Programs

Bachelor in Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) curriculum is a four-year course designed to prepare students for practice in primary schools.  The program aims to equip them with a wide range of knowledge as well as theoretical and methodological skills that will enhance their flexibility in designing and implementing learning environments suited to their pupils' learning, once students are in the teaching service.

Objectives

•  To equip prospective elementary education teachers with basic knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values essential to the child's development;

•  To conduct research and do extension works in relevant ares in education; and

•  To offer services, building linkages, and sharing expertise and facilities with other educational entities in attaining the goals of quality basic education.

Bachelor in Secondary Education

The Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) program is designed to equip the students in the pre-service with the basic and specialized knowledge and skills to be globally competent and effective facilitators of learning in the secondary schools.

Objectives

•  To produce competent teachers and effective facilitators of learning for Mathematics, Filipino, English, Social Studies and Science;

•  To initiate and undertake researches relevant in secondary teacher education and allied fields by collaborating with local and international government organizations, non-government organizations, and educational and research institutions; and

• To develop quality instructional materials that help enhance the teaching-learning process.

Bachelor of Special Education

The BSpEd degree program prepares students to become globally competent to teach in the general and special education programs.  Moreover, the program also provides opportunities for students to become volunteers and intervention assistants in special education clinics, schools and centers.

Objectives

•  To provide Special Education students with technical skills competencies that will enable them to help children with special needs become functional members of the society;

•  To initiate and undertake research in Special Education in collaboration with local and international organizations  for possible intervention and rehabilitation programs that will produce globally-competitive Special Education Teachers; and

•  To develop innovative instructional materials and appropriate practices to enhance the quality of training in Special Education.

Master of Arts in Education

Majors:

Biological Science
Elementary Science
Elementary Mathematics
Language Teaching in English
Filipino
Mathematics
Physical Education
Physical Science
Reading
Social Studies

The graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) is designed to help teachers broaden their knowledge and improve their competence in various subject fields such as Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Filipino, English, Reading , and Physical Education. The Graduate School offers two types of master's degree programs: with thesis or without thesis.

Objectives

•  To produce graduates who are knowledgeable and competent in specific areas of specialization.

•  To serve as conduit for relevant researches that address the needs of the local and global communities.

•  To serve as a channel and link for development, innovation and sharing of expertise.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Thesis and Non-Thesis

Majors:

Special Education
Early Childhood Education
Administration and Supervision
Guidance and Counseling

The graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Education (M.Ed.) is an enriched professional program for those who wish to improve their preparation for teaching special and early childhood education, administrative, supervisory, counseling and other positions. The Graduate School offers two types of master's degree programs: with thesis or without thesis.

Objectives

•  To produce graduates who are adequately prepared for teaching, administrative, supervisory, counseling and other positions.

•  To serve as conduit for relevant researches that can be used to address the needs of the local and global communities.

•  To serve as a channel and link for development, innovation and sharing of expertise.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph. D. in Ed.)

Majors:

Curriculum Development
Educational Management
Psychology and Guidance

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree is a professional degree designed primarily for practitioners in the field of education. It is aimed to develop the students ability to pursue critical inquiry, do independent research work and to become leaders in the field of education specifically in the areas of curriculum development, educational management and psychology and guidance. Graduate students are admitted to a candidacy for a degree only after demonstrating distinct ability to do graduate work.

Objectives

•  To produce educational leaders and managers who excel in their respective fields.

•  To generate new knowledge that addresses the needs of the local and global educational communities.

•  To share expertise for innovation and development

Doctor in Mathematics/Science Education (D.M.Ed./D.S.Ed.)

This program addresses the needs of faculty in the tertiary level. It is aimed to upgrade teacher competence in Mathematics/Science content, thereby enriching college instruction and meeting the necessary qualifications to teach in the graduate education program. The program also seeks to enhance the research capabilities of teachers essential in conducting studies for the advancement of Mathematics/Science education. Furthermore, the program aims to develop competent leaders such as Math/Science administrators, supervisors and research directors who are expected to improve and promote math/science education in the country.

Objectives

•  To produce educational leaders and managers who excel in their respective fields.

•  To generate new knowledge that addresses the needs of the local and global educational communities.

•  To share expertise for innovation and development

Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education (Ph. D.)

The doctor of Philosophy in Science Education degree is designed primarily for practitioners in the field of Mathematics and Science Education. The Program addresses the need to develop and upgrade the quality of Science and Mathematics teachers. It is aimed at producing experts in Science Education through the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute consortium program in the Graduate Science Education curriculum.

Special Program in Early Childhood Education

This special program has two streams. The first stream is an 18-unit certificate credential in early childhood education intended for high school graduates who will be prepared to become para-professionals or teacher aides. The second stream is a 33-unit Diploma course in early childhood education intended for four-year-degree graduates who would like to teach pre-school children.

Graduate Diploma in Special Education

The Graduate Diploma in Special Education is a fast track program that will prepare students who are Bachelor's degree holder in education or other closely related courses to become globally competent to:

•  teach children with special needs

•  become Special Education assistant in SPED schools, clinics or centers

•  give educational intervention to special children

•  care and provide activities of daily living to special children

•  manage and supervise SPED centers or schools

In the event, that those who are graduates of closely related courses in education will pursue their Master's degree in Special Education they are required to take up 18 units of professional education courses before they can proceed to the Non-Thesis Program.

Diploma in Teaching

Diploma in Teaching is a post-baccalaureate degree for a non-education graduate who wishes to become a professional teacher and pursue a career in teaching.

Integrated Laboratory School

The West Visayas State University Integrated Laboratory School (WVSU-ILS) as a unit of the College of Education is committed to provide quality instruction to Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd), Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) and Bachelor of Special Education (BSpEd) students on desirable teaching-learning experiences. The ILS is offering curricula from Kindergarten to Grade 10 and dynamic and relevant instruction to develop academic and non-academic competence, as well as instill moral, cultural and spiritual values to ensure optimal well-rounded development of the learner in his basic education which is responsive to the needs and challenges of the community