National university for the Deaf starts teacher training program in April

March 4, 2011

At the Tsukuba University of Tchnology (Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture) that offers Deaf and blind students a four-year technical program respectively, the new students admitted in April 2011 will be able to take the teacher training program which leads to the acquisition of the teacher's license at the junior high school and the high school level.

According the university, since Tsukuba College of Technology was first established in 1987, there had been a strong demand from the students and their parents that a teacher training program be set up so that the student might be able to get a teaching license.

The working group was set up in the university to study the system for three years after the college was shifted to a 4-year university in 2005. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, approved the university to open the teacher training program for the Deaf and blind students each in July, 2010.

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