Department of Education
Virginia Caneo, Chairperson
Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd)
Theory and Concepts Courses (12 units)
The following subjects provide the broad frameworks within which students can understand, rationalize, and reflect on the various methods, strategies, processes, issues, and other matters related to the teaching profession.
Adolescent Development 3 units
Methods and Strategies Courses (24 units)
The following subjects are methods and strategies courses in the program that aim to develop in students a wide range of skills to facilitate and evaluate learning in diverse types of students in a variety of learning environments
Principles of Teaching
1 3 units
Field Study Courses (12 units)
The following series of courses are the field study courses that are intended to provide students with practical learning experiences in which they can observe, verify, reflect on, and actually experience different components of the teaching- learning process in actual school settings. The experiences begin with field observation and gradually intensify until students undertake practice teaching.
Special Topics Courses (3 units)
Students will have the opportunity to explore special topics and issues related to their field of study by taking three one unit elective seminars on a range of topics chosen by the teacher education institutions, based on their perceived needs of the students and the expertise of their faculty.
Some of the possible topics for these one- unit elective seminars, are but are not limited to the following: Teaching Multi-grade Classes, Environmental Education, Teaching Multicultural Classrooms, Integrative Teaching Strategies, Collaborative learning, Use of Popular Media in Teaching, Topics on Distance Learning, *Problem- Based Teaching, the Eight Week Curriculum, Addressing Learning Gaps, Teaching Indigenous Peoples among others.
The Education Department will offer Problem – Based Teaching (3 units) as a special topic course.
Students may choose to take 57 units of content courses in the two areas of specialization: Special Education and Pre-School Education (Early Childhood Education). These are the only two majors offered by the department starting school year 2005-2006.
Theory and Concepts Courses (12 units)
Child and Adolescent Development (3 units)
The course deals with the dimensions of human growth development and learning from conception to adolescent stage. It includes the various needs for adjustment of individuals to effect growth and development in the different areas; psychomotor, physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social. It emphasizes the role of parent / teacher and significant others to facilitate such growth and development.
Facilitating Learning (3 units)
This course emphasizes constructivism in the teaching – learning process. It addresses what teachers can do to make learning effective and interesting.
Social Dimensions of Education (3 units)
This course deals with the anthropological, cultural, psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations of education in the Philippines. It also includes the new trends in our educational system.
The Teaching Profession (3 units)
The course deals with the teacher as an individual, classroom teacher, community teacher and global teacher. It emphasizes professionalization to cover teacher’s status and levels of professional research and professionalism to improve competence.
Methods and Strategies Courses (27 units)
Principles of Teaching 1 (3 units)
This is a combination of the principles and theories of education based on the concepts and beliefs of foreign and local education and theorists. It deals about the intelligences of man, learning styles, brain – based learning, art of questioning and other pertinent topics as regards the teaching- learning process.
Principles of Teaching 2 (3 units)
This course is an application of the principles of teaching with emphasis on innovative approaches to teaching in big and small classes. It also includes lesson planning typologies, and objectives of teaching.
Assessment of Student Learning 1 (3 units)
Focuses on the development and utilization of assessment tools, to improve the teaching and learning process. Emphasis is given in the use of OT listing for measuring knowledge and thinking skills.
Assessment of Student Learning 2 (3 units)
Focuses on the development and utilization of alternative forms of assessment in measuring authentic learning. Emphasis is given on how to assess process and product oriented learning targets, as well as affective learning. Students will experience how to develop rubrics for performance-based and portfolio assessment.
Educational Technology 1 (3 units)
This is an introductory course covering the fundamentals of educational technology and computing: instructional design, educational media and computers, on-line learning and related technologies. It also includes discussions of the theoretical and pedagogical rationales underlying the use of media and technology in the teaching/learning process.
Educational Technology 2 (3 units)
This course focuses on the role of technology in curricula. Students examine existing and cutting- edge technology tools in the light of their relevance to and role in supporting higher education curricula. Students explore technology assessment systems from integrated learning systems to [portfolio formats. Students determine the resource needs of classrooms and schools, and construct a rationale for the resources required to create an optimal learning environment relevant to an information and communication society. Students develop a case study of their own institutional setting.
Curriculum Development (3 units)
The course introduces the students to the philosophies, principles and stages involved in the planning and development of the curriculum. Emphasis is given to the elements of effective curriculum, and the evaluation and modification of an existing curriculum program.
Developmental Reading 1 (3 units)
Sharpening the teacher’s reading proficiency in preparation for the introduction to the nature of the reading process.
Developmental Reading 2 (3 units)
Theories, techniques and materials in teaching beginning reading and their application.
Field Study Courses (12 units)
Field Study 1 (1unit)
This course is intended to provide students with practical learning experiences by observing classes with emphasis on language, social, and emotional aspect of child development.
Field Study 2 (1 unit)
This course enables students to be more involved in the teaching- learning process by observing classroom management and methodologies of teaching.
Field Study 3 (1 unit)
The course provides students with experiential learning by collaborating with teachers to create instructional materials, lesson plans and observe how these materials are utilized in the classroom.
Field Experience 4 (1 unit)
The course provides students with opportunity to join co-curricular and extra curricular activities of the host school. They are involved in cultural events in the school community to enhance experiential learning. Emphasis is given in their involvement in class monitoring, proctoring and assisting the critic teacher in classroom management.
Field Experience 5 (1 unit)
The students are provided with more opportunities to observe and teach in their area of specialization, with the guidance of the critic teacher. They are also given the opportunity to check papers and construct rubrics for class assessment and test questions based on their observation.
Field Experience 6 (1 unit)
This course is a continuation of Field Experience 5, where students do actual teaching in a classroom setting at least twice a semester. Emphasis is also given to application of effective classroom management and different teaching strategies that cater to the intelligences of the students.
Practicum (6 units)
This course is designed to provide the student-teacher full immersion in actual teaching-learning situations, in campus and off campus and in ancillary services. This is a supervised practicum where students will be given opportunities to apply the principles and strategies of teaching and evaluation in testing and grading, in reporting and preparation of forms, in the preparation of instructional materials and management skills. The student will learn to conduct co-curricular and extra curricular activities.