Home Economics

Department of Juvenile Education
Focusing primarily on pre-school-aged infants, the Department of Juvenile Education takes a broad-based and intensive approach to the study of children and adolescents up to the age of 18. Students train for professional careers in which they will be able to continue to explore the study of juvenile education. After completing the program, students will earn a Kindergarten Teacher’s License (Class 1) or Nursery School Teacher qualification.
Society’s expectations of what is required of kindergarten and nursery school teachers have risen significantly. For this reason, the Department of Juvenile Education has established majors in Juvenile Education and Childcare Support to train and develop kindergarten and nursery school teachers to be distinctive specialists who will formulate childcare strategies based on a keen understanding of the needs of each individual child and create child-raising partnerships with parents and the community.
Moreover, our campus is fully equipped with a number of childhood education facilities, including a campus kindergarten, a nursery room, a facility for children with disabilities (the Wakakusa Group), and our Parenting Plaza (Kosodate Hiroba). These facilities allow students to learn in an atmosphere where they gain hands-on experience with children and parents, and the realities of childcare everywhere on campus.

Department of Child Education
The Department of Child Education was established in 2009 to train teachers to meet a variety of challenges as well as to enhance their professionalism as elementary school educators. Our core concepts are to train educators who will be able to
  1) Provide instruction that will allow children to learn basic academic skills (such as language and arithmetic)
  2) Manage classrooms with confidence and prevent the breakdown of classroom order
  3) Offer special needs education by providing for the needs of children with disabilities in regular classrooms
  4) Provide learning and growth support based on a long-sighted view of children’s development
  5) Provide instruction in English-language education at the elementary school level.
Every year, about 60% of our department’s graduates become elementary school teachers, 20% become kindergarten teachers, and the remaining 20% become civil servants, career-track employees, or proceed to graduate school.

Department of Food and Nutrition
The Department of Food and Nutrition consists of our Nutrition Studies Major and Registered Dietitian Major.
The Nutrition Studies course is oriented toward students who wish to learn extensively about nutrition, aspiring to careers in one of a variety of fields associated with health and the human diet. Students learn about the mechanisms of the human body, the impact of nutrition on health, and the importance of food product components. In addition, they study food processing and storage methods and ingredient selection and handling.
Our Registered Dietitian course aims for its graduates to serve in the role of nutrition experts as part of a team-based approach to medical care. We aim to comprehensively manage the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a nutrition education and dietary therapy program that understands the pathologies and mechanisms of the human body, yet remains conscious of the realities of medical care in practice.
Students in the department are able to obtain various qualifications depending on the courses they have taken, such as a Nutritionist’s License, Middle and High School Teacher (Home Economics, Nutrition, Science), qualification for appointment as a Food Sanitation Inspector or Food Sanitation Supervisor, and eligibility to take the Food Specialist Examination and the National Examination for Registered Dietitians.

Department of Costume and Clothing
The Department of Costume and Clothing has its own rich history and traditions. Despite an educational core based in the founding spirit of self-reliance, self-control, and the living doctrines of love, diligence, and wisdom, it also intends to nurture students as future professionals with the power to lead to the creation of new values and who contribute to society.
Through their course work, students study apparel from the perspectives of both science and fashion. This comprehensive approach allows students to find success in the fields of both fashion and education. Students learn a wide array of knowledge and techniques, including the ability to examine fashion. Their learning is deepened further still in the discovery of their own aptitudes, and we offer guidance that can help them find their own course in life. This instruction and support ensures that students are able to progress towards realizing their future plans and earning a variety of career qualifications, including Home Economics teacher, Textiles Advisor (TA), Curator, or Textiles Evaluation Specialist (TES).

Department of Environmental Science and Education
The Department of Environmental Science and Education offers an educational experience wherein students may acquire a foundation of basic knowledge and carry out the experiments, training, and lab seminars necessary to gain practical understanding of theoretical principles. During their course of study, students clarify their educational and professional goals and are then able to focus on courses that will help them succeed in their intended careers.
The experiments, training, and lab seminars in our curriculum have been put together as a systematic whole rather than in piecemeal fashion. Courses involve fieldwork, including water surveys and hands-on farm experience, with elective outdoor training on Iriomote Island in Japan, as well as opportunities for practical training overseas. By working through the courses, our students can give serious thought to how their studies can best lead to future careers as science educators or in related occupations, such as environmental planners. The department’s goal is to train students as professionals who can understand the various problems inherent in the environmental issues in our day-to-day lives and who will be able to consider solutions by studying these problems from the perspective of nature and the environment.

Department of Art and Design
Our department trains students to have strong minds and sensibilities, and develops professionals who will create comfortable and beautiful living spaces.
A curriculum that begins with the basics, providing the opportunity to learn the overall skills for art and design
Students are not expected to choose their specialization at the time of enrollment, but rather to find their own direction by spending the first year learning basic practical and theoretical subjects such as practical foundations, sketching, color science, basic modeling, and art history.
Students take subjects that serve as the introduction to their specialization in their second year.
A flexible open curriculum allows students to select from a variety of specialized courses
Choosing freely from among various specializations in their third year and learning the most appropriate mode of expression allows students to pursue the possibility of self-expression through artistic modeling. The fourth year is divided into various seminars, and students begin work on a graduation project.
Producing art on a verdant campus with extensive studio facilities
Our students practice their creative activities on a campus lush with abundant greenery.
Extensive studio facilities have been provided for each artistic specialization.


Itabashi Campus / 1-18-1 Kaga,Itabashi,Tokyo,JAPAN 173-8602
Sayama Campus / 2-15-1 Inariyama,Sayama,Saitama,JAPAN 350-1398