Certification Programs

Teacher Certification Program

This program prepares students to obtain the certification necessary to work as a teacher in Japan.

All teachers in Japan, whether at public or private schools, must have completed the certification program and obtained a teaching certificate.

Types of Teaching Certificate on Offer
Junior High School First Type Teaching Certificate Japanese, Social Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Foreign Languages (English), Religion
Senior High School First Type Teaching Certificate Japanese, Geography and History, Civics, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Information, Foreign Languages (English), Religion

*Those who entered by AY2018 will be eligible for the senior high school first type teaching certificate "Information."
Reapplication of Teaching Certification Program is in progress as of April 2018.

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 purpose of this program is to cultivate human resources who will teach Japanese to non-native speakers, and ICU College of Liberal Arts issues a certificate of completion. The program's vision is:

  1. to academically clarify the high degree of professionalism and uniqueness of Japanese language education,
  2. to cultivate educators with a high degree of professionalism in the area of Japanese language education, and
  3. to cultivate educators with a rich sense of internationalism and humanity, who are citizens before they are educators (since multilingualism and multiculturalism are unavoidable in the reality of Japanese language education).

By completing the required 8 courses (24 units) that constitute the core of the program, as participants will acquire the specialized knowledge and skills necessary Japanese language educators. In addition, by completing 21 units from among courses of various majors that constitute the background of Japanese language education, for a total of 45 units, program participants will receive a certificate of completion

Senshu Teacher's Certificates in Junior High School and Senior High School

ICU Graduate School students can obtain the following junior high school and senior high school teacher's certificates by satisfying the prescribed requirements.

  • English (junior/senior high school)
  • Social Studies (junior high school)
  • Japanese (junior/senior high school)
  • Geography and History (senior high school)
  • Mathematics (junior/senior high school)
  • Natural Sciences (junior/senior high school)
  • Civics (senior high school)
  • Religion (junior/senior high school)

Reapplication of Teaching Certification Program is in progress as of April 2018.

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.

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