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Division of Technology Education

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Professors and Lecturers in Charge

Professor: ABIKO Hiraku (Life Education, Engineering Education)

Professor: UGAWA Yoshihiro (Bioinformatic Science)

Professor: OKA Masaaki (Crop Science)

Professor: MIZUTANI Yoshinari (Electronic Engineering)

Associate Professor: ANDO Akinobu (Technology Education)

Associate Professor: KADOTA Kazuo (Mechanical engineering)

Technical Staff: ABE Hiromasa

Course Description

In Division of Technology Education, students are trained to become teachers who have a deep understanding of both the basics and application in particular areas of Technology Education, such as engineering-related subjects - material science, mechanical science -, IT-related and Agriculture-related subjects-crop science, agronomics. Emphasis is placed on covering a wide range of knowledge from traditional technologies to cutting-edge ones, along with cultivating good teaching methods for Educational Support for Technical Arts and IT. It is realized through specialized lectures, training and practical experiments which concern not only basic theories but contemporary issues and concerns. Furthermore, we encourage students to participate in various workshops and classes as assistant teachers, in order to study Technology Education from many different angles.

Curriculum

In their first and second year, students learn the basics of technical arts and science through the foundation of Xyloid Machining, Metallic Processing, Agronomics, Mechanical Science, Electronics and IT courses. In the following two years, they work on the application and
practical training while simultaneously learning teaching methods, the culmination of which is a supervised project of developing teaching materials and teaching a sample class. Combined with the Practice Teaching it allows students to further their practical teaching abilities.
In their final year, students work on their graduation thesis under teachers who are designated advisors. In order to make sure they are
sufficiently informed and allowed enough time, it is compulsory for students in this course to do presentation on their graduation theses in their third year. It is also noted that they are expected to decide their supervisor by the end of the same year, a decision we support by organizing numerous research laboratory visits and graduation thesis guidance. Furthermore, efforts are made to guarantee their campus life is fulfilling by organizing joint-seminars with the Division of Technology Education with guidance and discussions on many different issues, generating good relationships between students across different years of study and between students and the teaching staff.

Licenses and Certificates

Granted upon graduation: Junior High School Teacher's License:
Category 1 (Technologies)
Available licenses: High School Teacher's License Category 1
(Engineering), Elementary School Teacher's License: Category 1

Employment Situation and Career Opportunities

Teachers (including part-time): Junior High and Elementary Schools in Miyagi, Yamagata and Kanagawa
Companies: Sendai Chamber of Commerce Residential Complex Information
Processing Center, Yodobashi Camera, Gifu Police
Public Servants: Personnel in Tohoku University
Further Academic Career: MA in Pedagogy in MUE

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