Joetsu University of Education was founded in 1978. It aims to
promote the theoretical and practical studies regarding school
education. In other words, it has been established both for
pre-service training and for in-service training. It is composed of
College of Education for undergraduate students and Graduate
School of Education for graduate students. Graduate School of
Education offers Master’s Program and Professional Degree
Program. The university has an attached junior high school, an
attached primary school and an attached kindergarten. It houses
about 640 undergraduate students and about 600 graduate students.
About 300 faculty and staff members work here.
Joetsu city is a historical city with full of cultural properties. It is
also known as one of snowy cities with a good deal of natural
beauty in Japan. It takes about 2 hours by Hokuriku Shinkansen: a
bullet train from Tokyo.