Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (4 years)

Description

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECEd) is a four-year program that prepares its students for both the art and science of teaching children 0 – 8 years old. It provides a solid foundation on developmentally appropriate practices in effective early childhood care and education. The program culminates with an extensive teaching internship in various cooperating schools, both public and private, local and international, under the mentorship of highly experienced professional teachers. 

Identity

Thomasian Core Values

Competence | Compassion | Commitment

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes
  1. Articulate the rootedness of education in philosophical, sociocultural, historical, psychological, and political contexts
  2. Demonstrate high levels of content and pedagogical knowledge and skills for effective delivery of teaching-learning processes
  3. Create innovative curricula, instructional plans, teaching approaches, and resources to address student diversity
  4. Apply various skills in the development and utilization of ICT to promote quality relevant and sustainable practices while working collaboratively with others
  5. Manifest critical thinking and problem-solving skills in planning, monitoring, assessing, and reporting learning processes and outcomes
  6. Pursue lifelong learning for personal and professional growth through varied experiential, field-based opportunities, and research reciprocity
  7. Practice professional and ethical teaching standards sensitive to local, national, and global realities to guide one’s decision-making and action in various school settings and situations
  8. Manifest effective communication and collaboration with various stakeholders
  9. Advocate for children’s rights, equity, community, nationalism, and democratic ideas
  10. Demonstrate compassionate and committed service in response to the needs of the community, as characterized by the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas

*Adapted from CHED Memorandum Order 76, Series of 2017

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Education” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

Teacher in Pre-school to Grade 2 Instructional materials developer/designer Behavioral consultant
Children’s book writer Trainor/coach Home-based or center-based tutor/teacher
Module writer  Content developer for instructional websites Educational Researcher
Early Childhood Curriculum specialist Child care/child life specialist School Director

Program Curriculum

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

Program Schedule
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none
Program Summary
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
TOTAL
1 26 units 29 units 55 units
2 29 units 29 units 58 units
3 30 units 27 units 57 units
4 6 units 6 units 12 units
First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Total Pre-Requisites
EDUC 701 The Teaching Profession 3 0 3
EDUC 702 The Child and Adolescent Learners and Learning Principles 3 0 3
EDUC 704 Foundation of Early Childhood Education 3 0 3
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
EDUC 703 Foundation of Special and Inclusive Education 3 0 3
EDUC 709 Assessment in Learning 1 3 0 3 EDUC 702,
EDUC 703,
EDUC 704
EDUC 7011 Facilitating Learner-Centered Teaching 3 0 3 EDUC 702
EDUC 7012 Child Development 3 0 3 EDUC 702,
EDUC 704
EDUC 7013 Play and Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Education 3 0 3 EDUC 704
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 1
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
UND SELF Understanding Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 29

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Total Pre-Requisites
ECED 7291 Health, Nutrition, and Safety 3 0 3 EDUC 7012,
EDUC 7013
ECED 7292 Inclusive Education in Early Childhood Settings 3 0 3 EDUC 7012,
EDUC 7013,
EDUC 703
ECED 7293 Content and Pedagogy in the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education 3 0 3 EDUC 7012,
EDUC 7013
EDUC 7010 Assessment in Learning 2 3 0 3  EDUC 709
EDUC 7014 Creative Arts, Music, and Movements in Early Childhood Education 3 0 3 EDUC 7012,
EDUC 7013
EDUC 7018 Technology for Teaching and Learning 1 3 0 3 EDUC 7011,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 703
FIL 3 Retorika 3 0 3 FIL 1,
FIL 2
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
READ_PH Readings in Philippines History 3 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL 29 0 29

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Total Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
ECED 7294 Children’s Literature 3 0 3 ECED 7292,
ECED 7293
ECED 7295 Assessment of Children’s Development and Learning  3 0 3 ECED 7292,
EDUC 7010
ECED 7296 Preparation of Instructional Materials for Young Children 3 0 3 ECED 7292,
EDUC 7018
ECED 7297 Integrative Teaching Strategies 3 0 3 ECED 7292,
EDUC 7011
EDUC 7015 Numeracy Development 3 0 3 ECED 7292
EDUC 7022 The Teacher and School Curriculum 3 0 3 EDUC 701,
EDUC 7010,
EDUC 7011,
EDUC 7018,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 703,
EDUC 709
EDUC 7023 Building and Enhancing New Literacies Across the Curriculum 3 0 3 EDUC 701,
EDUC 7010,
EDUC 7011,
EDUC 7018,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 703,
EDUC 709
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL 29 0 29

