Maria Aurora, Aurora
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (Ed.D.)
Major in Educational Management
MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (M.A.Ed.)
Major in Educational Leadership and Supervision
MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
MASTER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)
BACHELOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Majors in Marketing Management & Financial Management
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Associate in Computer Technology (2 years)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINOLOGY
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTANCY
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEM
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Academic Track)
- Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM)
- General Academic Strand (GAS)
- Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS)
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
History of WU-P Aurora
Aurora Wesleyan High School (AWHS) was founded in June 1963 through the efforts of missionaries and devoted laymen of the United Methodist Church in Maria Aurora led by Rev. Trifuno D. Parong, a former District Superintendent.
AWHS started operating in classrooms and offices made of coco lumber, sawali and nipa erected on a 20,000-squaremeter lot donated by former Mayor Leonardo T. Ong, through the help of American missionaries, Dr. Richard Wehrman and Rev. William Cunningham, and some other Methodist families in the municipality.
At first, AWHS was intended to offer agricultural courses/programs appropriate to the needs of the residents, whose main livelihood was farming. But there was a need for an academic high school in the area anf the local residents requested AWHS to offer such. Thus, AWHS became an academic high school, and was recognized in the province for its academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and other programs, and service to the community.
On March 14, 2000, AWHS officially merged with Wesleyan University-Philippines, (WU-P) Cabanatuan City, and became Wesleyan Universitu-Philippines Aurora. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In June 2001,Aurora opened its college level with five courses: Bachelor of Arts (AB), Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEEd), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) and Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSCrim); all duly recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in addition to the existing Secondary Curriculum.
The College of Nursing was approved by CHED to operate with academic integrity in A.Y. 2008-2009.
The High School department had been Accredited Level 1 Status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) through the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI) from 2014 to 2017, and was awarded Re-Accredited Status Level 2 in 2016 until 2019 by the same agency.
The Senior High School under the K to 12 Program of the Department of Education (DepEd) was opened with complete academic strands in year 2016: Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM), General Academic Strand (GAS), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The programs Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Science in Criminology had undergone Preliminary Accreditation also through the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Council, Inc. (ACSCU-ACI) last February 10-14, 2020.
Prof. Estrella C. Buenaventura was WU-P Aurora’s first Executive Director until 2004. Dr. Joaquin R. Bawan, Jr. was assignedfrom 2004 to 2007, then Dr. Corazon T. Cleto from June 2007 to June 2009.
At present, Dr. Estrella C. Buenaventura is the Head for Academic Affairs and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) appointed by University President, Retired Judge Benjamin D. Turgano.
WUP is an active institution-member of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU), Association of Universities in Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), Asia Pacific Association of Methodist Educational Institutions (APAMEI), and Philippine Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, Universities and Seminaries (PASMCUS).
Its outreach program is partly subsidized by North Georgia Bridge Program of the North Georgia Annual Conference, USA.
WU-P Aurora hosted the Regional Lecture on Community Immersion Program (CIP) attended by the faculty and students of Criminology and Education last February 13, 2018. The lecture was also attended by barangay tanods, police officials and officers, and students of Mt. Carmel College, Baler, Aurora. Regional and Provincial Directors of the Philippine National Police (PNP) graced the event and served as resource speakers.
WU-P is a constant winner of the Solid Waste Management program of both the provincial and municipal governments;
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA):
- MOU with the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Cabanatuan Office
- finalist for the “Outstanding Regional Partner for Knowledge Resource Network”
- awarded a Certificate of Recognition during the 2018 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders in Region III last September 21, 2018 in Subic Bay Travellers Hotel and Event Center, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
- provision of books and other reference/informative materials
- MOA with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Aurora Provincial Office, in the conduct of some seminars and training of Local, Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Officials
- MOA with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Aurora Provincial Office
- MOA with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Aurora Provincial Office, for the Provision of Business Equipment for the College students
College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE)
- an active member of the Professional Criminologists Association of the Philippines
- awarded a Certificate of Recognition for being one of the Top Performing Schools by the Professional Regulations Commission and the Board of Criminology in Region III (2016)
- with the highest passing percentage in the Criminology Licensure Examinations among schools offering Criminology in Aurora Province
- ranked as one of the best Philippine schools to study Criminology in the Philippines; in 2018, it ranked 29th out of 642 schools, and in 2019 it ranked 49th out of 576
- Roderick Velano, a graduate of batch 2008 of the College of Criminology of Wesleyan University – Philippines, Aurora Campus, was top 6 in the national board examinations for Criminologists in October 2008
Administration / College Building
Trifuno Parong Building
High School Buildings
Medical / Dental Clinic
Internet Server / Automate
Students receive scholarship from CHED
Several students of WU-P Aurora were chosen as scholars under the Commission on Higher Education’s(CHED) Tulong-Dunong program. Studentbeneficiaries of the Tertiary Educaiton Subsidy (TES) program receive P60,000.00 annual financial subsidy. The TES program is the counterpart financial assistance to private higher education institutions coursed through the CHED, under Republic [...]
“Dia-Ma-Nen” wins Best Documentary Film in DTI National Short Film Competition
Last October 24, 2019, the Senior High School Department of Wesleyan University-Philippines, Maria Aurora bagged the award for the Best Documentary Film in DTI’s National Short Film Competition held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City,beating 20 other entries from different schools nationwide. The film entry titled [...]
ACSCU-ACI revisitsAurora’s JHS, college
The Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Council, Inc. (ACSCU-ACI) under the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP), visited the Junior High School (JHS) program of Wesleyan University-Philippines, Aurora campus on October 10-14, 2019. Presently, the JHS enjoys Level 2 Re-Accredited Status under the same [...]