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Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education

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Our mission is to produce professional teachers for Japanese public and private elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, and special education schools. After providing incoming students with solid liberal arts foundation, our curriculum focuses its attention onto students’ departmental majors within the Faculty of Education. The course of study for each departmental major is composed of two basic types of courses: higher-level academic courses specific to each major in order to deepen students’ knowledge of their field; and pedagogical courses — such as educational theory, psychology, teaching methodology, and education for children/adults with special needs — in order to provide students with opportunities to understand human relationships and environments in depth, to theoretically consider education, and to develop practical teaching skills.

As it is crucial for teacher training courses such as ours to provide students with real opportunities to teach, we have a unique and distinctive curriculum in which students, from freshman to senior, actually go to schools as observers and interns. In particular, the teaching internship for third-year students is emphasized in our curriculum. Our third-year students do practical teaching internships at schools affiliated with the Faculty of Education and at other public schools in Gunma Prefecture. These internships widen students’ perspectives on schooling and education. After the internships are completed, students autonomously continue their development as professional teachers, namely by researching and producing an academic thesis in their major.

Our policy is to combine academic courses with authentic practical teaching experiences at schools.