Part-time student application guideline for the Online IB Educator Certificate Course in English.

(SY2022)

Part-time student status at Tamagawa University

Part-time students are students who have applied for and are enrolled in individual courses but not enrolled in a specific degree program at Tamagawa University. Part-time students can apply for approval to take selected courses for credit offered by different departments and graduate schools at Tamagawa University.

Eligibility : Applicant must fulfill at least one of the following five conditions

Graduate School of Education - Education Major - IBEC online program in English

  1. The applicant holds a bachelorʼs 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.

All of the courses associated with the IBEC online program will be taught and assessed in English. Applicants will need to have sufficient English language proficiency to access the curriculum and complete assessment tasks in English.

English Proficiency Requirements

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.

  • IELTS score 5.5 or above
  • TOEFL iBT 72 or above
  • EIKEN pre-1 level or above
  • Interview – Applicants who do not have recent documentation of one of the above can choose to arrange an interview with program representative prior to applying for the program.
  • NB: Applicants do not need to reside in Japan.
  • NB: The bulk of the courses content will be delivered on-demand/asynchronously with some synchronous elements.
  • NB: Applicants need a stable internet environment and access to their own devices to access the learning materials such as a as a personal computer to participate in online learning and teaching.
  • NB: Moodle will be used as the learning management system.
  • NB:The applicant has valid residency status, which extends through the period of enrollment if the applicant is not a Japanese national residing in Japan.

Maximum number of credits per school year

Graduate School of Education

12 credits/year (6 credits/semester)

Enrollment period

The enrollment period is one school year (April 1 – March 31).
An extension of enrollment due to special circumstances may be requested but is subject to University approval.

  • Spring semester April 1 to Sptempter 30, fall semester October 1 to March 31

Application documents

  • Online application form for IBEC online course in English
  • Certificate of (prospective) completion/graduation of the applicantʼs most recent educational institution
  • Proof of English language proficiency. (For those whose first language is not English. Proof of English language proficiency can be waived if the applicant completed his/her last degree at an English medium institution.)
  • A resume or CV in English including educational experience with 3 references.
  • A copy of passport page with name and photo
  • A copy of your residence card (both front and back) if the applicant is not a Japanese national residing in Japan.

Send PDF versions of ②③④⑤⑥ to the email addressed provided to the applicant after completing the application form.
In addition, please mail hardcopies of the documents to the address below.

Part-time student application office
Curriculum and Instruction Office (West)
Tamagawa University
6-1-1 Tamagawa Gakuen, Machida-shi, Tokyo, 194-8610, Japan

  • NB:
    ②③④⑤ are not required for applications for renewal.
  • NB:
    Please note that Tamagawa University may inquire about the information on your application.
  • NB:
    If the original documents listed above ②, ③, ④, and ⑤⑥ are not submitted to Tamagawa University,the IBEC qualification cannot be obtained.

Application process

  1. Applicants are required to send an intend-to-apply email to by 11:59pm on January 21(JST) with the applicantʼs name, place of residence, desired CTL type (ie. PYP, MYP, or DP) and information on applicantʼs English proficiency.
  2. Tamagawa University will reply to this email with a link to an online application form.
  3. Applicants who are not native English speakers, who do not have formal proof of English proficiency, must be interviewed prior to the application deadline. (Applicants should apply early to ensure an interview can be arranged.)
  4. Applicants must access the site and fill in information by February 7, 2022 (JST)
  5. Applicants must send PDF versions of required documents to the designated email address by February 7, 2022 (JST)
  6. Applicants must later post hardcopies of the PDF documents by mail/courier
  7. Applicants must pay the non-refuncable application fee to the designated bank account by bank transfer by February 15, 2022.
  8. Tamagawa University will notify applicants of the screening decision on March 1, 2022 (JST).
  • We will be closed from December 25 to January 4 due to winter holidays.

Application deadline

11:59pm on February 7 2022 (JST)

  • Please ensure to complete online application and send all PDF documents by the deadline.

Method of screening

Document review

  • Interviews may be requested by the office

Application fee

25,000 JPY

  • Bank account information will be notified via email
  • Bank transfer should be made by February15, 2022(JST).
  • Renewal applicants do not need to pay application fee except for the case of re-application.

Enrollment fee and tuition

Please refer to ◆Required courses and fees to obtain IBEC below.

  • Successful applicants will be notified of the payment deadline and payment bank account information.

Notes

  1. Enrollment may be limited due to capacity.
  2. Experienced teachers maybe prioritized in screening.
  3. The class schedule may change after enrollment.
  4. Changes and additions to courses selected cannot be made.
  5. Successful applicants must register for courses within the registration period. Failure to registration can cause the cancellation of enrollment.
  6. Documents, application fee, enrollment fee and tuition will not be returned once submitted/paid.
  7. For other matters, the Tamagawa University rules on part-time students will be applied.

Required courses and fees to obtain IBEC

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

① Primary Years Programme(PYP)(part-time student)

Name of coursesCreditsSemester offeredMode of delivery
IB Teaching and Learning IA 2 Spring

【Intensive course】
On-demand/asynchronous

  • Some synchronous sessions will be scheduled upon negotiation with students.

(One credit is equivalent to fifteen lessons of fifty-minute classes and one hundred minutes of independent study.)

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
  • Semester, day of the week and period offered may change.
Fees

<Application fee>
Application fee: 25,000JPY
Payment: Between February 8 and 15, 2022

<Enrollment fees>
Enrollment fee: 5,000JPY×2semesters ⇒10,000JPY
Tuition: 38,000JPY×10credits⇒380,000 JPY
Total: 390,000JPY
Payment period will be notified to successful applicants

② Middle Year Programme(MYP)(part-time student)

Name of coursesCreditsSemester offeredMode of delivery
IB Teaching and Learning IA 2 Spring

【Intensive course】
On-demand/asynchronous

  • Some synchronous sessions will be scheduled upon negotiation with students.

(One credit is equivalent to fifteen lessons of fifty-minute classes and one hundred minutes of independent study.)

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
  • Semester, day of the week and period offered may change.
Fees

<Application fee>
Application fee: 25,000JPY
Payment: Between February 8 and 15, 2022

<Enrollment fees>
Enrollment fee: 5,000JPY×2 semesters⇒10,000JPY
Tuition: 38,000JPY×10credits⇒380,000 JPY
Total: 390,000JPY
Payment period will be notified to successful applicants

③ Diploma Programme(DP)(part-time student)

Name of coursesCreditsSemester offeredMode of delivery
IB Teaching and Learning IA 2 Spring

【Intensive course】
On-demand/asynchronous

  • Some synchronous sessions will be scheduled upon negotiation with students.

(One credit is equivalent to fifteen lessons of fifty-minute classes and one hundred minutes of independent study.)

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
  • Semester, day of the week and period offered may change.
Fees

<Application fee>
Application fee: 25,000JPY
Payment: Between February 8 and 15, 2022

<Enrollment fees>
Enrollment fee: 5,000JPY×2 semesters⇒10,000JPY
Tuition: 38,000JPY×10credits⇒380,000 JPY
Total: 390,000JPY
Payment period will be notified to successful applicants

Contact point

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

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