by Asst. Prof. Juliet Tero

The College of Education of MSU-IIT, along with the commitment of Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol, serves the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by conducting a research project entitled “Mapping Study of TEIs serving the BARMM”. The project aims to explore the quality of pre-service programs and teacher education graduates of TEIs in the BARMM. It also seeks to identify the development and support for pre-service teacher education, for a better understanding of the status of basic education in Mindanao.

In collaboration with the Philippine National Research Center for Teacher Quality (RCTQ), Philippine Normal University (PNU), and the University of New England Australia, this research undertaking is also supported by the Australian Government. The Mindanao State University and the Western Mindanao State University are also partners in this project.

Dr. Rizalina G. Gomez, faculty member from the College of Education represents MSU-IIT as the field Researcher tasked to facilitate interviews and surveys. Series of trainings, orientations, and briefings, required before the conduct of online survey, in-depth interviews, and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) started in October 2020 and commenced in December 2020, with a number of faculty members and alumni from Teacher Education Institutions serving the BARMM.