Admission Policy

Learning to work in the field of child development and education means acquiring suitable personal characteristics and expertise for school education, childcare and social work in order to help children to develop their zest and ability for living. This requires students to acquire a broad perspective and to learn a wide range of knowledge. Therefore, we advise would-be students at our faculty to study hard the school subjects taught at high school and also to actively involve themselves in various activities outside the classroom such as school events and extra-curricular activities.

The Faculty of Child Development and Education asks for the enrollment of:

  • students who are highly interested in children's life, play, development and learning and who are greatly motivated to be professionals in school education, childcare, and/or social welfare who help children to nurture their zest and ability for living;
  • students who have a great interest in building a home and community environment where children can develop a sound mind in a sound body; and
  • students who love and take pride in their regional areas and who are highly interested in the practices of education, childcare, and social welfare in their local communities.

Curriculum Policy

We aim to enable students to make contributions to their local communities and regional areas for the well-being of children;

General Education

The general education part of our curriculum encompasses the following elements of knowledge and intellectual culture:

Major Studies

Theory and Practice of Child Development and Education / Guidance and Assistance for Child Development

This part of our curriculum presents to students theories of child development and education and encourages them to acquire practical and professional abilities. They learn to understand the relationship between child development and their environment, and the practices of guidance and assistance for child development. It includes these elements:

Child Development and Education in Toyama

Students learn to understand the importance of cooperative work between different organizations and groups of people in a local community and regional society, through participating in characteristic activities in the fields of childcare, education and social welfare in Toyama.

Research into Child Development and Education

In their junior and senior years, each student conducts a research study on a subject matter of their choice, and at the final stage of their undergraduate program they write a graduation thesis and make an oral presentation on it. These processes are aimed at enhancing students' attitudes towards their self-development and independent researching in pursuit of a profession for children.

General Education

Approaches to Coexistence and Symbiosis

Human Understanding

Humans and Literature
Humans and Religion

Lectures on Health and Sport

Humans and Philosophy
Practical Skills in Sports

Social Understanding

The Constitution of Japan



Approaches to the Currents of the Times


English I
International Programs (long-term)
International Cultural Exchange for Children

English II
World Languages and Cultures
International Programs (short-term)
Current Issues in Japan

Cross-cultural Study Abroad
Current Issues in the World

The Information Age

Humans and Information
Children and Information Media

Training in Computer Literacy
Presentation Skills

Environment & Symbiosis

Humans and Environment

Humans and Science

Children and Environment

Aging & Decrease in the Number of Children

Introduction to Lifelong Learning


Contemporary Society & Reasons for Living

Career Planning and Support Programs

Introduction to Career Planning
Career Planning & Support II

Career Planning & Support I
Career Plannning & Support III


Freshman & Sophomore Seminars

Seminar in Cultural Traditions in Japan

Participation in Community Activities

Major Studies

Theories of Child Development and Education

Introduction to Child Development & Education
Theory of Child Development & Education
Major Seminar in Child Development & Education
Principles of Childcare
Childcare Profession

Principles of Education
Educational Psychology
Teaching Profession
Child and Family Welfare

Educational Sociology
Theory of Education in the Family
Professional Basis of Social Work Practice

Content and Methods of Child Development and Education

Curriculum Theory
Teaching Methodologies
Seminar in Teaching Integrated Studies
Childcare Curriculum Theory
Seminar in Childcare
Childcare (Health)
Childcare (Human Relationship)
Childcare (Environment)
Childcare (Language)
Childcare (Music)
Childcare (Arts and Crafts)

Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Methods of Teaching Japanese Language Arts
Methods of Teaching Arithmetic
Methods of Teaching Science
Methods of Teaching Life Environment Studies
Methods of Teaching Music
Methods of Teaching Arts and Crafts
Methods of Teaching Home Economics
Methods of Physical Education
Teaching Theory and Practice for Moral Education
Methodology of Special Activities

Japanese Language Arts
Social Studies
Life Environment Studies
Music I
Music II
Techniques for Nurturing Power of Expression I
Techniques for Nurturing Power of Expression II
Arts and Crafts
Home Economics
Physical Education


Guidance on Day Nursery Practical Training I
Guidance on Day Nursery Practical Training II
Day Nursery Practical Training I
Day Nursery Practical Training II
Guidance on Practical Training in Residential Care I

Guidance on Practical Training in Residential Care II
Practical Training in Residential Care I
Practical Training in Residential Care II
Guidance on Kindergarten Practice Teaching I
Guidance on Kindergarten Practice Teaching II

Kindergarten Practice Teaching I
Kindergarten Practice Teaching II
Guidance on Elementary School Practice Teaching
Elementary School Practice Teaching

Child Development and Environment

Developmental Psychology
Psychology for Childcare
Understanding of Infants
Child Health I
Child Health II

Training in Child Health Care
Child Food and Nutrition
Infant Care
Early Childhood Care and Education for Handicapped Children
Theory of Special Support Education

Principles of Social Childcare
Content of Social Childcare
Introduction to Medical Science
Mental Health
Children's Culture

Social Work for Child Development

Social Work
Assistance and Support for Childcare
Theory of Guidance for School Children
Educational Counseling
Theory & Methods of Social Work I
Theory & Methods of Social Work II

Seminar in Social Work I
Seminar in Social Work II
Guidance on Practical Training in Social Work
Practical Training in Social Work I
Practical Training in Social Work II

Theory of School Social Work
Seminar in School Social Work
Guidance on Practical Training in School Social Work
Practical Training in School Social Work

Social Services for Children, Families and Communities

Support for Family
Introduction to Social Welfare
Community Welfare
Social Welfare Administration, Services and Planning

Social Welfare Management
Social Security
Investigation into Social Welfare
Public Assistance
Health and Medical Service

Employment Support Service
Protection of Human Rights & Guardianship
Relief and Rehabilitation System
Social Welfare for People with Disabilities
Social Welfare for the Elderly

Child Development and Education in Toyama

Experiential Learning Activities in Nature
Training in Children's Activities
Seminar in Professional Teaching Practice
Training in Practice Childcare

Special Lecture: Social Welfare in Toyama
Special Lecture: Living in Toyama
Special Lecture: Childcare in Toyama

Special Lecture: School Education in Toyama
Internship in Toyama
Regional Study on Toyama


Research Seminar I (for juniors)

Research Seminar II (for seniors)

Students and Teaching Staff













Teaching staff


Associate professor


Assistant instructor








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