In keeping with the philosophy and vision-mission of the University of San Jose-Recoletos and of our country’s Teacher Education Program, the College of Education aims to develop Christian, community-oriented, competent and effective Filipino teachers, thoroughly trained and equipped for academic and professional responsibilities in the elementary and secondary levels of education.
As a College ready to meet the demands of ASEAN and international qualifications, the College of Education envisions to:
Maintain its Center of Excellence status manifested in the outstanding development programs for teachers and students;
Be among the highly recognized Teacher Education Institutions in the country reflected in the outstanding results of the Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT);
Produce board placers reflective of the institutions’ quality and charism;
Utilize students’ God-given abilities and resources to initiate and support relevant projects for the amelioration of the neighboring community;
Acquire knowledge and understanding of the national development goals and the ways by which education can actively contribute to the systematic realization of these goals;
Internationalize preservice teachers’ competencies by sending preservice students abroad for exposures and partnerships;
Create holistic development programs preparing students to practice their professions in the real world;
Develop highly- esteemed faculty and student researchers with peer- reviewed manuscripts in local, national and international journals;
Sustain the powerhouse of consultants and trainers in the College for possible assistance with the neighboring schools.
Partner with local and international agencies for teacher education development programs to financially and viably sustain the College resources.
Empower parents as partners in the holistic development of the students
The College of Education was organized.
It was given a permit to open the complete four-year course in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (B.S.E.) for those who wanted to teach in the secondary school level. This course offered various major fields of specialization.
The recognition of this course was granted. Another course opened was the Bachelor of Science in Home Economics (B.S.H.E.) and given a permit in 1952
The First batch of student graduated. 53 students graduated with the Junior Normal Course (E.T.C.) and 6 students completed the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) course.
The Junior Normal Course was phased out, giving way to the offering of the four-year Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (B.S.E.Ed.) without areas of concentration.
The college enrollment reached its peak when it reached 4,692 students.
In the 1970’s
The B.S.E.Ed. course offered areas of concentration to allow students to specialize in various fields of learning.
The year marked a milestone in the history of the institution as the Colegio de San Jose – Recoletos was elevated into a university status. The College of Education accepted the challenges brought about by this status elevation.
The College of Education received its highest accolade as the Technical Panel for Teacher Education of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), identified and proclaimed it one of the three Centers of Excellence (COE) in Teacher Education for Region VII and in effect one of the eighteen Centers of Excellence in Teacher Education (1996 – 2000) in the entire Philippines.
With the go-signal from the University President, Fr. Emeterio Buñao,OAR, the College of Education gave twenty (20) scholarship slots in Mathematics and English to qualified and deserving students. This scholarship scheme was intensified by granting more scholarships in the sciences and other fields/disciplines in keeping with the projects of the College of Education as one of the Centers of Excellence in Teacher Education in Region VII.
To meet global demands for quality educators for exceptional children, the Diploma in Special Education (SPED) was offered in SY 2003-2004. This is a one-year diploma course open to non-education graduates who desire to venture the field of teaching. This school year, the Diploma in Advance Program in Special Education (DAPSPED) has been offered. In this course, the 24-unit course for Proficiency in Professional Education (PPE) Diploma is already embedded to complete the Special Education course. As an added feature, the Providence Special Children’s Center in Punta Princesa, serves as the venue for the SPED students field exposure and practice.
The verticalization scheme of the college and graduate school which started in 2004 afforded the intensification of the college thrusts for Continuing Education so demanded for lifelong learning of educators. With this scheme, CHED has rated its Graduate Programs as VERY GOOD.
The College transferred to Basak Campus. As a dream come true, it can proudly showcase the state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories. Students enjoy the most desirable learning environment to make them more engaged in their learning. Extensive on and off campus student teaching in private and public schools opens challenging and authentic activities for their induction to the profession.
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We envision the University of San Jose-Recoletos to be a premier Gospel and community-oriented educational institution committed to transforming individuals to become more responsive leaders of the society through innovative integral formation.
University of San Jose - Recoletos
Year Founded 1947