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Future Special Education Teachers

Future Special Education Teachers

Training Program Majors for Future Special Education Teachers

Goals and Features of the Course

  • Children with Visual Impairments
  • Children with Hearing Impairments
  • Children with Mental Retardation
  • Children with Speech and Language Disorders
  • Children with Physical Disabilities
  • Children with Health Impairments

The Department of Special Education at the Fukuoka University of Education is the first department that offers six programs for undergraduate students in Japan. The aim of the training programs is to train special education teachers who will teach children to function in society independently.

The four-year curriculum is designed to prepare university students to teach students with disabilities in special schools and in special classes attached to local schools.
In the first year, students are introduced to the field, studying education systems, psychology, and the education of students with disabilities, and much more. In the second year through the foruth year, students learn about theories in Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Education, and Pathology, in accordance with the curriculum of the major which students select at the beginning of their second year.

Students enrolled in the program learn instructional strategies to teach students with disabilities using a variety of academic skills. Students also participate in the faculty's educational and research activities at the Special Education Center which was founded by the Fukuoka University of Education. This option is one which is based on practicum, and is closely integrated with the student's course work.

Main Course Subjects

Education for Children with Disabilities, Psychology of Children with Disabilities, Pathology for Children with Disabilities

Major Career Paths

Special education teachers

Teaching Staff and Research Fields

Teaching Faculty / Research Fields
Name
Title
Research Fields
Hiromitsu AIZAWA
Professor
Psychology of the Hearing Impaired
Kaoru ICHIKI
Associate Professor
Education of Physical Disabilities
Tomio OHTA
Professor
Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Dan OHIRA
Associate Professor
Education of Physical Disabilities
Aiko KURAMITSU
Lecturer
Education of Intellectual Disabilities
Masamutsu KENJO
Professor
Education of Speech Disorders
Takeshi NAKAYAMA
Professor
Psychology and Teaching Method for Children with Developmental Disabilities
Takashi NAKAMURA
Professor
Disability Sciences
SungMin HAN
Lecturer
Education of Visual Impairments
Mikae FUKASAWA
Assistant Professor
Education of Children with Disease
Michinori FUJIKANE
Professor
Communication of Developmentally Handicapped, Applied Behavior Analysis

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