College of Teacher Education


The College of Teacher Education started on December 17, 1993 when the   Commission of Higher Education Cordillera Administrative Region (CHED CAR) issued Permit Number  GP NO. 10 HED-38 s. 1993, to offer the Bachelor in Secondary Education (Major in English, History, Mathematics), and in November 18, 1998, Recognition Number GR. NO. 278 s. 1998 was granted by the same agency.  In March 19, 1994, Permit Number HED-05 s. 1994 was issued by CHED CAR to offer the Bachelor in Elementary Education, and in August 7, 1996, Recognition Number  GR. NO. 18, s. 1996 was granted by CHED CAR.

In its quest for excellence, the Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEEd), and Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) were awarded Level 1 Applicant Status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) in August 2004. This is the department’s first step  towards excellence. Also,  in the year 2006, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) introduced the Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation (IQUAME) program.  IQUAME is CHED’s version of the accreditation and covers the whole institution.  CCDC applied for the IQUAME and was visited during the second semester of 2007. 

Carrying its  goal in achieving excellence,  the department  also never failed to carry out its mission to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, positive attitudes and in order to be committed to the holistic development of children in their formative years from preschool to the completion of their basic education.

Further, the department is bracing itself to the challenges of the new normal  mode of education and is still  working towards  upholding its  goal  to develop future educators who  possess the 21st century  skills  that are  at par with the  global standards of a teacher. 

College of Teacher Education Objectives:

The College of Teacher Education aims to:

  1. develop globally competitive, culturally aware, empowered and morally upright educators;
  2. instill the highest degree of professionalism, leadership skills, integrity, and cultural sensitivity among its graduates;
  3. sustain engagement of faculty and students through strong partnerships, linkages and networks with various sectors, both local and international, to meet the emerging needs of education, and the local and global community;
  4. produce graduates equipped with a wide range of pedagogical knowledge, innovative teaching skills, and cultural awareness in their own fields of specialization; and
  5. develop the research competence of students in conducting research geared towards the improvement of the teaching-learning process, and their own community.


Bachelor in Elementary and Secondary Education

After completion of their degree, the graduates will be able to:

  1. utilize knowledge and skills from the various disciplines and the latest development in the field of elementary education, employ innovative teaching strategies, and demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, in their teaching;
  2. practice the highest degree of professionalism, leadership skills, integrity and culture sensitivity in their work and workplace;
  3. participate actively in the promotion of strong partnerships, linkages and networks geared towards improving education, and the needs of the local and global community;
  4. conduct self-directed, culture sensitive research that contributes to the improvement of the teaching-learning process in the elementary grades, their school and their own community; and
  5. employ the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) for beginning teachers in the promotion of quality teaching and learning.