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Message from the President

Domestic Science Course

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Professors and Lecturers in Charge

The Domestic Science Course consists of six sections (Food and Nutrition, Clothing, Home Economics, Child Care, Subject-Education and Common Subjects), teaching staff for which are following;

Professor: KAMATA Yoshiro (Sitology)

Professor: NISHIKAWA Shigekazu (Clothing)

Professor: SUGAWARA Masanori (Homemaking, Housing)

Professor: KAMEI Aya

Associate Professor: ONODERA Taiko

Associate Professor: KOUSOKABE Taku

Course Description

This course aims to nurture students into becoming skilled Domestic Science elementary school teachers. Although the subject, especially in elementary schools, covers a wide area, we encourage our students to understand household affairs in a more constructive sense by
scientifically analyzing and examining the basic, fundamental needs regarding daily life such as food, clothing and housing. It is noted that research on those fundamental issues can be applied to other subjects taught in elementary schools. In regards to Research on Teaching materials and Practice Teaching related subjects, practical issues are explored with actual Domestic Science classes as the object of research. We believe it is only after that specialized study and research that students will be able to utilize what they studied in a classroom environment. Also promoted in this course are Internship Projects, in which students can broaden their horizons, acquiring hands-on experience and knowledge about such elements as up-to-date technological development in various companies.

Curriculum

Soon after their entrance to the university, students are invited to learn what it takes to study Domestic Science through courses such as 'Practical Training for Domestic Science Education'
and 'Domestic Science Seminar'. Then as they proceed to the second and the third year they focus on their specialized subjects within Domestic Science, such as Food and Nutrition, Clothing, Housing and Child Care. As practical ability constitutes the key element in elementary school Domestic Science, special emphasis is placed upon experiments and practical training in each area of Domestic Science. In November of their second year, students are to decide which research laboratory they want to study at, in order to prepare for their thesis, on which they start working in the third year. They are to perform four presentations concerning their graduation theses, and for the entire four years of their study, the teaching staff are there to support students, responding to students individual needs.

Licenses and Certificates

Granted upon graduation: Elementary School Teacher's License Category 1
by taking some extra courses, Junior High School and High School
Teacher's License Category 1 are available.

Employment Situation and Career Opportunities

Teaching: elementary schools, junior high schools and high school - mainly in Miyagi, with some students teaching finding jobs in other Tohoku areas and Kanto.
Public Servants: Sendai City Hall and other local governing bodies mainly in the Tohoku region.
Companies: Businesses in Education, Advertisement, Textiles, Food and Housing.
Further Academic Career: MA in MUE, MA in Tohoku University.

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