Organization of the Graduate School and Faculty

The Joint Graduate School (Ph.D. Program) in Science of School Education has been established at Hyogo University of Teacher Education on the basis of the Graduate School of Education (Master's Course) of each of its four constituent universities: Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Joetsu University of Education, Naruto University of Education, and the Faculty of Education in Okayama University. It should be emphasized that the Joint Graduate School is an independent three-year postdoctoral course different from these Graduate Schools of Education.

The Joint Graduate School consists of three fields of research: School Instruction, Instructional Development in Forefront Issues and Content Area Instruction, which are further divided into eight departments as shown below.

Hyogo University of Teacher Education Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's course) Department of School Education
Department of Special Support Education
Department of Subjects and Related Areas of Education
Graduate School of Education (Professional Degree Program) Department of Advanced Professional Development in School Education

Joint Graduate School
(Ph.D. Program)

Constituent Universities

  • Hyogo University of Teacher Education
  • Joetsu University of Education
  • Okayama University
  • Naruto University of Education
Field of School Instruction Department of School Educational Methodology
Department of School Counseling and Human Developmental Support
Field of Instructional Development in Forefront Issues Department of Instructional Development in Forefront Issues
Field of Content Area Instruction Department of Language Education
Department of Social Science Education
Department of Natural Science Education
Department of Fine Arts and Music Education
Department of Health and Living Sciences Education
Faculty of School Education Undergraduate Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher-Training Program Field of School Education
Field of School Subject Education

Academic Members of the Joint Graduate School

(May 1, 2015)
Field Department Faculty
Professor Special Appointed Professor Associate Professor Lecturer Assistant Professor Total
School Instruction School Educational Methodology 20 0 11 0 0 31
School Counseling and Human Developmental Support 38 0 9 1 0 48
Instructional Development in Forefront Issues Instructional Development in Forefront Issues 30 0 9 0 0 39
Content Area Instruction Language Education 32 0 5 0 0 37
Social Science Education 25 0 8 0 0 33
Natural Science Education 29 0 7 0 0 36
Fine Arts and Music Education 32 0 11 0 0 43
Health and Living Sciences Education 39 0 8 1 1 49
Total 245 0 68 2 1 316

* Academic Members of the Joint Graduate School: All faculty members who are qualified to serve on the Joint Graduate School teaching staff selected from its constituent universities.