Miyazaki International CollegeMiyazaki International College


School of Education

School of education does not admit international students.

Aspects of Education

2 Courses of Study

Students may select either the Elementary/Kindergarten Course or Kindergarten/Nursery School Course, depending on the license they wish to obtain. Each course offers a specialized curriculum designed to develop individuals with the practical skills necessary to make them good teachers.

Unique General Education Courses – “Shinobugaoka Kyoyo”

In this program, students study in small groups, engaging in active learning to acquire knowledge and understanding of regional history and culture, an experience that cannot be had in other courses. Shinobugaoka Kyoyo courses are designed to develop educators equipped with a rich sense of humanity and a high level of cultural education.

Advanced English and Music Education

Students in the School of Education graduate with a rich cultural education and the practical skills necessary to become a good teacher. Furthermore, specialists in English language and music education equip you with the English conversation (an absolute necessity for elementary school) and piano and singing skills they need as teachers. We also have an excellent skills training program designed to ensure success on the teacher employment examination.

3 Policies

Diploma Policy
Things that should be acquired by the day of graduation

The department of education certifies graduation of students who acquired 128 units and 1.5 or more of addition grade-point average that are necessary for undergraduate graduation and the following disciplines, and grants degrees (a bachelor (of education))

  1. Students who have recognized the current situation and challenges about various problems related to our society and education and the like in Japan and abroad and have ability to consider the countermeasures against it.
  2. Students who have a passion as an educator and have acquired the right sense of ethics and responsibility.
  3. Students who have acquired ability of description, presentation and communication that an educator should have.
  4. Students who have acquired learning ability to study something continuously and voluntarily related to matters about education.
  5. Students who have acquired ability to put educational ideas into practice.
  6. Students who have acquired basic or applied knowledge on subjects and teaching.
  7. Students who have acquired basic English conversation and music capability.

Curriculum Policy
Policy of organization and conduct of curricula

In the department of education, the curricula are categorized into “Liberal Arts Fundamental Course”, “Liberal Art Advanced Course”, “Specialized Fundamental Course”, “Specialized Course”, “Training Course (Education/Nursing), and “Graduation Thesis”, and students take the liberal arts courses from the basics to the advancement, and the specialized courses from the basics to the specialty in a step-by-step and systematic manner. This course is organized so that students who completed those courses advance to the training course and acquire their ability to put educational ideas into practice. They compile a thesis in the end as a completion of what they have learned at the university.

  1. We have “Shinobugaoka Kyoyo I ~ IV” in which students learn local history and culture as one of the Liberal Arts Foundation Course, and “arts”, “International studies/sociology”, “Natural sciences”, “foreign languages”, “health and gymnastics” as Liberal Arts Advanced Course” in order to give education needed for a good member of society and improve their ability to think logically about various problems related to education and method of the problem solving.
  2. Other than “Shinobugaoka Kyoyo”, we also have subjects such as “Principle of education”, “educational psychology”,” social welfare”, “social care”, “child’s family welfare”, and “family support” in order to let students recognize a passion as an educator, ethics and their roles in our society.
  3. We also have courses of “Shinobugaoka Kyoyo”, “Japanese expression” and “play with words” etc. in order to improve their basic communication ability such as speaking, listening and writing.
  4. We have “Shinobugaoka Kyoyo”, “instructing method of ethical education”, “instructing method of special activities”, “collaborative learning” and “graduation thesis” in order to let students acquire learning ability to study continuously and voluntarily according to the social change.
  5. We have special courses focused on subjects such as “Japanese including Calligraphy”, “social studies”, “mathematics”, “science”, “home economics”, “music”, “piano/singing”, “living environment studies”, “drawing and crafts”, and “gymnastics”) , and also other subjects such as “information processing”, “literature of school curriculum” and “educational literature of special needs” in order to let students learn specialized methodology and knowledge systematically and strengthen their ability to put educational ideas into practice.
  6. We have “Specialized Fundamental Course”, “Specialized course” (subject/basic skill), “educational course, teaching method”, “pupil guidance/educational consulting”, “nursing/teaching method”, expression skill of nursing”), “Training Course” and “Graduation Thesis” in a step-by-step manner. As a subject course, method of teaching of each subject (Japanese, social studies, mathematics, science, living environment studies, music, drawing and crafts, and gymnastics”, “educational consultation”, “pupil guidance/ career guidance”, practice teaching guidance”, “practice teaching” practice teaching for kindergarten and elementary school) in order to let student acquire basic knowledge of the specialized course.
  7. We have “English”, “English activities for kids”, “English communication” as well as “music”, “music activities for kids” and “piano/singing” in order to let students cultivate English conversation and music capability.

Admission Policy
Desired image of students

The department of education has a policy to accept those who have the following knowledge, skills and passions in order to let students acquire knowledge, skills and ability to put educational ideas into practice that we have as educational concept and purposes of the department and the course and in diploma policy at the time of graduation.

  1. Those who have acquired education in a high school widely

  2. Those who have strong will to obtain a job using specialty of education and nursing fields

  3. Those who have acquired basic knowledge necessary to take the curriculum in the field of education and nursing, such as Japanese, English and music abilities

  4. Those who have acquired basic habits of lifestyle and autonomous learning
  5. Those who are able to search problems which occur in our society voluntarily and explain about it logically

  6. Those who have experienced extracurricular activities and volunteer activities in a high school or who are able to join such activities actively in collaboration with others

  7. Those who have acquired excellent skills (ex. Sports, art culture, etc.)

Teacher Licence Programs

[Elementary/Kindergarten Course]

  • Level 1 Elementary School Teacher License
  • Level 1 Kindergarten Teacher License

[Kindergarten/Nursery School Course]

  • Level 1 Kindergarten Teacher License
  • Nursery School Instructor Certification

Career Choices

[Elementary/Kindergarten Course]
Elementary school teacher, kindergarten teacher, education-related companies, local public organizations, etc.

[Kindergarten/Nursery School Course]
Kindergarten teacher, nursery school teacher, certified children centers, child welfare facilities, nursery school and kindergarten education-related companies, local public organizations, etc.