Special Needs Education

Engaging in special needs education in special needs schools and ordinary schools

The Department of Special Needs Education cultivates teachers who will be involved in education for special needs students in both special needs schools and ordinary schools. In special needs classrooms, individuals must be deeply compassionate in a way that allows them to embrace each and every student and they must have broad expertise that enables them to deal with a variety of disorders. Our department strives to cultivate teachers who can provide practical educational support suited to the skills and personality of each child. Students also gain knowledge and skills on school safety and crisis management.

Prospective Students

  • Individuals who have adequate fundamental knowledge and skills acquired from courses in a wide range of subjects in high school.
  • Individuals who have a strong ambition to acquire the practical educational skills needed to provide special needs education.
  • Individuals who have a strong desire to work in the teaching profession, particularly in the field of special needs education, and who can maintain their interest in the field.
  • Individuals who have a sense of mission and passion related to the growth of children with special needs.
  • Individuals interested in acquiring skills to communicate with diverse people.
  • Individuals who have familiarity with or interest in schools and education based on their own school experience.

Educational Goals 1

Acquiring advanced knowledge and practical skills on children with special needs

We cultivate teachers who can grasp the needs of individual children with special needs enrolled in special needs schools, special needs classes, and children with special needs taking regular classes, and who can engage with them in ways that best meet their physical and mental health conditions. We strive to produce teachers who also embrace and provide support to their students’ parents and siblings.

Educational Goals 2

Learning how to manage classes where children with and without special needs learn alongside one another

Through classes on "Fundamentals of an Inclusive Education System," "Universal Design Class Theory," and "Theories on Education for Understanding Special Needs," we cultivate elementary school teachers who can develop classes in which anyone can participate, including students with developmental disabilities, and who can create classes in which anyone can be a key participant.

Educational Goals 3

Improving practical skills in special needs education under the guidance of faculty members with robust expertise

Students can study educational theories, teaching techniques, psychology, physiology, and pathology associated with different disabilities. Students can also acquire a wide range of practical skills in special needs education by taking classes such as "Visual Impairment Assessment Theory," "Hearing Impairment Assessment Theory," "Children with Special Needs Assessment Theory," "Fundamentals of Sign Language," "Braille Teaching Methods," and "Career Education for Children with Special Needs."

Areas of Study

Special Needs Education Pedagogy, Special Needs Education Psychology, Special Needs Education Clinic