Elementary Department

Dr. Patrocinio S. Ocampo Building

The Elementary Department was one of the three pioneer departments created in the then Philippine Wesleyan College. Initially, it was housed in a one-storey wooden building located along Del Pilar Street.

Today, the Elementary Department has its own building in the University’s Cushman Campus. The concrete edifice with its spacious, well-ventilated classrooms is named after the first Filipino Methodist founder of Early Childhood in the Philippines, Dr. Patrocinio S. Ocampo.

The Elementary Department continues to perform the traditional function of childhood education. The department’s objective focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and the development of basic attitudes, habits and skills that will enable pupils to use their potentials in higher studies in school and in the home, participate in community work and in various arts and endeavour to expand and strengthen these acquired knowledge, attitudes and skills for pupils to be productive citizens of the country in the future.

The Department distinguishes itself as the educational institution in Nueva Ecija and the rest of Central Luzon that offers Special Education (SPED) for hearing-impaired children. This is through the Support for the Handicapped and their Rehabilitation through Education (SHARE) Program whose objective is to give hearing-impaired children the chance to develop basic skills in reading, writing, fundamental arithmetic and communicative techniques that will aid them in their integration into the mainstream of society.

The Department boasts of highly trained teachers with specializations in various fields.

The Department enjoys Level III Accredited Status, one of only two schools in the Philippines enjoying such status.