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Licenses Students Can Obtain at TCUE
 

Teaching Certificate 

(1) Licenses students can obtain at TCUE
- Primary License to teach geography and history and civics at high school
- Primary License to teach social studies at junior high school 
 

Students who have already acquired a primary license through the Faculty of Regional Policy can obtain the following specialized certificates by acquiring more than 24 credits of relevant courses at the Graduate School of Regional Policy.

- Specialized Certificate to teach civics and geography and history at high school
- Specialized Certificate to teach social studies at junior high school

 

The teacher-training courses were established at the Faculty of Regional Policy in the 2000 academic year. The Faculty aims at developing human resources with a global viewpoint and knowledge as well as the ability to cultivate region-oriented ideas and put them into practice. The Faculty's teacher-training courses reflect this vision of development of human resources in its education of prospective teachers. (For objectives and characteristics of the courses, refer to the "Licenses Students Can Obtain Through the Faculty of Economics [Teaching Certificate].")
 

 To obtain a teaching certificate, students are required to acquire additional credits separate to those needed for graduation. Therefore, a meticulous study plan and considerable efforts are required. For detailed information, refer to your entrance year's syllabus guidelines.

 

License students can obtain at TCUE Type of license Primary high school license Primary junior high school license
Teaching subject Geography and history Civics Social Studies
Requirements for certification Basic qualifications Bachelor's degree
Minimum number of credits that should be obtained at university Courses in the teaching subject 32 34
Teaching courses 27 35
The Constitution of Japan 4
Physical education 2
Foreign language communication 2
Handling of information devices 2
Care giving practical training   1

 

Social Welfare Officer (appointment qualification)

Social Welfare Officers provide advice, instruction and assistance to people needing protection or support, as part of a service of administrative organizations or welfare facilities according to the Public Assistance Act, Child Welfare Act, Mother and Child and Widows Welfare Act, Act on Welfare of Mentally Retarded Persons, Act on Social Welfare Service for Elderly and Act on Welfare of Physically Disabled Persons. The Social Welfare Officer license is needed when a person employed by an administrative organization or a public welfare facility is engaged in the business of these organizations. Students of the Department of Regional Policy, Department of Regional Development and Department of Tourism Policy are eligible to take part in the training program for this license. (Completion of more than 3 courses from the table below is required.)

 

Completion of more than 3 courses from the table below is required.
Social Welfare, Social Investigation, Child Welfare, Welfare for the Elderly, Regional Welfare Policy, Lifestyle Welfare, Welfare for the Disabled, Comparative Study of Welfare, Welfare Assistance Technology, Regional Medical Care Insurance, Study of System Care, Gender and Welfare, Study of Cooperative Association, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Psychology, Psychology for the Elderly, Urban Sociology, Sociology, Rural Sociology, Office Sociology, Family Social Work, Social Policy, Regional Social Policy, Economic Policy, Regional Economic Policy, Ethics

 

Social Education Director (appointment qualification)

 Social Education License is an appointment qualification that is needed to work as a special officer engaging in social education at the board of education. Social Education Directors give professional and technical advice to the staff of community halls, libraries, museums, gymnasiums and other social education facilities and people in charge of social education in youth, women's organizations and PTAs. To be certified, students need to complete the training courses shown below and work as an assistant Social Education Director for more than 1 year. Students of the Department of Regional Policy, Department of Regional Development and Department of Tourism Policy are eligible to take part in the training program for this license.

 

Compulsory subjects Lifelong Learning I and II      Social Education Plan I and II
Social Education I and II      Social Education Activities
Management of Public Facilities
Elective subjects Workshop Practicum
Social Education Practicum
Sports Administration      Study of NPO
Sports Instructors Development
Gender Equality      Pupil and Career Guidance
Educational Consultation

 

Curator

 Curators deal with technical matters in the collection, supplement, exhibition, research and investigation of materials in museums. The curator license is granted to those who have a bachelor's degree and acquired the credits of the following training courses. Students of Department of Regional Policy, Department of Regional Development and Department of Tourism Policy are eligible to take part in the training program for this license.

 

Compulsory subjects
Lifelong Learning I and II      Outline of Museum Studies
Museum Management      Museum Information
Museum Materials      Museum Practicum
Audio-visual Education Media      Principles of the Teaching Profession
Elective subjects
Region and History      Outline of Regional History
Regional Culture      Cultural Policy
History of Regional Culture      History of Regions in Japan
Cultural Sociology      Japanese Culture
German Culture      French Culture and History
British Modern Culture      Folklore      Archaeology
Oriental Art History      Western Art History
Conservation of Museum Materials

 

Youth Advisor (appointment qualification)

The youth advisor license is frequently required as a condition of employment at child welfare facilities stipulated in the Child Welfare Act: for example children's homes, maternal and child living support facilities, short-term therapeutic institutions for emotionally disturbed children, children's self-reliance support facilities, institutions for mentally retarded children and institutes for physically handicapped children. To obtain this license, meeting either of the following two conditions [(1) or (2)] is required. Students of the Department of Regional Policy, Department of Regional Activation and Department of Tourism Policy are eligible to take part in the training program for this license.

 

(1)Those who have acquired a teaching certificate for junior high school or high school at TCUE
(2)Those who have completed the subjects in the table below

 

Compulsory subjects  Child Welfare
Optional subjects
Welfare for the Disabled      Welfare Assistance Technology
Family Social Work
Acquisition of more than 6 credits in 3 courses concerning regional welfare including the courses in the table above is required.