Welcome Message from the Dean
The UDM College of Education (CED), in pursuit of quality education, has set up its vision and mission achievable in the 21st Century. Guided by its core values of “EDUCARE,” the College, given its mandate of producing professional teachers to supply the manpower requirements of the city’s public schools, is also dedicated to training teachers to teach from the heart.
At the College of Education, we EDUcate, we CARE.
Dr. Amalfi B. Tabin
Dean, College of Education
The College of Education, formerly known as the Education Department, has a rich history dating back to its inception in 1995 as a premier college at the City College of Manila. Since its establishment, this pioneering program has been a stalwart in providing top-notch pre-service training, delivering curricula deeply rooted in Filipino values, and nurturing the future educators of our nation. Throughout its journey, the College has been under the able leadership of several distinguished individuals.
Prof. Francia G. Sierra served as the inaugural chairperson of the department from 1995 to 1997, laying the foundation for the College’s commitment to excellence in education. Subsequently, a succession of notable Deans continued to shape the College’s trajectory, including luminaries such as Dr. Ma. Rita R. Aranda, Dr. Susan S. Aguilos, Dr. Jose M. de Leon, Dr. Virginia I. Berganio, Dr. Ma. Jacqueline B. Patarata, Dr. Ma. Victoria I. Crisostomo, Dr. Antonio A. Taringting, and Prof. Alistair B. Selorio. Each of them contributed significantly to the College’s growth and mission.
However, on August 1, 2022, a new chapter in the history of the College of Education began with the appointment of Dr. Amalfi B. Tabin, Jr., a trailblazing faculty member and visionary educator, stepped into the role of Dean. His tenure heralds a fresh era for the College, marked by innovative developments and a steadfast commitment to excellence in education. With his extensive experience and forward-thinking approach, Dr. Tabin is poised to lead the College of Education toward new heights.
Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Tabin, the College of Education is embarking on a transformative journey. This new phase is marked by a renewed emphasis on contemporary educational practices, cutting-edge research, and community engagement. Dr. Tabin’s vision includes fostering a dynamic learning environment that prepares educators to excel in the ever-evolving landscape of education. He is dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to address the challenges of the 21st century.
In this exciting chapter of the College’s history, Dr. Amalfi B. Tabin, Jr. envisions a College of Education that not only maintains its commitment to Filipino values but also embraces innovation, diversity, and global perspectives. With his leadership, the College is set to make significant contributions to the field of education and produce educators who are not only well-prepared but also visionary in their approach.
As we look to the future, the College of Education, under the guidance of Dean Dr. Amalfi B. Tabin, Jr., stands ready to achieve new milestones and make a lasting impact on the landscape of education in the Philippines. The journey ahead promises to be one of growth, excellence, and unwavering dedication to the development of future educators and the betterment of our society.
To cultivate a lifelong, gender-sensitive environment that champions quality education of the highest standard, benefiting the city, country and global community.
A locally-rooted yet globally competitive college with a bold vision to become a true Center of Excellence in Teacher Education, dedicated to nurturing visionary and ethical professionals who excel in an inclusive and diverse learning environment.
College Core Values
E – Empowered
D – Diverse and Globally Competitive
U – Upholding Ethical and Moral Standards
C – Committed to Unwavering Excellence
A – Adaptable and Resilient
R – Rigorously Research and Extension-Driven
E – Education Rooted in Compassion
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The Bachelor in Secondary Education is an extensive four-year undergraduate degree program and board course meticulously designed to cultivate and equip future educators and mentors with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in teaching at the secondary level, encompassing both junior and senior high school in the basic education spectrum. This comprehensive program offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of four distinct majors, allowing them to tailor their education to their specific career aspirations and interests. These majors are:
This comprehensive four-year undergraduate degree program is meticulously crafted to prepare Pre-Service Teachers for the dynamic field of Mathematics education within the context of Basic Education, with a primary focus on Secondary schools. The curriculum is thoughtfully structured to equip graduates with a deep understanding of the diverse interests and capabilities of students across various levels of Mathematical proficiency.
