In keeping with the philosophy and vision-mission of the University of San Jose – Recoletos and of our country’s Teacher Education Program, the School of Education aims to develop Christian, community-oriented, competent and effective Filipino teachers, thoroughly trained and equipped for academic and professional responsibilities in the different levels of education.
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 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.
Another international feat is the participation of USJ-R COE in the SEAMEO-Innotech Southeast Asia-Teacher Project (SEA-Teacher) Student Exchange Program wherein pre-service teachers were sent to ASEAN countries for a practice teaching and cultural exchange experience of teaching practices and language skills adoption. In the College’s first attendance, a participant Joana Rose Fantonial won Best Blog among hundreds of pre-service teachers in the batch. This is a semestral program of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Last March 2017, USJ-R hosted the evaluation of the 3rd SEA-Teacher project in Cebu City.
With the leadership of the Cebu City Government officials Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña and Deputy Mayor for Education Hon. Joy Augustus Young, the Certificate Program for Elementary Teachers (CPET) was reborn. USJ-R still committed to be a delivering institution of the program in all Elementary teaching specializations: Araling Panlipunan, English, Filipino, Mathematics, and Science. USJ-R continued to be a delivering training institution and partner in several international and national conferences such as ITECC Teaching English to Young Learners, Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, and SIL Community of Practice.
BEED Honor Graduate Michelle Rovia Lopez was awarded as CBE Medal of Excellence for 2017. Student leader Al Janree Bayucot was President of the local organization Junior Educators Alliance.
RAFI, CBE, and USJ-R COE held an intensive ICT training of SEEDS Schools in the province by teaching them digital literacy skills, problem-based learning, and management of educational technology.
USJ-R COE is also named as the pioneer institution for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) by UNESCO. Dean Babia reported the progress of USJ-R COE in Indonesia and Japan in its initiatives on ESD and is being benchmarked by universities in Thailand, Cambodia, and Korea.
Several students brought fame to COE such as BSED 10th placer Ruel Yu and CBE Medal of Excellence Awardee and TOSP Region 7 winner Ed Bernardo Visitacion. The College was also able to send eight students to SEA-Teacher project with very positive remarks from partner universities in the ASEAN region.
USJ-R College of Education continues its streak of excellence not just nationally but internationally in instruction in all specializations, curriculum quality, special programs, research, experiential learning and practicum, Education for Sustainable Development, extension, teacher training, instructional materials development, and educational technology.
University of San Jose - Recoletos
Year Founded 1947