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Message from the President

Social Studies Course


Professors and Lecturers in Charge

Professor: SAIJO Kiyoshi (geography)

Professor: MATSUOKA Naotoshi (social studies pedagogy: social studies education)

Professor: YOSHIDA Tsuyoshi (social studies pedagogy: social studies education)

Professor: KAWASAKI Souichi (philosophy)

Professor: TANAKA Yoshihide (history:history of Western World)

Professor: ISHIDA Masaki (political science)

Professor: HOTTA Yukiyoshi (Japanese history)

Associate Professor: SASAKI Toru (human geography)

Associate Professor: YAMAUCHI Akemi (sociology)

Course Description

Students in this course strive to acquire abilities to teach and develop class based "social studies." The course also aims to cultivate in its students abilities to think critically, understand, and perform research on resources as well as broad academic educational background.


In the first year, the emphasis is placed on introduction to social science and social studies education through seminars and survey courses. Students also participate in training courses at affiliated schools.
In the second year, students continue with the seminars and survey courses. They also begin their practical teaching training including research on social studies practical research.
In the third and fourth years, students conduct specialized research in areas of their choice in training seminars for two years. They also spend the fourth year writing their graduation theses. In addition, students participate in practice teach for two years.

Licenses and Certificates

Junior High School Teacher's License: Category 1 (social studies)
Secondary Licenses: Elementary School Teacher's License: Category 1 or 2
High School Teacher's License: Category 1 (geography and history or civics)
Completion of additional courses is required.

Employment Situation and Career Opportunities

Teachers in Miyagi and other prefectures
Government employees and employees at private enterprises
Continuing education in graduate schools