College of Education


The College of Education of the West Visayas State University is as old as the University itself. It started out as a branch of the Philippine Normal School 1902. Originally founded to be a teacher-training institution, it was then named the Iloilo Normal School.

Because of the support it got from the provincial government, it operated primarily as a provincial high school and was called the Iloilo Normal Institute. It had three departments: the normal, preparatory and commercial. In 1924, the teacher-training department became independent as the Iloilo Normal School.

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Vision, Mission and Goals of the College

Vision of the College of Education

The College of Education shall maintain its reputation as the "Center of Excellence for Teacher Education" in the country, specifically in the areas of elementary, secondary, special, early childhood, adult and community education. It shall provide leadership in instruction, research, and extension among teacher education institutions in the country.

Mission of the College of Education

To produce graduates in tertiary and advanced education who are dynamic, world-class and globally-competitive; possess socially acceptable values, attitudes and skills; and practice the ethics for service and for the profession.

Goals of the College of Education

  1. To provide instruction through a responsive and relevant curriculum in the undergraduate and graduate degrees/certificate programs that will produce effective administrators and mentors in educational learning institutions and agencies
  2. To initiate and utilize state-of-the-art research for regional and national development
  3. To develop and use the best educational practices to maintain the culture of Excellence for teacher education

Admission Requirements

For BSEd, BEEd, and BSpEd

Graduates of general and vocational secondary schools recognized by the Department of Education may be admitted to the undergraduate programs of the College, provided that they meet the following requirements:

  1. Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 85%
  2. Passing the WVSU College Admission Test (CAT) and the  Standardized  Aptitude Test for Teachers  (SATT) or its equivalent
  3. Certificate of Good Moral Character and Integrity signed by the principal of the secondary school graduated from
  4. Passing the personal interview conducted by the College Admission Committee
  5. Passing the physical examination and submission of a Medical Certificate duly accomplished by the University Physician (This examination, scheduled in May is accomplished after the personal interview and before enrolment.)
  6. BPS Form or Report Card

Note: Admission of students will be based on a quota system.

For Early Childhood and Special Education Diploma Program and Certificate Credential in Early Childhood Education

  1. The candidate must be a high school graduate, at least 18 years of age for the certificate credential.
  2. Must be a four-year degree graduate for the diploma course.
  3. Must pay the special rate of training fee and other university fees upon enrollment.
  4. Must submit an accomplished application form and transcript of records.

For Diploma in Teaching Program

  1. Any BS degree or 4-year degree course
  2. Transcript of Records for appraisal
  3. Transfer credentials/Honorable dismissal
  4. Passing the interview