Teacher Certification Program
The College of Liberal Arts is authorized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, Sports and Technology to prepare students for the junior high school first type teaching certificate for religion, social studies, natural sciences, mathematics, English and Japanese and the senior high school first type teaching certificate for religion, geography and history, civics, natural sciences, mathematics, infomation science, English and Japanese. The requirements for teacher certification are set by the Ministry and outlined in the Teacher Certification Law. Students who complete the required courses may make collective application through ICU to the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education before their prospective graduation at the end of the Winter term, or after graduation, apply to a prefectural board of education for certification.
Curatorial Training Program
ICU has established the Curatorial Training Program, based on the Museum Law, and offers courses related to museums and trains students to acquire a wide range of curatorial and academic knowledge, as well as practical skills. Students who have successfully completed all the required courses will be awarded, at the time of graduation, a certificate indicating the fulfillment of the credits necessary for the completion of this program.
Japanese Language Teacher Training Program
The primary purpose of this independent university program is to produce highly qualified professional Japanese language teachers by instructing students to know the differences between Kokugo Education and Japanese language, and to acquire a deeper understanding of their specialty in teaching Japanese. The program also aims to turn out individuals with a broad world view so that students who complete the program may be adequately prepared for the kind of multilingual, multicultural interactions they may have with their non-native students.
Certification is received through completion of the program's core required courses; while students learn the kind of industry-specific knowledge necessary for teaching Japanese, they also choose from electives in other divisions which may serve to bolster understanding in the field of Japanese education.