Did you become interested in science at school? You can now pass on your enthusiasm and high-level scientific knowledge to the next generation through teaching. At Tokyo Tech, it is possible to acquire a mathematics / science teacher's license for junior high school, and a mathematics / science / information / engineering teacher's license for high school.
Undergraduate Degree Program (100-Level)
Students learn basic knowledge of developmental phenomena and methodology related to education. Topics mainly include the development of scientific and logical thinking, development of morality, and technology for measuring developmental function.
Professor Shin-ichi MayekawaAssociate Professor Kimihiko Yamagishi
In education science, "development" is the phenomenon of animal behavior changing over time. A familiar example of development is how a human baby acquires natural language. An important mission for elementary and junior high school teaching staff is to guide the thinking development of children/students in the proper direction. In the Development and Learning course, necessary basic knowledge for performing this role is learned.
Undergraduate Degree Program (200-Level)
Based on knowledge from Introduction to the Teaching Profession, Basic Theory of Education, Curriculum Education Method I, and courses related to operation of information devices, concepts for education engineering lesson design/improvement, educational program organization, models related to teaching/learning, basic knowledge of teaching methods, etc., and methods for lesson design/evaluation are learned. Students are also exposed to information devices as they work on assignments utilizing electronic bulletin boards, e-learning, coursework design systems, etc.
Associate Professor Toshiki Matsuda
Teaching staff need to have not only sufficient knowledge but also techniques for teaching it effectively. All skills, from cooking to acting, have theories — theories on to how to teach and design education appropriately. This is similar to how manufacturing engineering works. Education technology means acquiring and practicing perspectives and ways of thinking based on basic education theory.
Undergraduate Degree Program (300-Level)
The goal is to deepen understanding of the teaching profession, to acquire practical ability needed as a teacher, and to deepen understanding of students through experiences where specialized knowledge and skills learned in the lectures and seminars are actually used in classrooms. Students participate in this practical training for four weeks in total.
Professor Masao MurotaAssistant Professor Naoko KuriyamaAdjunct Associate Professor Asuka Terai
By actually teaching in front of a class, by having contact with students in various ways, and by coming to know how actual teachers work, it is our desire to increase your motivation for being a teacher. It is also four weeks for great personal growth.