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Division of Domestic Science Education


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: NISHIKAWA Shigekazu (Clothing)

Professor: SUGAWARA Masanori (Homemaking, Housing)

Professor: KAMEI Aya

Professor: ONODERA Taiko

Appointed Professor: KAMATA Yoshiro (Sitology)

Associate Professor: KOUSOKABE Taku

It is noted that there are classes taught by part-time teachers, such as Household-Management.

Course Description

This division aims to nurture students into becoming skilled Domestic Science junior high and high 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 and nutrition, clothing and housing. In areas with the exception of Subject Education, Food and Nutrition, Clothing, Housing and Child Care, methods mainly from Natural Science are employed. In regards to Subject Education, practical issues are explored with actual Domestic Science classes as the object of research. We believe it is only after such specialized study and research that students will be able to utilize what they have 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 regarding, for example, the latest technological developments in business.


Soon after their entrance to the university, students are invited to learn what it takes to study Domestic Science with 'Practical Training for Domestic Science Education' and 'Domestic Science Seminar'. Starting from the first year and mainly in the second and third year, students learn the basic subjects for 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: Junior High and High School Teacher's License: Category 1 (Domestic Science)
by taking some extra courses, Elementary School Teacher's License (Category 1 and 2) is 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.