Central Philippine University

By Karren Jay G. Asgar

The CPU College of Education is offering five (5) academic programs, which are categorized as follows: Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education (four majors: Filipino, Math, English, and Science), Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, and Bachelor of Special Needs Education for those who wish to become a Centralian teacher someday.

Aside from offering various academic programs, the CPU-COED is also proud of its consistent national passing grade on every board examination, nurtured topnotchers, and diverse international collaborations with esteemed partner universities.

In an interview with the College of Education Dean, Dr. Merle Junsay, she expressed her gratitude for the achievements received by the college. “For several years, we have surpassed the national passing grade consistently. Also, we have topnotchers for both the BEED and BSED programs. Aside from the national passing rate, we have international collaborations. We have faculty exchange and student exchange programs. Right now, we have three international schools that are qualified to be strong partners in terms of international collaboration. We have Petra Christian University in Indonesia, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, and Traven University. We have research collaborations, student exchange, and internship programs,” Dr. Junsay said. “We were awarded in 2016 by CHED as the Center of Development in Teacher Education and are still enjoying that award right now. We can be proud of our pool of faculty members, advancing in research, and our outreach programs,” she added.

Additionally, the CPU-College of Education has been granted by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) the LEVEL IV RE-ACCREDITED STATUS for the Bachelor of Elementary and Secondary Education Programs and the LEVEL II STATUS for the Bachelor of Special Needs Education Program.

“Our BEED and then BSED programs are level IV accredited; that’s the highest accreditation level by FAAP through the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities Accrediting Council, Inc. Then we have Bachelor of Special Needs Education; we are now Level II. However, for our BSED and BPED, since we are just starting and in the transition period as separate programs now, we are just starting. If we can graduate five batches, then we can have our programs accredited,” Dr. Junsay added.

After several years of not having practicum abroad, the CPU-COED is also pleased to announce that there are batches of students that will be sent to Indonesia for their internships. Right now, there are already 2 Centralian students in Vietnam, while 3 students from Petra Christian University are staying here at CPU for 5 months. There are also two faculty members, Dr. Joel Maravilla Durban and Dr. Maredil R. Ambos, who went to Petra Christian University separately and conducted their lectures and webinars.

“If they enroll in the College of Education, we would be able to help them become the kind of teacher they want to be, and that is a Christian educator who is equipped not only with the necessary skills as teachers but also with the passion and heart to mold the present generation. It is not easy to teach right now, especially among the generation that we have, but I believe that with the kind of education students receive at the CPU College of Education, they will be better prepared to be molders of our young people,” Dr. Junsay’s invitation to aspiring Centralian educators.

For students who wish to enroll in said programs, the CPU College Aptitude Test (CPUCAT) is now open for admissions. For more information, kindly access this link: https://cpu.edu.ph/announcements_event/cpu-college-aptitude-test-cpucat-for-incoming-freshmen-for-sy-2024-2025/