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Online IBEC (IB Educator Certificate) KAMOKUTOURISHUSEI (Credited course student) program in English

(SY2023)

KAMOKUTOURISHUSEI system at Tamagawa University

This is a system that allows non-Tamagawa students (excluding Tamagawa graduate students and Certificate Program students) to take courses offered by the Graduate School of Education at Tamagawa University and earn regular credits. KAMOKUTOURISHUSEI can take the five courses (10 credits) associated with the IB educator Certificate in one academic year and upon successful completion of the courses apply to the IB to obtain an IBEC in PYP, MYP or DP.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Graduate School of Education Online IBEC program in English, applicants, must meet one of the following requirements (1) through (5).

  1. The applicant holds a bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution.
  2. The applicant has completed the equivalent of 16 years of education outside of Japan.
  3. The applicant is deemed eligible for admission by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
  4. The applicant has enrolled in higher education institution for more than 3 years obtaining required number of credits.
  5. Tamagawa University Graduate school recognizes that the applicant has an academic ability equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

English Proficiency Requirements

All courses are taught and assessed in English. The applicant has sufficient English language proficiency to pursue academic tasks and perform assessment tasks.

Non-native English speakers will need to provide evidence of one of the following unless they completed their last degree in an English medium institution.

<Level of English Language Proficiency required>

  • For those whose first language is not English.
  • IELTS score 5.5 or above
  • TOEFL® iBT 72 or above
  • TOEIC® L&R 780 or above
  • GTEC 1190 or above
  • EIKEN pre-1 level or above
  • Interview - Applicants who do not have current testing results or are unable to access a testing center can ask to be interviewed before applying.
  • NB: Applicants with teaching experience and/or a teaching license are preferred.
  • NB: Applicants do not need to reside in Japan.
  • NB: Foreign nationals who reside in Japan must have a valid residence status for the duration of their enrollment. (Since this program is offered online, Tamagawa University cannot sponsor students for student visas.)
  • NB: Applicants will require a stable internet connection and a device capable of accessing the course materials and attend online synchronous sessions. (Moodle will be used as the main learning platform.)

Number of courses and credits

5 courses 10 credits

Mode of delivery

On-demand, mostly asynchronous with some synchronous sessions

  • Day and time of synchronous sessions are to be decided with the instructor and students.

Enrollment period

One academic school year (April 1 to March 31)

  • Actual class periods:
    Spring Semester:April 7, 2023 – July 21, 2023.
    Fall Semester:September 22, 2023 – January 23, 2024.

Application documents and Content

  • IBEC online program application(e-form)in English
  • A certificate of prospective or of applicant’s credentials from the most recent educational institution.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (For those whose first language is not English.)
    • Those who have completed their last degree in an English-medium program are exempted from this requirement.
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume (in English)
    • The CV or resume should include your work history, teaching and educational background, contact information with three references, and attach a plain background photo of the applicant.
    • Be sure to include email address of 3 references, as we may need to contact them.
    • The applicant’photo will be used to create a student register and student ID card.
    • Any format accepted.
  • A copy of valid passport page with name and photo
  • If the applicant is a foreign national residing in Japan, a copy of their resident card (both sides)

Send original documents ②③④⑤ and ⑥(if applicable) to the address below.
KAMOKUTOURISHUSEI application office

Address:
Curriculum and Instruction Office (WEST)
Tamagawa University
6-1-1 Tamagawagakuen, Machida-shi, Tokyo, 194-8610, JAPAN

  • Tamagawa University may query the information on the application form.

Application procedure

  1. To apply, please prepare in advance a certificate of graduation/completion, a certificate of qualification showing English proficiency, and a curriculum vitae or resume.
    • If the applicant does not have a current language proficiency certification or score, the applicant needs to request an interview by Tuesday January 31, 2023. Please contact the university as early as possible to arrange an interview.
  2. Fill out the IBEC online program in English application e-form.
  3. Send hard copies of the application documents to the university by mail.
  4. Complete the bank transfer of the application fee.

Application period

February 1, 2023 (Wednesday) 10:00 to February 14, 2023 (Tuesday) 17:00 ※JST

  • Complete the application e-form, mail all application documents and pay the application fee.
  • Applicants who are unable to submit a current certificate or qualification showing English language proficiency, must complete an interview with a faculty member before submitting their application.

Method of screening

Document review

  • Interviews may be requested by the office

Application fee

\25,000(Japanese yen, JPY)

  • Transfer fees are borne by the applicant.
  • The application fee must be transferred to the bank account designated by the University.
  • Bank transfer information will be emailed to the applicant after they have completed the online application form.

