College of Education

The WU-P College of Education stands to be the pioneer College of the University. Since the then Philippine Wesleyan College was established in 1946 primarily as a teacher-training institution, its education department started to offer the teacher education course preparing teachers for elementary and secondary instruction.

The college holds the distinction of being the first College of Education in Nueva Ecija which has been awarded Level III accredited status by the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI).

Presently, the College has highly qualified faculty memberswho are holders of Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.). Its curricula have been enriched to meet the needs of the student clienteles.

Annual graduates maintain a very satisfactory percentage of passing in the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET). In addition, its alumni occupy most of the key positions in the educational field both public and private in the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Aurora.The College of Education offers three programs: Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

Education programsensure that would-be teachers acquire the necessary skills as well as psychological and emotional maturity necessary in dealing with children at their most sensitive ages. Bachelor of Elementary Education has content courses in general education and pre-school education. Bachelor of Secondary Education has majors in English, Filipino, Mathematics, Values Education, Biological Sciences and MAPEH.

It has its training field to serve as teaching laboratory - the College of Education Laboratory School (CELS) alongside with the different schools in the Divisions of Cabanatuan City and Nueva Ecija.

In its quest to fulfil the mandate to provide higher professional skills and to promote quality and excellence in education, the college has been certified as Center of Training in March 2008.

Inspired by the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” its commitment is to cultivate the following 21st century skills among the DepEd community, researchers, private preschool teachers, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and church workers since 2009. Hence, it ensures the following:

a. Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking

b. Communication Skills

c. Accountability and Adaptability

d. Self-Direction

e. Problem Identification, Formulation and Solution

f. Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills

g. Information and Media Literacy Skills

h. Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity

i. Social Responsibility

Social Work program gave WUP the distinction of being the first to offer Bachelor of Science in Social Work by virtue of permit granted by the Bureau of Private Education (of the Department of Education and Culture) in 1973. The course offering was in response to the increasing demand for competent and committed social work graduates.

It was granted government recognition on June 2, 1975. From then on, the department has been fielding out its graduates who have been occupying key positions in social welfare agencies and institutions in the region.

It supports and upholds the avowed vision and mission of the university. It seeks to develop social workers who are equipped with competencies for direct practice work with any client system (individuals, families, groups and communities) and in any setting; it seeks to produce committed, dedicated social workers who adhere to the principles and code of ethics for social workers, as well as to the democratic ideals of society. The program also aims to assist future social workers in acquiring self-directions and develop in them a noble mission of improving and enhancing the quality of people who are in need of help.

Anchored on John Wesley’s admonition to always combine excellence and accountability, the College of Education is intentional in providing directions and avenues towards conscientization, equipping and empowering both educators and social workers become agents of change, who will always say “YES to life and participate with joy, humility, indignation, and gratitude in the adventurous struggle to make and remake the world each and every day."