West Visayas State University

Center for Teacher Excellence

Center for Teaching Excellence

To teach the youth well is a duty to the country. The future belongs to them and depends on them. Save our youth; save our future.

Dr. Nenalyn P. Defensor

and the CHED Family



Established in 1902, West Visayas State University (WVSU) started out as Iloilo Normal School.

It was a tributary normal school providing basic and secondary education as well as a training department for teachers.

By the Virtue of Republic Act No. 4189 in 1965, Iloilo Normal School became West Visayas State College. Courses aside from the earlier established teacher training programs were added. By the year 1986, through Presidential Decree 2019, it became West Visayas  State University.


The WVSU College of Education has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Teacher Education by the Commission on Higher Education and as a Center of Training by the Department of Education.

As one of the ten original normal schools in the country, West Visayas State University continues it undertaking as a normal school - to produced competent and holistic teachers.

It answer the challenge of improving the educational system of the country. Thus, it has collaborated with the Commission on Higher Education to establish the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Excellence  - strengthening teaching competencies in a wide range of disciplines


Mission & Vision


To be the Hub of Teachers Development, Research, Production and Innovations locally and internationally.



To create a niche as a global leader in teaching excellence through research-based professional development programs and services, curricular innovations and instructional materials productions in collaboration with other agencies and institutions.




Profession Development and Continuing Education Division

This Division is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing programs and services to meet the professional needs of preservices and inservices teachers with and outside the University.

Curricular Innovation  and Interdisciplinary Research Division

This Division coordinates with Department Chairs and Faculty members of the University in planning anf implementing of innovative Curricular programs and best teaching practices. In cooperation with other stakeholders, it plans, initiates and implements research studies, projects, and programs geared toward the promotion of teaching excellence and in the development of locally inspired theories, models and framework.

Teacher Induction, Networks, and Linkages Division

This Division takes a lead role in networking linking and organizing teachers in the University, region, country and around the world. The Division services as Secretariat of all professional organizations initiated or organized by the Center. It also plans and implements teacher induction program for beginning inservices teachers in Region.

Instructional and Media Technology Production Division

This Division is responsible for the Development, try-out, production and marketing  of instruction materials and media technologies produced in the Center.


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