The WU-P College of Education stands to be the pioneer College of the University. Since the Philippine Wesleyan College was established in 1946 primarily as a teacher-training institution, its education department started to offer teacher education course preparing teachers for elementary and secondary instruction.The college is the first College of Education in Nueva Ecija, which has been awarded Level III status by the Association of Christian Schools and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. ( ACSCU-AAI).
Presently, the college has highly qualified faculty members, primarily holders of M.A.s, Ed. D.s and Ph. D.s Its curricula have been enriched to meet the needs of the student clientele.
Annual graduates maintain a satisfactory percentage of passing the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET). In 1998, Naneth Parrocha landed as Top 7 in the Licensure Examinations for Teachers; likewise, in 2009, Alvin S. Estabillo landed as Top 9 in the same examinations. In addition, its alums occupy most of the critical positions in the educational field, both public and private, in the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Aurora and other nearby provinces.
The College of Education offers a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English, Filipino, Mathematics, Values Education, Biological Sciences, and MAPEH, And a Bachelor of Elementary Education with content courses in general and preschool education. It ensures that would-be teachers acquire the necessary skills and psychological and emotional maturity to deal with children at their most sensitive ages.
College of Education has its training field to serve as a teaching laboratory for Secondary and Elementary Education, the College of Education Laboratory School (CELS), aside from the different schools in the Divisions of Cabanatuan City and Nueva Ecija. The Secondary or High School Department has a 3-storey building, and the Elementary Department has its 3-storey structure; the first-floor houses the Center for Child Development.
In its quest to fulfill the mandate to provide higher professional skills and to promote quality and excellence in education, the college has been certified as a Center of Training in Region 3 by the Department of Education, Teacher Education Council, and the Commission on Higher Education since 2007. The COT recognition acknowledged WUP-CED as a leader in teacher education in the region. In addition, it has undergone three Teacher Induction Programs (TIP) for Public School Teachers. It also conducted the 1st K to 12 Mass Training of Grade 7 Teachers in Mathematics and English in the Divisions of Gapan City, San Jose City, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, and Cabanatuan City in May 2012. In April and May 2013, the Mass Training of Grade 8 Teachers in English, Science, and Araling Panlipunan was conducted, followed by the Mass Training of Grade 9 Teachers in English, Mathematics, and Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EsP) in May 2014. Likewise, the Mass Training of Grade 10 Teachers in English and Edukasyon saPagpapakatao (EsP) was held on May 4-9, 2015, and Mathematics on May 11-16, 2015, which was attended by public school teachers from the five (5) divisions namely: Division of Nueva Ecija, Division of Cabanatuan City, Division of San Jose City, Division of Science City of Muñoz and Division of Gapan City.
Having been acknowledged leader in teacher education in the region, it has spearheaded collaborating and introducing the 21st Century Skills:
● Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking
● Communication skills
● Accountability and Adaptability
● Problem Identification, Formulation, and Solution
● Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills
● Information and Media Literacy Skills
● Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity
● Social Responsibility
to public school teachers, the other outside workforce being trained like the Philippine National Police, private preschool teachers, clergies, barangay captains in Cabanatuan City, and the Council for Research Educators in Nueva Ecija.
College of Education has also embarked on internationalization. This is evident through its solid international linkages and support to students and faculty’s exposure to international-related endeavors. Indeed, three students represented the University and the College in the global research conference as they presented their research papers at the 14th Annual Education & Development Conference, March 5-7, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.
In 2018, the College of Education revised its curricula for Bachelor of Elementary and Bachelor of Secondary Education based on the New Teacher Education Policies Standards and Guidelines (CMO Numbers 74-82 series of 2017). The Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Generalist was revised to Bachelor of Elementary Education. In contrast, the Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Pre-school Education was revised to Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Also, the Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Biological Sciences, Mathematics, English, Filipino, Values Education, or Social Studies was revised to a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Sciences, Mathematics, English, Filipino, Values Education, and Social Studies, respectively. At the same time, the Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) was revised to Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education and Bachelor of Physical Education.
The Association of Christian Schools and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI) awarded the College of Education with LEVEL IV Accreditation Status on May 6, 2019, for its two Bachelor of Secondary Education programs and Bachelor of Elementary Education.
The University has continuously embarked on various curricular innovations to make sure that all its programs and operations are responsive to the needs and demands of globalization, 21st-century education, and the fourth industrial revolution is driven. In August 2021, the University implemented a vertical articulation system where Basic Education education and education-related graduate programs are now under the College of Education.
The College of Education has also been recognized in the community through its graduates. Many of its graduates hold key positions in the Department of Education. Also, its graduates performed excellently in the Licensure Examination for Teachers. This is evident in the performance of its graduates as they landed successfully in the licensure examination for teachers. The following are the topnotchers of the College of Education:
LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS FOR TEACHERS (LET) TOPNOTCHERS
Name Rating Place
Jinggoy Carganilla de Jesus 88.60 Top 10
BSED Biological Science
April Joy Dianne Garing Galicia 91.20 Top 9
BSED Biological Science
Alvin Saad Estabillo 83.60 Top 9 BEED
Generalist September 1998 Naneth Parrocha Top 7 BSED English