Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Science (4 years)

Description 

Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) is a four-year program that prepares its students for the art and science of teaching. It builds know-how in pedagogy, such as foundations of education, principles of teaching, facilitating learning, curriculum development, child and adolescent psychology, assessment of student learning, educational technology and instructional materials preparation, and classroom management, among others, as well as would-be teachers’ disciplinal expertise. The areas of specialization offered by the program are: Science, English, Filipino, Mathematics, Religious and Values Education, and Social Studies. The program culminates with an intensive one-year practice teaching in the laboratory school of the College and in the cooperating public and private (local and international) schools, where student teachers receive active mentoring from 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. Discuss the different classical and emerging theories, principles, and concepts underlying human growth and development
  2. Apply the different classical and emerging theories, principles, and concepts of human growth and development to teaching-learning situations
  3. Explain the different pedagogical theories vis-a-vis subject matter content
  4. Apply the different pedagogical theories, principles, and concepts in instructional planning
  5. Integrate appropriate technology in planning for instruction
  6. Discuss the tools used in assessment of and for learning
  7. Differentiate the roles of teachers in assessment of and for learning.
  8. Explain the dynamics of the school system
  9. Apply the knowledge of pedagogical theories and practice through actual classroom teaching under the supervision of a supervising teacher and/or cooperating teacher
  10. Appraise the knowledge, skills, and values they have acquired
  11. Adhere to the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas for scholarship and life-long learning
  12. Apply reflection-in, reflection-on, and reflection-for in the practice of the profession

*Source: All twelve (12) UST BSEd PILOs were adapted from the CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 75, Series of 2017 which has eight (8).

Regulatory Bases

The Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) program finds bases in international and local regulations. These are aligned with institutional intended learning outcomes of the University, as well as its Thomasian Graduate Attributes.

  • Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order No. 75, Series of 2017 – Policies, Standards, and Guidelines for Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
  • The Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF)
  • The Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST)
    • The BSEd program specifically prepares students for Career Stage 1 of the PPST.
      • “Career Stage 1 or Beginning Teachers have gained the qualifications recognized for entry into the teaching profession. They have a strong understanding of the subjects/areas in which they are trained in terms of content knowledge and pedagogy. They possess the requisite knowledge, skills and values that support the teaching and learning process. They manage learning programs and have strategies that promote learning based on the learning needs of their students. They seek advice from experienced colleagues to consolidate their teaching practice.”

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

Junior high school or grade school teacher Researcher Trainor / Speaker / Facilitator in seminar-workshops
Textbook writer / Developer of modules or instructional materials Curriculum developer Coach

Program Curriculum

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

N.B. There may be minor changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Program Schedule
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / /
3 / / none
4 / / none
First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
EDUC 701 The Teaching Profession 3 0 3
EDUC 702 The Child and Adolescent Learners and Learning Principles 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
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 29

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
EDUC 703 Foundation of Special and Inclusive Education 3 0 3 EDUC 702
EDUC 707 Anatomy and Physiology 3 0 3 SESC 71719
EDUC 7011 Facilitating Learner-Centered Teaching 3 0 3 EDUC 702
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
SESC 7171 Environmental Science 3 0 3
SESC 71719 Anatomy and Physiology (Laboratory) 0 3 1 EDUC 707
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 3 27

 

Second Year - 3 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
EDUC 709 Assessment in Learning 1 3 0 3 EDUC 7011,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 703
EDUC 7018 Technology for Teaching and Learning 1 3 0 3 EDUC 7011,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 703
FIL 3 Filipino 3 3 0 3 FIL 2
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
SESC 7172 Inorganic Chemistry 3 0 3 SESC 7172L
SESC 7172L Inorganic Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2 SESC 7172
SESC 7173 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 0 3 SESC 7173L
SESC 7173L Cell and Molecular Biology (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SESC 7173
SESC 7175 Earth Science 3 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL 26 9 29

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
EDUC 705 Organic Chemistry 3 0 3 SESC 7172,
SESC 7172L
EDUC 705L
EDUC 705L Organic Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2 SESC 7172,
SESC 7172L
EDUC 705
EDUC 7010 Assessment in Learning 2 3 0 3 EDUC 709
EDUC 7022 The Teacher and School Curriculum 3 0 3 EDUC 701,
EDUC 7011,
EDUC 7018,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 703,
EDUC 709
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
SESC 7177 Astronomy 3 0 3 SESC 7175
SESC 7178 Meteorology 3 0 3 SESC 7175
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL 26 6 28

