Mission and Vision

 Higher standards for teachers have come to be expected today in Japanese society. As educators, teachers should have not only thorough understanding of the growth and development of human beings but also sufficient knowledge, ideas,background, methods and technique to teach effectively.
 Naruto University of Education was established on October 1, 1981 by the Japanese government to respond with a new approach to such social demands. The university is a new kind of University for teachers in that it is designed to retrain teachers from nation-wide schools through advanced course work and research in graduate programs as well as to produce elementary and secondary school teachers in undergraduate programs. In April of 1984, the first students were enrolled into the graduate program. The first students in the school education department entered in April of 1986.