Shiraume Gakuen College continued education since 1942 when the predecessor and a part of the Social Education Society, Tokyo Katei Gakuen was founded in the present Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.
The goal of our curriculum is to learn childcare, pedagogy, psychology or welfare, to develop specialized knowledge and skills in each field, and to attain necessary education and foster rich humanity to be a member of society.
The compulsory “General Education Program” in all 3 divisions offers various classes including the study of humanism such as Modern Humanism and Labor and Human Rights. The aim of general education program is to acquire basic skills to continue further learning at the university and to accomplish with broad knowledge on human, society, nature, culture and different perspectives.
The “Baccalaureate Degree Program” added a new subject for all students in the department in 2014- Core Child Studies. Basic classes for specialized fields including modern child studies, early childhood care and education, pedagogy, psychology and welfare and specialized small group workshops are also available. Leaning subjects specialized in each division in depth along with these options allows for pursuing higher level of specialized knowledge and skills.
Our college offers 2 courses for students to acquire skills for on-site child education and welfare specialists in the future. In the general education course, students will increase general knowledge through learning in the humanism class which teaches our principle, the spirit of humanism as well as learning various subjects including literature, history and natural science and enrich their own humanity and understanding of the world.
In the “specialized education course”, students are able to learn both theoretically and practically to become professional child education and welfare specialists. They will master child education and welfare theories related to needs of today’s society and acquire practical skills through many exercises and hands-on practice. They will participate in a small group tutorials at the end of their first year to conduct their own research for the topic they have chosen.