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Dean of School of Education / Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Since its founding in 1949, the School of Education has maintained a fundamental commitment to academic excellence in educational sciences and psychological and human developmental sciences. The basic goals of the School are to contribute to the advancement of cutting-edge educational research and to provide state-of-the-art programs designed for prospective researchers and education-related professions.

The undergraduate program consists of five instructional fields: 1) lifelong education and development, 2) school education and information science, 3) international education and culture, 4) human psychology, and 5) counseling and psychotherapy. Undergraduate students are awarded a BA degree.

The School provides graduate programs including both research degree programs and professional degree programs. The Department of Educational Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the MA, Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The Department of Psychology and Human Developmental Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the MA and Ph.D. degrees.

The School of Education has trained many talented specialists, and many of its graduates have become academic faculty at institutions of higher education in Japan and other countries. Other graduates may be found across Japan and throughout the world in both the government and private sectors, and in organizations dedicated to educational research.

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