Department of Global Education
Department of Global Education
Fostering 21st century skills for innovative education
What is GED?
Department of Global Education (GED) prepares students to become global educators through our bilingual courses (Japanese and English). All students will be granted an opportunity to study abroad in one of our partnership universities in Europe (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Litnuania and Belgium) for a full semester (4-6 months) to learn teaching, learning and education from international perspectives.
Students will also be eligible for an International Baccalaureate Educators Certificate (IBEC) by completing courses offered in GED.
Who studies at GED?
While GED offers variety of courses on teaching, learning and education, not all students intend to become teachers. Our belief is that the knowledge and expertise students gain at GED will be effective regardless of the career they choose, as fostering learning and growth in both colleagues and oneself is essential to professional development in any field.
Also, every year GED accepts international students from our partnership universities. Through interactions with students from different countries, GED students are expected to grow cultural and social awareness fundamental in understanding global and international education.
Our Partnership Universities for T-SAP
|University College Copenhagen||Denmark|
|University College Lillebaelt|
|University College of Northern Denmark|
|University College South Denmark|
|VIA University College|
|Åbo Akademi University||Finland|
|Vilniaus University of Applied Sciences||Lithuania|
|VIVES University of Applied Sciences||Belgium|
|Howest University of Applied Sciences|
|PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts|
Those interested in studying at GED as an exchange student, clickFact Sheets for T-SAP Autumn 2023 [PDFファイル／2.45MB] for details of our exchange program (T-SAP; Tsuru Study Abroad Program).
Interdisciplinary curriculum recognized by IB
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program, its curriculum, and the underlying educational philosophy have attracted significant attention in Japan with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology announcing its aspiration to increase IB certified schools in Japan. Tsuru University was accredited by the IB organization in 2016, and GED was founded the following year to prepare students to become able to teach as IB certified educators. GED offers the International Baccalaureate Educators Certificate(IBEC), PYP, MYP, DP in its undergraduate program.
Full-semester study abroad program
All GED students will be granted an opportunity to study in one of our partnership universities in Europe for a full semester in our study abroad program (T-SAP: Tsuru Study Abroad Program). By learning about teaching, learning and education in countries with different cultural and social backgrounds, students are expected to broaden their perspectives on education and to gain deeper understanding on the characteristics and strength of Japanese education systems, culture, and practices.