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Elementary Education Course

Comprehensive study of preschool and elementary school education

The Elementary Education Course is designed for students with an interest in preschool and elementary level education. The course features an extensive in-school component across all four years to complement theoretical studies, including teaching rounds in Years 3 and 4. Experienced instructors encourage students to apply clinical techniques to learning and research. The course prepares students for qualification as a Class 1 teacher at preschool, elementary school and/or special needs school.

Curriculum

Theoretical and practical skills for kindergarten and elementary school teachers

The Elementary Education course is designed for aspiring preschool and elementary school teachers, while the Preschool Education course is intended for preschool and childcare workers. Through affiliations and volunteering programs set up with Teikyo University Elementary School and Kindergarten as well as kindergartens and childcare centers in the local area, the two courses offer many opportunities for direct participation to gain valuable experience and develop skills and competencies as an educator.

Year 1 In Year 1, students learn the basic principles of education and develop an understanding of how young children think and feel. The curriculum includes theoretical and practical studies in elementary school and preschool teaching.
Year 2 Year 2 introduces more in-depth topics such as teaching methodologies and modern teaching and education subjects.
Year 3 Year 3 extends to lectures and practical exercises, including specific theories and methodologies. Students aspiring to the teaching profession undertake training at external educational institutions and gain practical experience in areas such as nursing care in preparation for the accreditation examinations.
Year 4 Year 4 is spent preparing for vocational testing and accreditation examinations and pursuing a research project for graduation.

Post-graduation Career/Academic Paths

More than 60% of students go into teaching.

(Results from 2019)

Major Places of Employment and Study Following Graduation

TOKYO METROPOLITAN BOARD OF EDUCATION (Nerima Municipal Elementary School / Setagaya Municipal Elementary School / Fuchu Municipal Elementary School / Tachikawa Municipal Elementary School / Hachioji Municipal Elementary School / Ome Municipal Elementary School) / Chiba Prefectural Board of Education (Nagareyama Municipal Elementary School)/ Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education / Yokohama Municipal Elementary School / Kawasaki Municipal Elementary School / Fukushima Prefectural Schools for Special Needs Education / Kanagawa Prefectural Special School / Aizuwakamatsu City Hall / Tsuruoka City Hall / Hokota City Hall / AIAI Nursery School / JAPAN NURSERY SERVICE INC. (JP HOLDINGS GROUP) / Social Welfare Corporation Youth Welfare Center

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Preschool Education Course

Learning to meet the challenges of early childhood education

The Preschool Education course prepares students for a career as a preschool teacher or childcare worker. With educational subjects such as psychology, it equips students with the capacity to respond to the many and varied challenges of early childhood education. Students have the opportunity to volunteer at childcare centers and kindergartens to gain valuable experience in a real-world setting. The course leads to qualifications as a childcare worker, a Class 1 teacher at preschool and/or special needs school.

Curriculum

Theoretical and practical grounding for preschool and elementary school teachers

The Elementary Education Course is designed for aspiring kindergarten and elementary school teachers, while the Preschool Education Course is intended for kindergarten and childcare workers. Both courses offer opportunities for hands-on experience through affiliations and volunteering programs set up with Teikyo University Elementary School and Kindergarten as well as kindergartens and childcare centers in the local area.

Year 1 Year 1 looks at the basic principles of early childhood education and key concepts in how children process information. Students will also get an introduction to subjects specifically related to the role of childcare workers and kindergarten teachers.
Year 2 Year 2 introduces in-depth subjects encompassing theoretical knowledge and teaching methodologies, as well as subjects tailored towards specific qualifications.
Year 3 Year 3 focuses on practical training and exercises predicated on an actual teaching environment. Students complete an external internship program and complete a nursing care training module at an off-site facility.
Year 4 Students complete teacher training and school internship components specific to their intended vocation in order to hone their teaching skills and competencies in the real-world environment, and also complete a research project on a nominated topic for graduation.

Post-graduation Career/Academic Paths

Some students become nursery school teachers, while others go into industries outside of teaching such as the service, retail and distribution industries.

(Note: "Nursery school teachers" includes those who work for government and in-company (private-sector) welfare/daycare facilities.)
(Results from 2019)

Major Places of Employment and Study Following Graduation

Yashio Chuo Hoikuen (Nursery School) / Sakurai Nursery School / Tatunokonohara Nursery School / Hosen kindergarten / Machida Salesio Kindergarten / Komae Mizuho Kindergarten / Certified centers for early childhood education and care Yokokawa Kindergarten / Shinagawa City Hall (Nursery Job) / Setagaya City Hall (Nursery Job) / Sagamihara City Hall (Nursery Job) / Ayase City Hall (Nursery Job) / Kawasakiaijien (Group Home for Children) / Shojajido Gakuen (Group Home for Children)/Kouseikan Sakura Infant Home / Chiba Prefectural Government / The Ministry of Justice (Law Instructor of the Ministry of Justice) / JAKUETS / TOKATSU FOODS CO., LTD. / Ohkuraya jutaku Inc. / Ome Shinkin Bank

Teaching staff

In the Teikyo University Teaching Staff Database, information about the staff can be searched and viewed. (Japanese information only, may not cover all staff)