At its core, the program places a strong emphasis on cultivating problem-solving acumen, fostering a robust mathematical thinking process, and honing the art of actively engaging children and young adults through technology-infused teaching methods. By merging cutting-edge pedagogy with technological innovation, this program ensures that its Mathematics graduates emerge not only as adept educators but as facilitators of 21st-century skills, thus enabling them to excel as competitive and forward-thinking Mathematics teachers in today’s ever-evolving educational landscape.
The specialization in English Education stands as a meticulously structured four-year undergraduate degree program that places a profound emphasis on cultivating not only the mastery of English language and literacy but also the essential social, intellectual, and discursive skills vital for graduates to thrive in an ever-expanding global landscape. This program is designed to ensure that its graduates not only keep pace but also excel in the fast-evolving digital age.
Within this program, the courses are thoughtfully crafted to establish strong connections between the advanced English language proficiencies required by the Basic Education Curriculum, particularly in the realm of Secondary Education, and the nuanced literacies essential for success in the 21st century. The English Education curriculum is laser-focused on preparing Pre-Service Teachers to engage secondary students in the intricate art of producing and interpreting a wide array of texts, encompassing both written and spoken English, while fostering critical thinking and analytical skills.
In essence, the English Education program is a launchpad for educators who are not just fluent in English but are also equipped to guide their students in navigating the complexities of literacy and non-literacy, ensuring that they are well-prepared to thrive in our modern, interconnected world.
This rigorous four-year undergraduate professional preparation program in Social Studies is meticulously designed to shape Pre-Service Teachers into adept educators, equipped with the essential skills needed to nurture an enlightened and engaged citizenry within our diverse yet inclusive society. The program places a strong emphasis on fostering critical thinking abilities concerning Social Studies curriculum frameworks and materials. Moreover, it imparts the art of curriculum development deeply rooted in empirical research, ensuring that future educators are well-versed in evidence-based instructional practices.
In addition, this program also places a premium on developing sensitivity and adeptness in handling potentially contentious topics within the realm of Social Studies, including but not limited to history, culture, race relations, gender issues, war, peace, economic equality, social opportunities, and global interdependence. By honing these critical competencies, the program prepares teachers to navigate the intricacies and complexities of 21st-century classrooms, arming them with the tools to effectively address contemporary challenges while reaping the rewards of fostering well-informed and socially responsible citizens.
This comprehensive four-year undergraduate degree program serves as the cornerstone for aspiring Basic Education Science Teachers, with a specific focus on the secondary school level. It equips students with the requisite knowledge and skills to embark on a fulfilling career in science education.
Within this program, aspiring high school science educators undergo a meticulously curated curriculum that encompasses a series of education courses tailored for the secondary level. This includes essential professional subjects that provide a strong pedagogical foundation. In their senior year, students culminate their educational journey through a rigorous series of student teaching experiences, putting their theoretical knowledge into practical application.
What sets this program apart is its unwavering commitment to cutting-edge educational practices. Science teachers are not merely instructors; they are facilitators of learning, utilizing technology and research-oriented curriculum to engage and inspire their students. This approach empowers students to embark on a journey of discovery, enabling them to acquire new knowledge, critical thinking skills, and a deep appreciation for the wonders of science. Moreover, this program is designed to prepare teachers to thrive in diverse and inclusive classroom environments, ensuring that they are well-equipped to nurture the potential of every student they encounter.
The Bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd) program is a comprehensive undergraduate degree course meticulously crafted to equip Pre-Service Teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary for the multifaceted role of teaching music, arts, physical education, and health within the school curriculum. Beyond traditional classroom instruction, this program is designed to foster a lifelong appreciation for physical activity, offering a diverse array of recreational activities, organized sports, and competitive pursuits.
At its core, BPEd seeks to create equal opportunities for students to develop healthy physical activity habits while honing their teaching abilities. This program serves as a gateway to explore various facets of the sports and physical education landscape, including coaching, program development, and sports administration. It achieves this by providing a well-rounded, quality education that thrives in a dynamic, community-centered, and research-oriented environment.
In essence, the Bachelor of Physical Education program not only shapes educators but also empowers them to inspire future generations to lead active and healthy lives, fostering a holistic approach to physical well-being and education within the school setting.