This is a course for obtaining a regular teaching certificate for junior high schools and high schools based on Japan’s Education Personnel Certification Act.
Students who take this course are awarded a teaching certificate at the time of graduation by earning specified credits while taking specialized education in their department. This course creates a heavier workload compared to other students, as it entails taking more classes, with many lectures in the evening and many practice sessions off campus, but this could lead to a student life that much richer.
Many students who have completed this course are playing active roles as teachers in junior high schools and high schools as well as other educational institutions around the country. In the academic year 2016, 130 people obtained 291 teaching certificates (including specialized certificates for those who completed a graduate program). While passing the teacher employment examination is a difficult hurdle, every year about 150 NODAI alumnae (including former graduates) become teachers.
Certificates and Qualifications acquirable in Tokyo NODAI
|Faculty||Department||Teaching certificates acquirable
the Teacher Education Course
in Junior High School
in Senior High School
|Agricultural Innovation for Sustainability||—
|Nutritional Science and Food Safety||Science
|Life Sciences||Bioscience||Science||Science/ Agriculture|
|Chemistry for Life Sciences and Agriculture||Science||Science/ Agriculture|
|Molecular Microbiology||Science||Science/ Agriculture|
|Bioproduction and Environment Engineering||Science/
|Landscape Architecture Science||Science||Science/ Agriculture|
|Regional Regeneration Science||—
|International Agricultural Development||Science
|Food Environment Economics||Social Studies||Geography and History/ Civics / Agriculture|
|International Food and Agricultural Science||—
|Bioindustry||Northern Biosphere Agriculture||—||Agriculture|
|Ocean and Fisheries Sciences||Science
|Food, Aroma and Cosmetic Chemistry||Science
|Business, Natural Resource and Economic Development||Social Studies
* The Teaching Certificate of Nutrition is acquirable at Major in Administrative Nutrition, Department of Nutritional Science.