The MSU- IIT College of Education (CED) is overwhelmed after being awarded Center of Excellence (COE) for Teacher Education by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
The MSU-IIT CED is the only COE recipient in Region X and one of only twelve institutions in the Philippines during the July 16, 2010 awarding ceremonies.
CHED Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Y. Angeles presented the award in ceremonies last July 16, 2010 at the Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development for Teacher Education in Quezon City. Receiving the award were Dr. Arnulfo P. Supe, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Lydie D. Paderanga, former CED Dean and now OIC of the Registrar’s Office, and Prof. Esmar N. Sedurifa, current CED OIC-Dean.
Through the efforts of Paderanga, the CED applied for the award last year and this quest continued with Sedurifa’s administration.
Prof. Sedurifa was ecstatic in her praises citing the vital role of the cooperation of her college. She adds that the COEs/CODs may become a resource to strengthen other schools in their localities to become centers of graduate education and research and to strengthen other non-COE/COD Teacher Education Programs.
Meanwhile, the CHED Technical Panel for Teacher Education in the secondary and elementary levels evaluated the qualifications of CED last June 15, 2010. Among the members of the panel were Dr. Paz I. Lucido, Dr. Brenda B. Corpuz, Dr. Amor D. de Torres, Dr. Gladys C. Nivera, and Ms. Rosa F. Mercado.
The CED has been accredited with a Level II rating by the AACCUP in the Secondary Education Program. On-going is the Level III and Level I accreditation process for the college’s Elementary Education Program.