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Elementary School English Education Major


Elementary School Teaching Certificate (4-year program)

Application Requirement: High school diploma

Our Elementary School English Education program has been certified as a professional post-secondary course by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

100% employment rate for* 5 consecutive years ※1

*This number is of the graduates of the 3-year Child English Education program, the predecessor of the current program.

English education for 3rd and 4th graders will be mandatory starting in 2020. Our school will foster future elementary school English teachers with the skills necessary to meet this expected rising demand.


Elementary School Teacher

Class management and instruction of children aged 6-12. Educate children to meet the national educational standard.

Kindergarten Teacher

Education and childcare for children aged 3 until pre-elementary entrance

Childcare Professional

Provide care for children and childcare guidance for parents at nursery schools and child welfare facilities.

TEFL Teacher for Children

Teach English through songs and picture books to children at English conversation schools.

After-school Childcare Worker

Support and nurture children and guardians living in childcare homes, maternal and child support centers.

Social Welfare Officer

Give Consultation, guidance and assistance to people in need of protection, based on the 6 Rules of Welfare at designated administrative facilities.

Target Licenses and Certificates

  • Elementary School Teacher type 1 license *
  • Kindergarten Teacher type 1 license*
  • Nursery School National Qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree (diploma)*
  • Advanced Specialist
  • Social Welfare Officer Appointment Qualification*
  • Children’s Instructor
  • Microsoft Word Processing Skills Qualification Test Grade 2 or above
  • Excel ® Spreadsheet Processing Skills Qualification Test Grade 2 or above
  • The EIKEN Test in Pratical English Proficiency Pre-1st Grade or above
  • TOEIC® Listening & Reading Test Score 700 points or above
  • Childcare English Test

*Acquired by entering Himeji University Department of Education’s correspondence program.

Expand your career choises with 3 qualifications in education and childcare

Earn a college degree and a teaching certificate through Himeji University's distance learning program

Learn through ECC's original TEFL Method

Gain practical teaching experience under a great support system

Start now! We can help you become a great elementary school teacher with TEFL skills.

Acquire global skills for a new future

Prospects of the Industry

Increasing demand for English teachers at elementary schools

Even higher skills will be required for elementary school teachers.

Preferred hiring of candidates with higher English skills

More municipalities are introducing a preferred hiring system for those with higher TOEIC scores and EIKEN certificates.

Increasing opportunities for overseas employment

Many of their graduates have been hired overseas through their experience at ECC


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