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Introduction to Osaka University

Teacher Certification Course

At Osaka University, Type 1 certification for becoming a junior high school or senior high school teacher or school nurse is conferred in one's undergraduate school, while advanced certification for becoming a junior high school or senior high school teacher or school nurse is conferred in a graduate school.

Note: The certification given differs depending on school, graduate school, department, and major.
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  • In order to get a teaching certificate, credits necessary must be earned in keeping with the Educational Personnel Certification Law.
  • For details, please contact Student Affairs staff at the Education Planning Division, Department of Educational and Student Affairs or the Education Affairs staff at your school.
Teacher Certification Course Schedule

The teacher and nurse certification course schedule is as follows:

Early April Teacher certification course guidance
Sunday in early April Orientation for nursing
Sunday in late April and Sunday in mid-May
Guidance for teacher & school nurse practicum
Early in May ~ mid-May
Guidance for general practice
July ~ late November Follow-up practicum for teacher & school nurse
Late August ~ late September Acceptance of applications for teacher certificate
Early October Acceptance for hands-on nursing practice
2nd semester
Teaching practicum workshop

Details will be posted on KOAN bulletin board.

Teaching Training Booklets

Osaka University has prepared booklets for teacher and nurse training.
There are four booklets:

  1. Invitation to teacher training -- A guidebook for obtaining a teacher's certificate
  2. Steps for a future teacher -- Teacher practice notebook
  3. Becoming a school nurse -- School nurse practice notebook
  4. Nursing care guidebook & log book -- To further deepen one's experience and learning

Booklet 1 is given to newly enrolled students at the time of teacher course guidance and booklets 2 ~ 4 are given at the time of actual practice.

Booklet #3 has been incorporated into Booklet #2 since 2016.

Application for Teacher Certificate

  • Applications for teacher certification are submitted to the Board of Education of each administrative division.
  • The certificate showing the credits earned necessary for making the application is issued by Educational Affairs staff at your school or graduate school. For your reference: Obtaining Certificates for Graduates
  • Osaka University collectively applies for teaching certificates for those who are expected to graduate in March or who complete the 1st semester of a doctor's course.
  • Acceptances for the collective application are scheduled for late August - late September every year. Details will be posted on the KOAN bulletin board (teaching certification course) as soon as the schedule is finalized.

Questions about Teaching Course

If you have any questions about the teaching training program, please contact the Student Affairs staff at the Education Planning Division, Department of Educational and Student Affairs or the Educational Affairs staff of your faculty. 

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