Science Education Course, Secondary Education
Aiming to become teachers who convey the joy and excitement of learning about nature, science, and technology in everyday life
The Science Education Course of the Secondary Education Major cultivates students' abilities to think and express themselves scientifically in line with the development of contemporary science and technology, and develops human resources who can become a key part of secondary science education, with robust expertise backed by the requisite knowledge and skills.
- Individuals who have a strong desire to become a junior or senior high school teacher, and are eager to acquire knowledge related to the natural sciences and to explore various issues in their role as a teacher.
- Individuals who have an interest in and experience with exploratory learning in science as well as experiments and observation.
- Individuals who have adequately acquired a wide range of fundamental knowledge and skills related to science in high school, and have studied three or more of the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and geology.
Educational Goals 1
Develop a broad general education and a high level of expertise in the natural sciences
We strive to equip students with a broad general education in the natural sciences and high level of expertise in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. We also strive to promote the development of a high level of expertise in the fields of science education related to practical classroom skills to foster students' scientific ways of thinking and to form a scientific outlook on nature.
Educational Goals 2
Enhance student qualities as teachers through peer learning
We have created a system where supervisors can appropriately discuss problems related to students' study from the time they enroll until they graduate, and we strive to ensure that students have a positive university experience by regularly checking their academic progress. In the latter part of their sophomore year, students select a field in which they want to conduct a specialized study, and from their junior year, they start to receive advice on their research and teaching practicum from the supervisor of their senior thesis research. Thus, students in different years of study work together and strive to improve the quality of their teaching.
Educational Goals 3
Cultivate practical science teaching skills through interactions and partnerships with both internal and external parties
We offer many opportunities for students to be involved in unique efforts undertaken by our faculty members and to participate in projects sponsored by the university’s Center for Science Education. Students will learn practical science teaching skills through interactions with community members and partnerships with in-service teachers.
Areas of Study
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Science Education