History

The history of the College of Education dates back to the birth of the Manila Business School (MBS) in 1904 when MBS, as a part of the Manila City School system, became the training ground of students for either government service or entrepreneurship, offering courses in typing, bookkeeping, stenography, and telegraphy in addition to the prescribed intermediate curriculum.

When MBS was renamed Philippine School of Commerce (PSC) in 1908, a secondary course was added to the existing courses, and a one-year postsecondary course in stenography was offered in 1912.

When PSC was merged with the Philippine Normal School (PNS) in 1933, PSC operated under the direct supervision and administration of the PNS superintendent for some 12 years, but notwithstanding the merger, PSC replaced its secondary curriculum in 1935 with a two-year junior college curriculum, the Associate in Commercial Science (ACS).

As PSC became the Philippine College of Commerce (PCC) in 1952, it organized its teacher training department and besides offering two-year secretarial, bookkeeping, and distributive curricula, it offered a four-year curriculum in business education, the Bachelor of Science in Business Education (BSBE), which received from the Philippine Educational System a plaque of distinction for "bold and successful pioneering in vocational and business education." In 1955, the Business Writers Association of the Philippines conferred on PCC the title of "Business College of the Year" for its dynamic leadership in business education and office administration (formerly called secretarial).

From 1952 to 1977, the Teacher Training Program was under the Business Teacher Education Department, but from 1962 to 1974, the Teacher Training Department became a separate department from the Secretarial Studies.

In 1974-1975, the Department of Business Teacher Education was transferred to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). In 1978 when PCC was converted into a chartered state university and accordingly renamed Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), the Secretarial Studies Department was merged with the Business Teacher Education to become the Faculty of Secretarial and Business Education (FSBE).

In 1983, FSBE was renamed College of Secretarial and Business Education (CSBE); in 1986, the name was again changed to College of Office Administration and Business Teacher Education (COABTE).

Throughout its 23-year existence as COABTE, the college offered two degree programs: Bachelor in Office Administration (BOA) and Bachelor in Business Teacher Education (BBTE). It also offered a one-year Post baccalaureate in Teacher Education program to holders of nonteaching degree programs not only to qualify them to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) but also to help them meet the requirements for the continuing Professional Education Program of the Professional Regulation Commission. The BBTE and BOA programs have been accredited to Level 2 by the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP).

On November 22, 2009, by virtue of the PUP Board of Regents' approval, COABTE was renamed College of Education (CoEd) to respond to the increasing demand for qualified graduates who can teach at the elementary, secondary, and tertiary levels and to uphold the University's leadership in the field of education. As a result of the change of name, the Department of Office Administration has become a part of the College of Business.

Today, the CoEd is providing a broader spectrum of degree programs: Bachelor in Elementary Education, Bachelor in Secondary Education (with Major Options in English, Mathematics, Filipino, and Social Studies), and Bachelor in Business Teacher Education (with Major Options in Business Technology and Livelihood Education, and Information Technology Education). It has also continued to offer the Post baccalaureate Program for non-education graduates to prepare them for a teaching career.

The ever-changing educational landscape at the CoEd is the result of the conscientious efforts of the University and the college officials, faculty, and staff to respond to the increasing need for quality education for CoEd's graduates and other stakeholders. Thus, CoEd shall remain steadfast in upholding a legacy of excellence and a commitment to service.

No history is complete without important names: the leaders, the builders. The list shows the distinguished, dedicated faculty members who have headed the college since its inception.

Mrs. Virginia Mendoza

Dean of Instruction

1954 - 1973

Prof. Adelaida B. Zamora

Head, Secretarial Department

1954 - 1975

Prof. Ernesto L. Dumlao

Head, Secretarial Department

1975 - 1977

Prof. Josefina L. Tongko

Faculty Assistant, Secretarial Department

1975 - 1977

Prof. Remedios Q. Luber

Dean, FSBE
Chairperson, Business Education (CAS)

1977 - 1982
1974 - 1975

Dr. Milagros R. Morales

Dean, FSBE
Associate Dean, FSBE
Chairperson, Office Administration

1983 - 1987
1977 - 1982
1976 - 1977

Dr. Soledad L. Villena

Dean, COABTE

1987 - 1992

Prof. Rosa D. Guirao

Dean, COABTE
Acting Dean, COABTE
Chairperson, Office Administration

1994 - 1997
1992 - 1994
1989 - 1992

Prof. Avelina C. Bucao

Dean, COABTE
Head, Business Education

1997 - 2004
1983 - 1989

Dr. Rosalina D. Luna

Chairperson, Office Administration
Supervisor, Cooperative Training Program

1992 - 1995, 1987 - 1989
1985 - 1987

Prof. Fulcida A. Eligado

Head, Secretarial Education
Supervisor, Laboratory Rooms

1983 - 1985
1985 - 1987

Prof. Zaida R. Lopez

Chairperson, Business Teacher Education

1989 - 1992

Dr. Liceria D. Lorenzo

Dean, CoEd
Dean, COABTE
Chairperson, Business Teacher Education

Nov. 2009 - Aug. 30, 2010
2004 - 2009
1998 - 2001, 1992 - 1995

Dr. Milagrina A. Gomez

Chairperson, Business Teacher Education

1995 - 1998

Prof. Charito A. Montemayor

Chairperson, Office Administration

1995 - 1999

Prof. Ma. Nita D. Atencio

Chairperson, Office Administration

1999 - 2003

Prof. Edilberto S. Bagnes

Chairperson, Business Teacher Education

2002 - 2003

Prof. Josefina V. Dacanay

Chairperson, Business Teacher Education

2003 - 2004

Prof. Dolores J. Alcantara

Chairperson, Office Administration

2008 - Nov. 2009
2003 - 2005

Prof. Loida A. Yacat

Chairperson, Office Administration

2005 - 2008

Prof. Josefina R. Tan

Chairperson, Business Teacher Education

2004 - Apr. 2008

Prof. Minna L. Comuyog

Chairperson, Business Teacher Education

Apr. - Aug. 2008

Dr. Rovelina B. Jacolbia

Chairperson, Business Teacher Education

Jan. 2009 - present

Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales

Chairperson, Elementary and Secondary Education

May 2010 – May 2013

Dr. Mely M. Padilla

Dean, CoEd

Aug. 31, 2010 - 2011

Dr. Jennifor Aguilar

Chairperson, Elementary and Secondary Education

September 2013 – present

 

Dr. Milagrina A. Gomez

Dean, CoEd
Program Chair, Doctor in Educational Management and Master in Educational Management

May 2011-September 22, 2015

Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales

Acting Dean, CoEd

September 23, 2015-January 11, 2016

 

Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales

Dean, CoEd

January 11, 2016- present

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