About MIC

Overview

Miyazaki International College (MIC), founded in 1994, was established under the MIC credo, “Respect and Diligence” for the purpose of cultivating truly international individuals. Miyazaki International College, in addition to Miyazaki Gakuen Junior College, Miyazaki Gakuen High School, and the Miyazaki Gakuen Junior College-Affiliated Midori Kindergarten and Kiyotake Midori Kindergarten, is sponsored by the Miyazaki Educational Institution (MEI), a chartered educational corporation established in 1939.
Name Miyazaki International College
Founded 1994
Address 1405 Kano, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1605
TEL 0985-85-5931
FAX 0985-84-3396
URL http://mic.ac.jp/

President’s Message

Miyazaki International College
President
Keiko Yamashita
Miyazaki International College (MIC) was founded to nurture young adults who are equipped with the fundamental academic skills that will enable them to communicate with others with confidence under any circumstances and to tackle the issues with which they are faced. In the Department of comparative Culture of the School of International Liberal Arts you will study international liberal arts in English. In high school you studied basic academic subjects, but here at MIC, you will not simply listen to lectures in more sophisticated versions of these subjects. You will, rather, use English as a means for independently approaching your studies and to develop problem-solving skills. You will not be studying English, but you will learn how to use it by using it first-hand in your classes. The cognitive development that occurs in the process of using English in this way is also an important aspect of your learning in this department. The School of Education’s Department of Childhood Education will equip you with academic knowledge and a broad liberal arts education. The first stage of human development occurs in pre-school and childhood education. Here at MIC, you will complete a course of study designed to develop young professionals capable of bearing the important role of educator while acquiring a broad liberal arts education. You will also learn how to sing for children to your own accompaniment on the piano and develop English language proficiency. The outcomes of these learning experiences will be carefully monitored through the use of a Learning Portfolio (a learning management record) based on a clear set of evaluation standards that also enable us to enhance the effectiveness of our education.

Schools and Departments

Educational Philosophy and Objectives (From Article 1 of the College Rules)

Miyazaki International College upholds the educational philosophy of Respect and Diligence purported by Miyazaki Educational Institution. The College provides a program of higher education in the liberal arts for the purpose of developing individuals who will contribute to international society.

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Admission Policy
The Ideal MIC Student

Miyazaki International College selects appropriate candidates through diverse testing methods designed to comprehensively evaluate their abilities, motivation, appropriateness, etc. The college welcomes international and domestic students who

  1. Identify with its educational policy of upholding the philosophy of “Respect and Diligence”
  2. Recognize the value of contributing to global and local society
  3. Have clear educational goals and the ability to take independent action
  4. Are sufficiently equipped with the basic academic abilities and skills to engage in studies at MIC

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Curriculum Policy
Curricular Structure and Implementation Policy

The curriculum of the Miyazaki International College is designed on the basis of the following principles to develop individuals equipped with a sense of ethics, the education and scholastic capacity required of members of the working world, and the knowledge and skills expected of professionals.

  1. Courses will promote learning through critical thinking
  2. Courses will facilitate active learning in the classroom
  3. Courses that enable practical learning
  4. Couse syllabi will clearly state course objective, schedule, grading standards and methods, etc.
  5. Learning outcomes will be strictly evaluated on the basis of assessment standards

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Diploma Policy
Qualities Students Should Acquire by Graduation

Miyazaki International College awards the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Culture and Bachelor of Arts in Education upon students who have acquired the qualities and capabilities described below, and have successfully completed the requisite graduation credits.

  1. A sense of ethics that honors respect and diligence
  2. The education and scholastic capacity required of members of the working world, and the knowledge and skills expected of professionals
  3. The cognitive and practical skills necessary to confront the challenge of our social issues

Miyazaki International College Globalization Promotion Policy 2017

      Miyazaki International College (hereafter referred to as “the College”) was founded in 1994 as a liberal arts college with a School of Comparative Culture, which changed its name to the School of International Liberal Arts (ILA) in 2006, and a Department of Comparative Culture. Since its founding the College has offered students liberal arts education in English that fosters the idea of creating multicultural, interdependent societies by placing importance on understanding of both one’s own culture and those of other nations, practicing critical thinking skills to address pressing global issues, and mastering English as an international language.
       With the establishment of the School of Education (EDU) and the Department of Childhood Education in 2014, the College has grown into an institution with two Schools and Departments. Based on the College’s educational objective of providing a program of higher education in the liberal arts for the purpose of developing individuals who will contribute to international society (Article 1.1 of the College Rules), the School of Education also develops individuals who can play meaningful roles in an increasingly globalized society by equipping them with educational expertise built upon a broad range of knowledge.
       The College hereby declares that it will continue to implement plans that serve to maintain and promote global education in every aspect and, as part of this effort, has established concrete numerical goals in the following areas. The College will continue to make sincere efforts to maintain and achieve these goals.

(Created in September, 2017)

Maintenance and Promotion of a Global Educational Environment

In order to sustain a global educational environment, the College sets the following institutional goals for percentage of international faculty members: 55% (or higher) of the College faculty and 75% (or higher) of the faculty of the School of International Liberal Arts.

Promotion of Study Abroad

 In order to promote study abroad, the College sets an annual participation rate of 15% (or higher) of all students (ILA and Education combined) as an institutional goal.

Promotion of Foreign Language Education

In order to promote the mastery of English as an international language, the College sets the following institutional goals for students by the time of graduation: TOEIC 700 (or higher) for all students, and for students in ILA, TOEIC 800 (or higher) for 30% (or higher) of students, and TOEIC 900 (or higher) for 10% (or higher) of students. In order to achieve the above goals, the College will make efforts to further improve its language education.

History

1939
Miyazaki Educational Institution founded
1994
Miyazaki International College, Department of Comparative Culture, Faculty of Comparative Culture established
1999
Teacher certification (Level 1 Junior High School and High School English Teacher License) program accredited
2006
“Department of Comparative Culture” renamed “Department of International Liberal Arts”
2014
School of Education, Faculty of Child Education established; 20th anniversary of founding of Miyazaki International College