Historical Sketch

August 1,1976 The Foundation Preparation Office of the New Type of Teachers' Graduate School was established under Director Hachiro Suda.
June 17,1978 "The Act for National School Establishment" was partially revised at 84 National Diet. The Joetsu University of Education was established by law.
October 1,1978 Joetsu University of Education started under the presidency of Dr.Chitoshi Tatsuno.The Administration Bureau was established on the Takada Campus of College of Education, Niigata University.
April 1,1981 Center for Skills Training, University Attached Elementary School and University Attached Junior High School were established.
April 16,1981 The first entrance ceremony for the College of Education was held.
April 20,1981 School started on the Takada Campus of College of Education, Niigata University.
June 8,1981 Administration Office, professors' offices, and students' dormitories were moved to the new Yamayashiki Campus.
April 1,1982 University Health Center was established.
January 25,1983 University Library was completed.
March 31,1983 Administration Building was completed.
April 1,1983 Graduate School of Education and Center for Educational Research and Development were established.
April 12,1983 University Library was opened.
April 14,1983 The first entrance ceremony for the Graduate School of Education was held.
October 1,1983 The fifth anniversary of the founding.
April 1,1984 The programs of early childhood education and special education were added to the Graduate School of Education.
June 15,1984 The building of Center for Educational Research and Development was completed.
March 15,1985 The first commencement day for both undergraduate and graduate students.
April 1,1987 Demonstration and Research Center for the Handicapped was established.
May 11,1988 Center for Research and Training in Education Information was established.
December 7,1988 The tenth anniversary of the founding.
April 1,1989 Professor Junko Matsuno was installed as President.
February 28,1990 Akakura House for Outdoor Activities was completed.
December 16,1991 The building of Demonstration and Research Center for the Handicapped was completed.
April 1,1992 University Attached Kindergarten was established.
March 10,1993 The building of University Attached Kindergarten was completed.
April 1,1993 Professor Akira Kato was installed as President.
October 1,1993 Information Processing Center was established (Center for Research and Training in Educational Information was abolished.)
November 25,1994 The building of Information Processing Center was completed.
January 25,1995 International House was completed.
April 1,1996 Joetsu University of Education participated as a collaborating university in the Joint Graduate School in Science of School Education, Hyogo University of Teacher Education (Ph.D.Program).
October 2,1998 The twentieth anniversary of the founding.
April 1,1999 Professor Takeo Ohsawa was installed as President.
April 1,2000 The number of students to be admitted into the College of Education was revised from 200 to 160. The number of students to belong to each course of Graduate School was readjusted (School of Education - 120 entrants, Early Childhood Education - 10 entrants, Special Education - 30 entrants, and Specialized Subject Fields - 140 entrants).
December 14,2000 Psychological Counseling Center was established.
April 1,2001 Center for Educational Research and Development was established. (Center for Educational Research and Development was reorganized.)
April 1,2003 Professor Takashi Watanabe was installed as President.
July 9,2003 The National University Corporation Bill was approved at the 156th session of the National Diet and the incorporation of national universities was decided.
April 1,2004 The National University Corporation Joetsu University of Education was established.
The name of the Information Technology Center was changed to (Information Processing Center.)
October 2,2004 The Commemorative Ceremony of the National University Corporation Joetsu University of Education.
April 1,2007 The name of the Research and Praxis Center for Education of Children with Disabilities was changed to (Demonstration and Research Center for the Handicapped)
March 31,2008 Center for Skills Training was abolished.
April 1,2008 The Professional Degree Program (Teaching Profession Graduate School) was established in the Graduate School of Education (Teacher Professional Development - 50 entrants)
The Master's Program of the Graduate School of Education was re-organized as a course with two specialties. The number of students in each course was re-adjusted (School of Education - 120 entrants, Specialized Subject Fields of Education - 130 entrants)
Center for Educational Research and Praxis was established (Center for Educational Research and Development, Center for Skills Training and Information Technology Center was re-organized)
Center for Information and Multimedia Education was established (Information Technology Center and Center for Educational Research and Development was re-organized)
October 4,2008 The thirtieth anniversary of the founding
April 1,2009 Professor Yaichi Wakai was installed as President.
March 31, 2010 The program of Early Childhood Education in the Graduate School of Education was abolished.
March 31, 2012 The program of Special Supportive Education in the Graduate School of School Education was abolished.
April 1,2013 Professor Yoshinori Sato was installed as President.
April 1,2014 International Exchange Center was established.
April 1,2016 Revision of the enrollment limit was executed within each course and major of the Graduate School of Education (Master's Course Program: 240 students (School Education Section: 116; Specialized Subject Fields of Education: 124 students); Professional Degree Program (Teaching Profession Graduate School): 60 students (Teacher Professional Development: 60 students)).
April 1,2017 Professor Naoya Kawasaki was installed as President.

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