UC Teacher Education is CHED Center of Excellence
November 12, 2010
In a series of evaluation of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Panel for COE to UC they had an ocular visit of the facilities and they were particularly appreciative of the availability of built-in ICT multimedia facilities in every classroom in aid of instruction as well as of the updated library collection, the accessibility of the Internet facilities to students and faculty, the e-Learning facility and the full computerization of the operational systems of the College, including the Library services and they, too, were impressed by the cleanliness of the campus and the presence of state-of-the-art facilities.
After meticulous assessment Center of Excellence award has been achieved on November 5, 2010. This mirrors excellence for the impressive profile of UC's College of Teacher Education with 100% fully qualified faculty members with Master's degree in their field of specialization. With this at hand the college has been able to mold students, like raw metal ores turned, to precious gems.
In the past years, the first takers in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) had a high average passing rate of around 70 percent as compared to the average national passing rates of 25 to 27 percent for the Secondary and Elementary levels, respectively. In fact during the September 2008 LET, Elexor Damasco, a BSEd-Math major landed top 8 nationally. Joining the CTE student achievers are Joey Simeon and Muller Bato who were Regional winners in the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
The college also boasts of its Research and Extension accomplishments. CTE has the greatest number of research outputs every year. In fact, the faculty research, "Mock Examination: Its Influence on the Performance in the Licensure Examination for Teachers", undertaken by Ms. Elizabeth Montemayor, Ms. Chona Roxas and Ms. Vilma Panayon garnered the CHED Republika Award in the Regional Level.
Various Extension accomplishments of the college also allowed Student Teachers to hone their skills being teacher aides in reaching out to the community, most notably on the education component of the University's Extension Program, Project H.E.L.E.N. (Health, Education, Livelihood, Environment and Nurturance).
The University, through the College of Teacher Education, is also an accredited delivering institution of the CHED Project ENRICH for College Freshmen, of the Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ATEP), of the DepEd ExCELS program of the South East Asian Ministers Education Organization (SEAMEO) Innotech and as Center for Training Institution (COT) for the DepEd Certificate and INSET Programs. It also has several international and national linkages and affiliations in Australia, China and Korea, to name a few, that enhance its quest for quality and excellence.
The College of Teacher Education is the third COE in UC, following the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) in 2008 and the College of Information Technology and Computer Science in 2007.