Department of Education

Students learn by closely examining human growth, development and formation, and investigating what the ideal form of education is.

The Department boasts a history and tradition of roughly 50 years, if we include the period when it was part of the College of Literature.
We have produced superior graduates who have entered educational institutions pertaining to child education, primary schools, junior high schools and high schools. However, the science of education is originally not only about nurturing instructors of education, but also a comprehensive study of "human beings" where we research how human beings grow, develop and mature throughout their lives, starting from birth. Human beings learn throughout their entire lives, not only through school education, but also by meeting with various types of people. The Department has established five programs: Human Development, Comparative Education and Sociology of Human Development, School Education, Clinical Studies of Education, and Media and Communication Studies. Through these programs, students research various issues (including modern-day issues) such as self-realization, human relationships, international understanding, and informatization. Students are asked to question the true nature of education and what the ideal form of education is. Not only do they expand their thinking, but they also acquire knowledge and skills that are useful in society as they aim to realize a society that is rich in spiritual quality.

Campus of Attendance

First Year to Fourth Year :


Lists specialized subjects for Programs II through VII for 3rd and 4th year students

Required Credits for Graduation / 128 Credits

Group ll

Course Subjects
Required Courses 3rd and 4th year
  • Pediatric Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Consulting Psychology I,ll
  • Special Needs Education
  • Psychology of Handicapped
  • Children and Adults ll
  • Education for Handicapped
  • Children and Adults
  • Welfare for Handicapped Children and Adults
  • Medical Science of Handicapped
  • Children and Adults
  • Issues and Topics of Education E,F
  • Studies on Higher Education B
  • Planning of Social Education I,ll
  • Studies on Current Issues of Social Education
  • Aged Society and Education
  • Education for Adolescence
  • Gender and Education
  • Studies on Culture of the youth
  • Studies on Volunteer Education
  • Studies on Community Networking
  • Studies on Sports and Recreation
  • Issues and Topics of Education G,H

Group lll

Course Subjects
Required Courses 3rd and 4th year
  • Education on Audio-Visual Media
  • Studies on User Interface
  • Studies on knowledge Expression
  • Studies on Development of Educational Materials
  • Instruction for Learning in the School Media Center
  • Studies on the Use of Information Media
  • Studies on Reading Instruction
  • Psychology of Learning I,ll
  • Social Psychology I,ll
  • Issues and Topics of Education I,J
  • Studies on Public Library Management
  • Studies on Information Media B,C
  • Studies on Children's Library Services
  • Organization of Information Media I,ll,lll
  • Studies on Information Services I,ll
  • Information Retrieval I,ll
  • Issues and Topics of Education K,L

4th year
  • Placement in Libraries / Information Institutions

Group lV

Course Subjects
Required Courses 3rd and 4th year
  • Studies on Child Health
  • Issues and Topics of Education M,N
  • Introduction to Early Childhood A,B
  • Methods of Early Childhood Education (Nursing), (Interpersonal Relations), (Environment), (Language), (Expression A,B)
  • Nutrition Science for Child
  • Issues and Topics of Education O,P

Group V

Course Subjects
Required Courses 3rd and 4th year
  • Methods for Elementary Education
    (Japanese), (Mathematics), (General Science), (Social Studies), (Life Environment Studies), (Music), (Arts and Crafts), (Physical Education), (Homemaking)
  • Studies on Students' Guidance
  • Educational Counseling
  • Studies on Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Methods of Moral Education
  • Issues and Topics of Education Q,R
  • Introduction to Physical Education (Practice)
  • Introduction to Music (Instrument B), (Vocal Music)
  • Introduction to Social Studies
  • Introduction to Life Environment Studies
  • Introduction to Arts and Crafts (Theory)
  • Introduction to Homemaking(Clothing), (Cooking)
  • Introduction to English in Elementary Education A,B
  • Issues and Topics of Education S,T
  • School Psychology

Group Vl

Course Subjects
Required Courses 3rd and 4th year
  • Introduction to English
  • English Composition ll
  • English Literature
  • History of English Literature
  • English Phonetics (Lecture), (Practice)
  • Studies on English in Elementary Education
  • History of Japanese Literature
  • Chinese Classics
  • Calligraphy
  • Theory of Calligraphy
  • Japanese History
  • History of Foreign Countries (Oriental and Western)
  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Method of Geographical Information
  • System (GIS)
  • Meteorology
  • Introduction to Regional Geography
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Economics
  • History of Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Study of Religion
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Vocational Guidance
  • Introduction to Pedagogy ll
  • Introduction to Lifelong Learning lll

Group Vll

Course Subjects
Required Courses 3rd and 4th year
  • Introduction to Instructional Design
  • IT Fundamentals for Educational Systems
  • Education with ICT and Learning Theories
  • Practices in Contents Development
  • e-Learning System Management Practices
  • Practices in Course Implementation
  • Practices in On-line Research and Analys
  • Collaborative Learning Design Practices

Group Vlll

Course Subjects
Required Courses 3rd and 4th year
  • Introduction to Christian Schools
  • World of the Old Testament
  • World of the New Testament
  • Christian Doctrines
  • Christianity and Law
  • Religion and Modern Society
  • Liturgy and Worship
  • Christian Mental Care and Counseling

The Aoyama Standard Subjects

1st - 4th year :

School-wide universal education system where experts in wide-ranging academic fields transcending the framework of colleges/schools and departments stimulate interest in learning and provide guidance.

The Aoyama Standard

Foreign Language Subjects

[ Foreign Language I ] 1st year :

English Reading (I), Oral English (I)

2nd year :

English Reading (II), Oral English (II), English Composition (I)

Free Elective Subjects

1st - 4th year :

Students can freely select from departmental subjects, Aoyama Standard Subjects, Foreign Language Elective Subjects (take at least minimum credits required), subjects in the Department of Psychology, as well as subjects offered by other colleges. (However, there are subjects that cannot be selected.)