The IB Programme is an educational framework provided via the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). There are three programmes offered under the IBO auspices- the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for 3-10 year-olds, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for 11-16 year-olds, and the Diploma Programme covering the last two years of secondary education. Tamagawa Academy began exploring IB Programmes in 2007 and in March 2009 became an accredited IBO World School. The school is authorised to offer the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme.
Tamagawa Academy has exchange programs with 170 schools in 40 countries and is a member of the Round Square organization, a consortium of elite schools throughout the world who share a commitment to global education and community service. Tamagawa Academy is the only Japanese school that is a member of this organization.
JUAA (Japan University Accreditation Association)
Tamagawa University completed its 2010 evaluation "self-study" and in 2011 a quality assurance review was conducted for the second time based on the report submitted for the Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA). Tamagawa University has been certified to satisfy the applicable accreditation standards and accredited by JUAA for the seven years from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2019. The purpose of evaluation is to assure and enhance the quality of academic activities and ensure accountability for the public. In compliance with the law, universities must undergo accreditation evaluation every seven years by an institution that has been accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan and JUAA is one of the authorized bodies.
The Institute for the Evaluation of Teacher Education
All the professional graduate schools are required to have their curricula, faculty staffing, academic and research activities accredited every five years by certified agencies which are authorized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.
In 2010, the Tamagawa University Graduate School of Education (Teaching Profession) was accredited by the Institute for the Evaluation of Teacher Education and has been striving for continuous improvement in educational integrity and excellence.
ISO9001 is an international standard for quality management systems, and was established for the purpose of maintaining and improving the quality of products and services. The Department of Management Science at the Faculty of Engineering obtained ISO9001 certification in March 2004. The certification was awarded for an educational quality manual prepared by the Department, which treated classroom lessons as products, the quality of which is to be improved.
In March 2006, the certification was also awarded to the Department of Intelligent Information Systems and Media-Network Science, both of which had fulfilled the requirements in the previous year.