Aims of the School of Human Sciences

Ideas of education

The School of Human Sciences of University of Tsukuba consists of three colleges: College of Education, College of Psychology, and College of Disability Sciences.

These three colleges aim to cultivate human resources as follows:

College of Education: Human resources with expert knowledge which is necessary in modern society, such as (1) human resources who can play active roles as experts of education in various fields, (2) human resources who want to be researchers of pedagogy.

College of Psychology: Human resources who can analyze and comprehend the mind and behavior of humans with wide interests and can solve practical problems independently and creatively using acquired knowledge.

College of Disability Sciences: Human resources who can understand and explore not only disabilities but also humans generally and have practical skills and abilities for research in order to contribute to the creation of a society in which all people can live together.

Professors of each college make efforts to achieve these goals. We value the association of the three colleges. The educational goal of this school is to cultivate human resources who can understand deeply and support developments of people that are required in modern society. We think that this can be achieved by learning pedagogy, psychology, and sciences of disabilities comprehensively.

Classes are conducted with a small number of people, as a general rule. Students are required to always have their own ideas and clearly communicate them to teachers and other students. We give a warm welcome to whomever has wide interests in humanity, society and the nature of human beings.


policies of education

We make efforts to cultivate human resources who can contribute to solving modern and international problems in the new era. Therefore, we value three things, as follows:

First, it’s the extensiveness of the core-curriculum. Students learn basic and practical things concerning each college, carrier-design, international cooperation of education, and fieldworks, through the core-curriculum.

Second, it’s careful guidance through a system of small classes. The capacity of this school is 120 people in each year, and there are about 100 teachers. Also, according to the homeroom teacher system, teachers can take care of students promptly.

Third, it’s instructions for taking advantage of resources in and out of the university. University of Tsukuba has 6 attached schools and 5 special needs education schools. These are valuable for linking both practices and what students have learned in university. Also, we hold exchanges with partner universities in foreign countries.

People say that students of this school are noted for their cheerful attitude to learning. We welcome sincere students who want to learn “humanity” and “humans,” and value communicating their hopes with each other.