Licenses and qualifications to be achieved after graduation

Course curriculum model for the disability sciences

The University of Tsukuba has the finest graduate school in the disability sciences in Japan (the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences), and graduates of the College of Disability Sciences are encouraged to further their studies at the graduate school. Disability-related jobs increasingly require in-depth expertise, and demand for human resources with high-level expertise, equipped with postgraduate degrees, is increasing. In addition to the option of continuing to graduate school, students can utilize their expertise and skills as experts in various disability-related workplaces, as the activities of people with disabilities expand throughout society and the need to provide support for such activities increases. Additionally, students can obtain a teacher’s license by taking a teacher-training course. Students can also acquire, through the graduate school, qualifications to take examinations for school psychologists and clinical developmental psychologists, etc., as well as practical credentials as autistic spectrum specialists. 

Course curriculum model for special needs education

Students following this course curriculum model typically become special needs school teachers, primary or junior high-school teachers in charge of special needs classes, or national or local public officers. Students are also encouraged to study further at the graduate school of the University of Tsukuba (the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences). Through systematic study based on this model, at the college and graduate school, students can acquire a specialized certificate and become educators or researchers, etc., with higher-level expertise.

Course curriculum model for social welfare

Through study in the specified curriculum model subjects, students can be qualified to take the national examination for social welfare workers. Students are expected to play active roles in workplaces demanding expertise and skills regarding human welfare, including those of national or local public servants in charge of welfare affairs, the Councils of Social Welfare, teachers, welfare experts for people with disabilities, the elderly, children, etc., and private companies offering services for the elderly, etc. Students can also study further at the graduate school (the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences)