Graduate School of Life Sciences

Graduate Program in Education(Master's Course)

Graduate Program in Education
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Cultivating teachers and researchers with holistic education skills, high-quality practical leadership skills, and educational management skills

Features of the Graduate Program in Education

The timetable for this major is designed so that working adults and current teachers can also study.You can obtain an elementary school specialist's license and a kindergarten specialist's license.Additionally, if you have a Type XNUMX license for elementary school/kindergarten, you can also obtain a Type XNUMX license by taking undergraduate classes.By collaborating with our university's affiliated educational facilities and local administrative agencies, we will develop "advanced practical leadership skills," "excellent educational management skills," and "international perspectives" that can accurately respond to changes in society and children. The goal is to increase.To this end, we aim to develop researchers and educators who can meet today's needs by offering attractive courses and incorporating workshops and fieldwork.

Working adults and current teachers can also learn.

We are conducting a special entrance exam for working adults.In practice, we are devising the placement of faculty and the curriculum to bring it closer to the ideals and conditions of a teaching graduate school.At the same time, we have the faculty and curriculum to help you acquire the skills you need as a researcher.
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You can obtain a specialized license for elementary school/kindergarten.

In the future, the mainstream of teacher training will be to train teachers with specialized licenses.Current teachers are also required to obtain a specialized license.In this major, if you have a Type 24 elementary school/kindergarten license, you can obtain a specialized license by taking XNUMX credits and completing the course.
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We offer an attractive and diverse curriculum

Theory and practice of moral education, early childhood education, subject education, expressive education, information education, and special needs education
Theory and practice of student guidance/educational consultation, special activities, classroom/school management
Analysis, consideration, and research of practical cases regarding educational management and lesson research
It is organized from three perspectives.We incorporate new educational methods such as workshops, fieldwork, training camps, and collaborative classes with affiliated schools.
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Academic Advisors and Full-time Faculty Members

Masako Ishii
1. Inclusion in education and childcare
2.Education and childcare for children with developmental delays or imbalances
3. Regarding clinical psychological problems and support that occur during the developmental process from infancy to childhood
Kiyofumi Tomono
1. Theory of cooperative learning (jigsaw method, etc.)
2. Training of elementary and secondary private school teachers
3. Learning and education of women in modern Japan
4. Gender equality in education
Nagaoka Miyako
Project Professor
1. Researching the forms and theories of musical expression from a combined perspective of composition, aesthetics, and sociology.
2.Development and research of music curriculum in early childhood education and elementary education
3.Musical semantics, musical representation and cultural theory
Miki Imai
Associate professor
1. Research on food education from a historical perspective
2. Research on teaching methods for home economics education in elementary, middle and high schools
Junko Endo
Associate professor
1. Research on improving the quality of infant care
2. Research on childcare worker expertise and childcare worker training education
3. Research on multi-professional collaboration in childcare settings
Ariho Kokubun
Associate professor
1. Construction and implementation of a vocabulary learning model for Japanese English learners focusing on networking and meaning expansion of basic verbs and fixed expressions
2. Development of teacher training curriculum and teacher training for developing leadership skills in “Foreign Languages/Foreign Language Activities”
3.Development of curriculum regarding phonetic and written instruction in elementary school English teacher training courses
Tetsuhisa Hakusu
Associate professor
1. Science education research based on Vygotsky theory
2. Lifestyle/synthesis research based on cultural/historical activity theory
3.Practical study of STEAM education that combines manufacturing and programming
Noriko Nakamura
Associate professor
1.Psychological research on comparative cognitive development for infants and young children
2. Supporting positive behavior that can be utilized in education and childcare settings based on applied behavior analysis
Yo Hayakawa
Associate professor
1.Research on drawing, craft and art education
2. Research on expressive activities, modeling materials, and art appreciation
3. Research on lifestyle culture (art culture)
Hideki Mori
Associate professor
1. Practical research on programming education in elementary schools
2. Utilization of one information terminal per person at school and support for teachers
3. Designing learning through digital manufacturing
Makoto Yuuri
Associate professor
1. Design and management of cross-curricular curriculum open to society
2. Co-creative school organization development method based on a positive approach
*Names and research themes are subject to change.

Courses offered (2023)

Early childhood education research AⅠ1 word Food and nutrition education research Ⅰ1 Dietary habits, food culture, and educational research
Early childhood education research AⅠ2 word Food and nutrition education research Ⅰ2 Food education instruction and practice
Early childhood education research BI1 Environment Children's English Education Research I1 Children and English education (theory)
Early childhood education research BI2 Environment Children's English Education Research I2 Children and English education (practical)
Early childhood education research CI1 Human relations Clinical Developmental Psychology Research I1 Developmental issues in infancy and childhood
Early childhood education research CI2 Human relations Clinical Developmental Psychology Research I2 Clinical psychological support in infancy and childhood
Music expression education research I1 Issues and prospects for musical expression in early childhood education Media education research I1 Theory and practice of ICT utilization
Music expression education research I2 Application and development of expression technology Media education research I2 Theory and practice of information education
Plastic expression education research I1 Plastic expression and educational research Developmental Educational Psychology Research I1 Early childhood development and educational psychology research
Plastic expression education research I2 Guidance and practice of plastic expression education Developmental Educational Psychology Research I2 Guidance and practice of early childhood psychology education
Japanese language education research I1 Theory and practice of Japanese language education School education practical research I1 Cooperative learning theory and practice
Japanese language education research I2 Instruction and evaluation of Japanese language education School education practical research I2 Understanding and responding to educational issues
Mathematics Education Research I1 Formation of number, quantity, and geometric concepts and mathematics education Comparative Educational Sociology Research I1 A comparative study of education as a social and cultural phenomenon from a sociological perspective.
Mathematics Education Research I2 Developing thinking, judgment, and expressive skills and arithmetic/mathematics education Comparative Educational Sociology Research I2 Universality and specificity of Japanese education seen from educational policies and examples of other countries
Science education research I1 Development of natural cognition and educational research Educational management research I1 What is required of school education
Science education research I2 Guidance and practice of nature awareness education Educational management research I2 To improve the quality of school education
Music education research I1 Musical expression and educational research Educational Research Practical Seminar I
Music education research I2 Guidance and practice of music expression education Pedagogy Seminar I-1
Arts and crafts education research I1 Theory of arts and crafts/art education Pedagogy Seminar I-2
Arts and crafts education research I2 Arts and crafts/art education practice Special research on education I Master's thesis writing guidance

master's thesis theme

  • Guidance for children with language expression difficulties in in-school classrooms
  • Research on the ideal form of mathematics education that leads to a sense of usefulness
  • The ability to recognize nature and the structure of the environment developed through the relationship between children and nature
  • The role of facilities in supporting families raising children and childcare consultation support
  • Support for childcare workers who have ``concerned children'' in their classes - Support using a teacher training program -
  • The influence of "gap" in knowledge on intellectual curiosity - Through research on the "Zannenai Kimono Encyclopedia" -
  • Changes in the language environment from kindergartens and nursery schools to elementary schools - Differences in learning language, childcare language, and living language -