COE to celebrate 75th year

The College of Education (COE) of the University will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee this year with series of activities.

Officially launched on June 22  with a program at the football grounds, various activities are going to be conducted until Sept. 5, which is the highlight of the celebration.

A professional lecture and a raffle draw will be held on July 11, a fun run on July 12, Panay-wide Caravan on July 25-26, and another professional lecture and raffle draw on August 7.

On September 4, a family day to be hosted by the College of Education, sports fest, grand raffle draw, testimonial dinner and the awarding ceremony of the 75 Most Outstanding Teacher Education Alumni will be held.

An alumni homecoming on September 5 will cap the event.

For the ongoing search for the 75 Most Outstanding Teacher Education Alumni, the deadline of submission of the recommendations and applications will be on July 22.

Through its 75 years, the COE has numerous achievements such as producing SUCs Presidents, principals and supervisors and successful alumni in various fields. The COE has also gone through a lot of changes.

The first two-year education course was introduced in 1940 with 102 enrollees. However, due to the war, the program was cut short and was later re-opened in 1946 with 26 students.

In 1959, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE) was offered. This was followed by the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts in 1954.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts became a shop major of BSIE in 1961. In 1972, Girls Vocational Courses (GVC) were offered providing more knowledge on Home Economics to women which led to the offering of the BSIE major in Home Economics in 1979.

Bachelor of Science in Practical Arts (BSPA) was offered in 1975. The Bachelor of Elementary Education with specialization in Home Economics and Livelihood Education (HELE) degree was offered in 1984.

In 1991, the Board of Trustees approved the offering of the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) with majors in Technology and Home Economics.

By virtue of the Board of Trustees (BOT) Resolution No. 11/12/2001-75, the Diploma in Teaching (DIT) was offered in 2002.

In AY 2003-2004, the Bachelor of Science in Teaching (BST) Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry were transferred from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) to the COE.

This academic year, the Bachelor of Science in Technical Teacher Education (BTTE) was added as its latest  course offering.