College of Education and Social Work

Second Floor, EZE Building

The WU-P College of Education is a 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 to prepare students for elementary and secondary instruction.

The college holds the distinction of being the first college of education in Nueva Ecija to be awarded Level III Accreditation Status by the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI).

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

Annual graduates maintain a very satisfactory passing percentage in the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET). In addition, its alumni occupy many 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 programs ensure 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.

Serving as teaching laboratories are the College of Education Laboratory School (CELS) and 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 was certified by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Training in March 2008.

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

  1. Critical thinking and systems thinking
  2. Communication skills
  3. Accountability and adaptability
  4. Self-direction
  5. Problem Identification, formulation and solution
  6. Interpersonal and collaborative skills
  7. Information and media literacy skills
  8. Creativity and intellectual curiosity
  9. Social responsibility

Meanwhile, the Social Work program gave WUP the distinction of being the first to offer Bachelor of Science in Social Work by virtue of apermit granted by the Bureau of Private Education of the Department of Education and Culture in 1973. The course 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 occupy key positions in social welfare agencies and institutions in the region.

The program seeks to develop social workers who are equipped with competencies for direct practice work with any client system, amont them 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 need  help.

Anchored on John Wesley’s admonition to always combine excellence and accountability, the College of Education deliberately provides 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."


For inquiries, contact:

Dr. Ruth C. Alfonso
Telephone No. +63 (44) 463-2162 Local 358

Ms. Lorelie A. Bueno
Telephone No. +63 (44) 463-2162 Local 158