Welcome to the Saitama University Graduate School of Education. The Graduate School of Education equips students with a broad range of perspectives and expertise related to people, society, and the natural world and provides both theoretical and practical research and education related to school education.
It is particularly distinctive in that it has a large number of international graduate students from many different countries. A major advantage of the graduate school is that in addition to conducting research on topics of their own interest, students can expand their understanding of humanity and society in such an international environment. We hope to have many international students studying alongside our Japanese students.
Kazutaka Yamaguchi, Dean, Graduate School of Education
Students who have graduated from the university and earned their bachelor’s degrees may continue their education in the Graduate School of Education Master’s Course. This course offers theoretical and practical research and education relating to school education. Students may then proceed to the doctoral course (offered through the United Graduate School of Education with Tokyo Gakugei University). Those who continue on to the United Graduate School (doctoral course) will be exempt from paying the enrollment fee.
The United Graduate School of Education is a joint graduate school with Tokyo Gakugei University and comprises the faculties of education and graduate schools of education master’s courses of Tokyo Gakugei University, Saitama University, Yokohama National University, and Chiba University. It is an independent graduate school with a doctoral course that can be completed in three years.
The Graduate School of Education Master’s Course is centered around the Faculty of Education, whose primary goal is the training of teachers. Students will gain a broad range of perspectives related to people, society, and the natural world while enjoying both theoretical and practical research and education activities related to school education. Thus, the goal of the master’s course is to equip students with an abundance of specialized capabilities.
Also, the graduate school offers opportunities to conduct advanced research and continued study related to school education and aims to cultivate young researchers who are fully equipped with the capabilities necessary to enable them to support and improve Japanese education in the next century.
The Graduate School of Education comprises three departments (School Education, Education for Individuals with Disabilities, and Subject Education) and 15 fields of specialization. Students in all departments will learn the latest results and methods produced by academic studies on topics related to education. In the tumultuous environment of contemporary society and community, the graduate school offers students opportunities to cultivate specialized knowledge and develop advanced education and research skills that will allow them to appropriately respond to the various problems being faced in school education today.
Saitama University has interuniversity academic exchange agreements with 33 overseas universities and interfaculty academic exchange agreements with 18 universities. Teachers/Students are able to make use of these relationships through joint research activities and teacher/student exchange programs. Saitama University promotes research and education activities undertaken in cooperation with its worldwide partners.
Taking advantage of the exchange agreements mentioned above, the Graduate School of Education conducts teacher exchange programs with Western Oregon University (USA) and the National University of Tainan (Taiwan). Guest teachers are invited to conduct special lectures, helping to expand the perspectives of the students and teachers at both universities.