About our faculty

Faculty Philosophy and Goals

To cultivate leaders who will provide the education of a lifetime

The Faculty of Education is divided into two degree programs and eight courses, designed to cultivate educators fully committed to provide education that is supportive and in harmony with human life.

The School Education Program is composed of the Early Childhood and Developmental Education Course, Language Education Course, Science Education Course, Life and Social Studies Education Course, Arts and Physical Education Course, and Special Needs Education Course. The program is designed to train students with the professional skills and knowledge relevant to teaching curricular subjects, imbibing them with lively curiosity, rich humanity, and passion for education.

The Lifelong Education Program is composed of the Arts Management Course and Sport and Health Science Course. The program trains professionals such as curators, artistic managers, and corporate philanthropy directors, who will provide support for lifelong learning in the artistic and cultural fields. It also targets leaders in sports and health movements, who will contribute to the realization of a society characterized by health and longevity.

In addition, “bridge courses,” which link the School Education and Lifelong Education Programs, enable the implementation of a strongly supported instructional systems program centered on intimate, collaborative core lesson groups.

●School Education Program

Cultivating practical instructional capabilities while deepening a broad understanding of children’s education and development

●Lifelong Education Program

Supporting learning and healthy lifestyles from the perspective of arts, sports, and health sciences

Note that enrollment of students in four School Education Program courses (the Language Education Course, Science Education Course, Life and Social Studies Education Course, and Arts and Physical Education Course) is determined en bloc at the time of admission. Then, after completing their first year of study, students select courses according to the main subject areas in which they wish to acquire teaching licenses.

Faculty Highlights

  • Intimate, collaborative core lesson groups are organized around our Teaching, Subject, and Practicum Streams.
  • School education is understood as the lifelong development/learning stage of humanistic education.
  •  Faculty-wide core courses and bridge courses are designed to broaden student perspectives.
  • Teachers are trained to possess instructional capabilities that encompass perspectives of all age levels, from kindergarten through high school (the Teacher Training Program to Foster Continuous Learning)
  • Compulsory elements are established, such as Elementary Science Experiments, School Educational Counseling Theory, Special Needs Education Theory, and a Japanese Language Teacher Training Program; moreover, a diverse range of subjects is provided to train teacher competence.
  • Teaching practice is prioritized by providing comprehensive practical training through attentive guidance in educational volunteer training, arts management training, and sports management training.


“A Well-rounded Character and a Culture of Education”

Educational Goals

We aspire to train educators who can adopt a lifelong perspective on human development, who are passionate about education, who have high problem-solving abilities, and who can contribute to the development of a well-rounded character.

Principal Career Paths after Graduation

Careers (Main Employers in the 2012 academic year)

Faculty of Education

  • School Education Program: 46% teachers, 30% regular employment (including civil service), 17% further education, 7% other
    (city municipalities of Kofu, Uenohara, Hokuto, Nagoya, Sendai, and Kesennuma as well as other employers such as the Maritime Self-Defense Force, Fuji Kyoko, Yamanashi Chuo Bank, and UHF Television Yamanashi)
  • Lifelong Education Program: 20% teachers, 50% regular employment, 25% further education, 5% other
    (municipalities of Toshima Ward and Nagano and Okaya Cities as well as other employers including Tokyo Butai Shomei Group, Japan Security Union, and Yomiuri Agency)
About our faculty
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