International Course Overview
Educational Philosophy, Goals, and Ideal Students to Teach
Our aim is to develop human resources with a multifaceted and cross-border perspective. We are also interested in people who can be active, especially in the Asian region, so that the School of Education can continue to grow as an international center for education and research in pedagogy and psychology.
①The International Course in the School of Education has a curriculum designed to teach the characteristics and problems of education, psychology, and development overseas, especially in Asian countries, from the perspective of cultural diversity. For this purpose, some classes in this course are taught in English.
②Students can interact and learn with international students studying at the School of Education.
③Students can participate in overseas fieldwork and internships, and learn as they interact with students, faculty, and researchers at partner institutions overseas.
④Students will be prepared to write their graduation thesis in English, and present their research results at international conferences.
Guidance System for the International Course
Along with the course curriculum, students will prepare to participate in overseas fieldwork and internships in their second year of the International Course. Students enrolled in the International Course can take many of the same courses offered by the School of Education as students outside the course. In the first semester of the third year, students are assigned to the laboratory of the faculty member in charge of the International Course. Under the guidance of the faculty member, they begin to research a topic that takes into consideration international society and cultural diversity, and write their graduation thesis in English. Students are also supported in presenting their research results at international conferences during their studies.
* Students who have passed the International Entrance Examination, as well as those who have been admitted through the General Entrance Examination (First Semester), can apply for the International Course Curriculum.
The International Entrance Examination assesses students’ interest and knowledge of international society, interest in cultural diversity, communication skills in foreign languages (English and Japanese as a foreign language), and flexibility and cooperativeness in various practical situations.