japanese, social studies, mathematics, life environment studies, handicrafts, home economics and physical education). The other area concerns generalist courses in pedagogy: the modern educator, Introduction to Pedagogy, Fundamentals of Curriculum Studies, Ethical Education Research, School Counseling, Teaching Practicum, Primary School Practicum, Primary Subjects: Japanese and other school subjects.
This is the sub-major system in which students select one other field study when they go to the second grade. The purpose is to provide students with a deeper knowledge and wider view by adding another area of study. Students can choose one of 13 majors: junior high school teacher training course (10 majors), pedagogy, psychology, or special-needs school teacher training course. It is possible to obtain the qualification of junior high school teacher and special-needs school teacher.