Screening result

Applicants will be notified of the results of the screening process via email on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Enrollment procedure

Successful applicants will be required to complete the admission procedures (payment of enrollment and tuition) within the time frame provided by the University. Details will be sent together with the notification of screening results.

  • Applicants who do not complete the admission procedures within the designated period will not be admitted.

Enrollment fee and Tuition

Total \390,000(JPY)
A breakdown of the enrolment fee and tuition is provided in the Enrollment fee and tuition section below.

Payment period: March 6, 2023 (Monday) to March 14, 2023 (Tuesday)

  • Transfer fees are at the applicant expense.
  • Successful applicants are required to transfer the money to the bank account designated by the University. Successful applicants will be notified of the bank account information and remittance method.
  • If payment is not received by the due date, the applicant will not be admitted.

Notes

  1. Enrollments may be limited due to student numbers.
  2. Experienced teachers and/or licensed teachrs may be prioritized in screening.
  3. Students are registered in the courses they choose on the application. No changes can be made in principal after the application has been submitted unless permitted.
  4. Those who have submitted a certificate of prospective graduation (completion) at the time of application must submit documents to prove graduation/completion at the time of admission procedures. If you are unable to submit a certificate of graduation or other documents by the start of enrollment (i.e., you cannot meet the application qualifications), you will not be admitted to the program.
  5. It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm the arrival of physical application documents using a postal or courier service with a tracking function.
  6. Documents, application fee, enrollment fee and tuition will not be returned once submitted/paid. Payment of the enrollment and tuition is required to be eligible to enroll in the program.
  7. Please prepare the required fees in advance. The screening fee, enrollment fee, and tuition cannot be paid in installments.
  8. If you wish to withdraw from a course/program after the screening result has been notified, please submit a withdrawal form as soon as possible. Any tuition refund will be based on the tuition divided by the months remaining of the enrolment period following the withdrawal date. Any financial service providers fees are at the applicant’s expense.
  9. Any student who violates or acts in an inappropriate manner, in accordance with the various regulations of the University, will have his/her status revoked and will not be allowed to enroll in courses.
  10. For other matters, the Tamagawa University rules on KAMOKUTOURISHUSEI students and audit students will be applied.
  11. The university will handle any problems arising during the application process and while enrolled in the program according to provisions in Japanese law.

Required courses to obtain IBEC

Certificate in Teaching and Learning : CTL(PYP/MYP/DP)

① Primary Years Programme(PYP)(KAMOKUTOURISHUSEI)

CoursesNumber of creditsSemester offered
IB Teaching and Learning IA 2 Spring
IB Teaching and Learning IB 2 Spring
IB Teaching and Learning IC 2 Spring
PYP IIA Articulating the PYP 2 Fall
PYP IIB Assessment and Professional Learning 2 Fall
  • Students who have completed and earned credits for IB Teaching and Learning IA, IB, and IC can proceed to the fall term and take Articulating the Programme IIA and Assessment and Professional Learning IIB.

② Middle Year Programme(MYP)(KAMOKUTOURISHUSEI)

CoursesNumber of creditsSemester offered
IB Teaching and Learning IA 2 Spring
IB Teaching and Learning IB 2 Spring
IB Teaching and Learning IC 2 Spring
MYP IIA Articulating the MYP 2 Fall
MYP IIB Assessment and Professional Learning 2 Fall
  • Students who have completed and earned credits for IB Teaching and Learning IA, IB, and IC can proceed to the fall term and take Articulating the Programme IIA and Assessment and Professional Learning IIB.

③ Diploma Programme(DP)(KAMOKUTOURISHUSEI)

CoursesNumber of creditsSemester offered
IB Teaching and Learning IA 2 Spring
IB Teaching and Learning IB 2 Spring
IB Teaching and Learning IC 2 Spring
DP IIA Articulating the DP 2 Fall
DP IIB Assessment and Professional Learning 2 Fall
  • Students who have completed and earned credits for IB Teaching and Learning IA, IB, and IC can proceed to the fall term and take Articulating the Programme IIA and Assessment and Professional Learning IIB.

Enrollment fee and tuition

  • Application fee not included.
Online IBEC English program ¥390,000
Enrollment fee
(KAMOKUTOURISHUSEI)
¥10,000 Tuition ¥380,000
\38,000/credit×10credits

Payment period: March 6, 2023 (Monday) to March 14, 2023 (Tuesday) (At the time of admission procedures completion.)

Application (e-form)

FAQ

Contact point

Tamagawa University
Office of Academic Affairs
Curriculum and Instruction
IBEC online English program email address

mail: ssibec@adm.tamagawa.ac.jp

  • Communication with the University is limited to English and Japanese.
  • This guideline was written in Japanese and translated into English. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between these two texts, the Japanese text shall prevail.

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