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Graduate Schools, Research Division of Advanced Teacher Training

MA in Japanese Education

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Professors and Lecturers in Charge

Professor: ICHINOSE Tomonori

Professor: ENDO Hitoshi (Japanese philology)

Professor: KOJIMA Yukiko (classical literature)

Professor: NAKACHI Aya (children's literature)

Professor: KODAMA Tadashi (Japanese education)

Professor: TAKAHASHI Akiko

Appointed Professor: WATANABE Yoshio (modern and contemporary literature)

Appointed Professor: SHIMAMORI Tetsuo (Chinese philosophy)

Associate Professor: ODA Miwako (classical Chinese)

Lecturer: TSUDA Satoshi (Japanese philology)

Lecturer: SANO Miki (Japanese education)

Overview of the Course

This course offers classes taught by professors and lecturers who are specialized in children's literature as well as by those specialized in Japanese, Japanese literature, and classical Chinese. It must be noted that it is not common for universities or departments specialized in education to have such professors or lecturers. Another characteristic of this course is that educators specialized in Japanese and Japanese circumstances are in charge of Japanese linguistics classes and teach them with a broader point of view.

Course Description

This course offers classes taught by professors and lecturers who are specialized in children's literature as well as by those specialized in Japanese, Japanese literature, and classical Chinese. It must be noted that it is not common for universities or departments specialized in education to have such professors or lecturers. Another characteristic of this course is that educators specialized in Japanese and Japanese circumstances are in charge of Japanese linguistics classes and teach them with a broader point of view.

Curriculum

Each professor or lecturer offers theory courses and training every other year so that students are able to take all the courses within the two years of their post-graduate education. Students learn what the professor is researching on in theory courses, and students perform research themselves on given topics and give presentations in training courses. Also, clinical education research courses are offered to cultivate practical educational skills of the students. Students mainly attend open seminars at affiliated elementary and junior high schools to learn about class materials and structures. Students also attend other seminars and open classes held at and sponsored by other schools and organizations.

Licenses and Certificates

Specialized Kindergarten Teacher's License, Specialized Elementary School Teacher's License, Specialized Junior High School Teacher's License (English), and Specialized Junior High School Teacher's License (English).

Employment Situation and Career Opportunities

Most of the graduated students become teachers. Others choose to become researchers and transfer to PhD programs at other universities (literature research course) or move onto graduate schools at other universities (Tohoku University, Seijo University, or Chiba University).

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