College of Education and Human Sciences
The College of Education and Human Sciences educates students and conducts research based on the concepts of advanced information literacy, knowledge networking skills and environmental and community awareness.
By providing a solid educational background, the college aims to train its students to become school teachers as well as active citizens who are capable of meeting the needs of an increasingly globalized society.
The college offers two departments: School Education and Human Sciences
Department of School Education
The main objective of this department is to provide future elementary school teachers with the practical knowledge and essential skills necessary for coping with the significant and recent changes in elementary school education. The department is composed of three specializations: Human Development, School Subject Education, and Special Education for Disabled Children.
Department of Human Sciences
Building upon the rich historical and cultural heritage of Yokohama, this course approaches the issues of art, culture and society from a futures perspective. The Studio Education System is a unique aspect of the course; students and teachers work together to develop themes and conduct research as well as practice, produce, and then perform works of art to the community.
The department offers two specializations: Art and Culture, Society and Culture.
- Postgraduate Program (one-year) for Teacher Certificate in Special Education
The Course was started in 1973 to provide opportunities for in-service training to teachers. Applicants must have completed college-level education and possess a standard Teacher Certificate.
There are three Programs to choose from: education for those with special learning needs, education for the physically handicapped, and education for the deaf.
In each Program students attend lectures on specific educational needs. They also undertake practice teaching in special schools. Students may obtain a Certificate of Special Education within one year.
- Basic Program for Teaching Japanese and Program for Museum Curators
- Both can be taken by students of any specialization as their minor. They can acquire necessary knowledge to teach Japanese as a second language or to be a museum curator.