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Total Pre-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ECED 7298 Early Childhood Education Curriculum Models 3 0 3 ECED 7294,
ECED 7296,
EDUC 7015
ECED 7299 Early Learning Environment 3 0 3 ECED 7294,
ECED 7296,
EDUC 7015
EDUC 7016 Literacy Development 3 0 3 ECED 7294,
EDUC 7023
EDUC 7017 Social Studies in Early Childhood Education 3 0 3 ECED 7295,
ECED 7296
EDUC 7019 Science in Early Childhood Education 3 0 3 ECED 7295,
ECED 7296
EDUC 7020 Teaching and Learning 2 (Utilization of Instructional Technology in Early Childhood) 3 0 3 ECED 7296,
EDUC 7018
EDUC 7021 The Teacher and the Community, School Culture, and Organizational Leadership 3 0 3 EDUC 701
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
TOTAL 30 0 30

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Total Pre-Requisites
ECED 72910 Guiding Children’s Behavior and Moral Development 3 0 3 ECED 7298,
ECED 7299
ECED 72911 Infant and Toddler Programs 3 0 3 ECED 7298,
ECED 7299
ECED 72912 Management of Early Childhood Education Programs 3 0 3 ECED 7298,
ECED 7299
ECED 72913 Family, School, and Community Partnerships 3 0 3 ECED 7298,
ECED 7299,
EDUC 7021
EDUC 7024 Field Study 1: Observations of Teaching-Learning in Actual School Environment 3 0 3 ECED 7291,
ECED 7292,
ECED 7293,
ECED 7294,
ECED 7295,
ECED 7296,
ECED 7298,
ECED 7299,
EDUC 701,
EDUC 7010,
EDUC 7011,
EDUC 7012,
EDUC 7013,
EDUC 7014,
EDUC 7015,
EDUC 7016,
EDUC 7017,
EDUC 7018,
EDUC 7019,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 7020,
EDUC 7021,
EDUC 7022,
EDUC 7023,
EDUC 703,
EDUC 704,
EDUC 709
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
LIT 2 Philippine Literary History 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 27 0 27

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Total Pre-Requisites
ECED 72914 Research in Early Childhood Education 3 0 3 ECED 7291,
ECED 72910,
ECED 72911,
ECED 72912,
ECED 72913,
ECED 7292,
ECED 7293,
ECED 7294,
ECED 7295,
ECED 7296,
ECED 7297,
ECED 7298,
ECED 7299,
EDUC 701,
EDUC 7010,
EDUC 7011,
EDUC 7012,
EDUC 7013,
EDUC 7014,
EDUC 7015,
EDUC 7016,
EDUC 7017,
EDUC 7018,
EDUC 7019,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 7020,
EDUC 7021,
EDUC 7022,
EDUC 7023,
EDUC 7024,
EDUC 703,
EDUC 704,
EDUC 709
EDUC 7025 Field Study 2: Participation and Teaching Assistantship 3 0 3 ECED 7291,
ECED 72910,
ECED 72911,
ECED 72912,
ECED 72913,
ECED 7292,
ECED 7293,
ECED 7294,
ECED 7295,
ECED 7296,
ECED 7297,
ECED 7298,
ECED 7299,
EDUC 701,
EDUC 7010,
EDUC 7011,
EDUC 7012,
EDUC 7013,
EDUC 7014,
EDUC 7015,
EDUC 7016,
EDUC 7017,
EDUC 7018,
EDUC 7019,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 7020,
EDUC 7021,
EDUC 7022,
EDUC 7023,
EDUC 7024,
EDUC 703,
EDUC 704,
EDUC 709
TOTAL 6 0 6

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Total Pre-Requisites
EDUC 7026 Teaching Internship 0 18 6 ECED 72914,
EDUC 7025
TOTAL 0 18 6

 

Student Life

Practice Teaching Sites

Alres-Phils. | Dominican School – Manila | ILLC | Little Harvard Academy | Lourdes School of Quezon City | Mayfield Montessori Academy, Inc. | Mother Goose Academy | MSS | Paaralang Juan Sumulong – Manila | Padre M. Gomez Elementary School | St. Joseph’s College Quezon City | UST Angelicum College, Inc.

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