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Teacher Training Program

The goal of program is to give basic and professional knowledge and skills in various areas of Japanese education.

Outline of the Course for Teacher Training Students

Characteristics of the program

The goal of Kumamoto University’s teacher education program is to give basic and professional knowledge and skills in various areas of Japanese education.
The Faculty of Education conducts specialized courses for students who wish to be kindergarten, elementary, junior, or senior high school teachers in the following subjects: Japanese, social studies, mathematics, natural science, music, art, health and physical education, industrial technology, living sciences, English, special support education (pedagogy, psychology), and school health nursing education.

Number of students to be accepted : 31 in total

Outline of the course

(1) Japanese language education (October 2019 to March 2020)
Japanese for everyday living and for conducting research after entering Kumamoto University. From elementary to intermediate various classes are prepared.

(2) Specialized training (April 2020 to March 2021)
Individual instruction from the student’s academic advisor. Students also take regular classes with other undergraduate or graduate students to deepen knowledge of their research subject. At the end of academic year, students are expected to present their research achievement.

(3) Others
  • Individual field trips with academic advisors
  • On-site observations at schools
  • Field trip to cultural facilities, historic sites and factories etc.

Follow-up for Graduates

Students can consult with their supervisors as through email even after completion of their training course.


International House, the dormitory for the international students, is located about 1.5 km east of main (Kurokami ) Campus. More than 200 international students and guest scholars reside there. Teacher Training students can live in the International House for one and a half years.

Monthly rent (as of Nov. 1, 2018)

  • Single room (147 rooms) : 17,000 yen
  • Couple room (6 rooms) :   26,000 yen
  • Family room A (3 rooms) : 36,000 yen
  • Family room B (4 rooms) : 34,000 yen

※ Utilities are not included.
※ A move-in deposit is required.


Kitchen, Shower and Toilet, Air Conditioner, Bed, Refrigerator, Electric Cooker, Desk, Chair, Shoe Shelf, Telephone (incoming call only). Internet access is available by individual.

Information for daily life

It takes about 10 minutes from the International House to main campus by bicycle.


Global Education Division
Kumamoto University
Address: 2-40-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto
860-8555 Japan
TEL: +81-96-342-2103/2138 FAX: +81-96-342-2130
E-mail: gji-ryugaku@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

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