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
SESC 7174 Genetics 3 0 3 SESC 7174L
SESC 7174L Genetics (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SESC 7174
SESC 7176 Modern Physics 3 0 3
TOTAL  6 3 7

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
EDUC 7023 Building and Enhancing New Literacies Across the Curriculum 3 0 3 EDUC 7022
LIT 2 Philippine Literary History 3 0 3 LIT 1
SESC 71710 Microbiology and Parasitology 3 0 3 SESC 71710L
SESC 71710L Microbiology and Parasitology (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SESC 71710
SESC 71711 Electricity and Magnetism 3 0 3 SESC 71711L
SESC 71711L Electricity and Magnetism (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SESC 71711
SESC 71712 Waves and Optics 3 0 3 SESC 71712L
SESC 71712L Waves and Optics (Laboratory 0 3 1 SESC 71712
SESC 71713 Fluid Mechanics 3 0 3 SESC 71713L
SESC 71713L Fluid Mechanics (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SESC 71713
SESC 7179 The Teaching of Science 3 0 3 EDUC 705,
EDUC 705L,
EDUC 707,
SESC 7171,
SESC 71719,
SESC 7172,
SESC 7172L,
SESC 7173,
SESC 7173L,
SESC 7174,
SESC 7174L,
SESC 7175,
SESC 7176,
SESC 7177,
SESC 7178
TOTAL 24 12 28

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites 
EDUC 7021 The Teacher and the Community, School Culture, and Organizational Leadership 3 0 3 EDUC 701
EDUC 7024 Field Study 1: Observations of Teaching-Learning in Actual School Environment 3 0 3 EDUC 701,
EDUC 7010,
EDUC 7011,
EDUC 7018,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 7022,
EDUC 7023,
EDUC 703,
EDUC 705,
EDUC 705L,
EDUC 707,
EDUC 709
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
SESC 71714 Biochemistry 3 0 3 EDUC 705,
SESC 7172
SESC 71715 Analytical Chemistry 3 0 3 EDUC 705,
SESC 7172,
SESC 7172L
SESC 71715L
SESC 71715L Analytical Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2 EDUC 705,
SESC 7172,
SESC 7172L
SESC 71715
SESC 71716 Research in Science Teaching 3 0 3
SESC 71717 Thermodynamics 3 0 3 SESC 7176 SESC 71717L
SESC 71717L Thermodynamics (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SESC 7176 SESC 71717
SESC 71718 Technology for Teaching and Learning 2 for Science 3 0 3 EDUC 7018
TOTAL 27 9 30

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
EDUC 7025 Field Study 2: Participation and Teaching Assistantship 3 0 3 EDUC 7024,
SESC 7171,
SESC 71710,
SESC 71711,
SESC 71712,
SESC 71712L,
SESC 71713,
SESC 71713L,
SESC 71714,
SESC 71715,
SESC 71715L,
SESC 71716,
SESC 71717,
SESC 71717L,
SESC 71718,
SESC 71719,
SESC 7172,
SESC 7172L,
SESC 7173,
SESC 7173L,
SESC 7174,
SESC 7174L,
SESC 7175,
SESC 7176,
SESC 7177,
SESC 7178,
SESC 7179
TOTAL 3 0 3

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
EDUC 7026 Teaching Internship 0 18 6 EDUC 7025
TOTAL 0 18 6

 

Educational Delivery Features

  • Curriculum mapping aligns with the Thomasian Core Values of Competence, Commitment, and Compassion vis-à-vis the Thomasian Graduate Attributes of being a Servant-Leader, Effective Communicator and Collaborator, Analytic and Creative Thinker, and a Lifelong Learner vis-à-vis AQRF, PQF, CMO 75, PPST, and BSED PILOs.
  • Faculty are Licensed Professional Teachers with degrees in the Masteral / Doctorate Levels.
  • Faculty are members and officers in various professional organizations.
  • Faculty and students are engaged in research and community service.
  • Faculty and students publish and present research and community service outputs.
  • Faculty and students actively participate in consultations and evaluation meetings of DepEd, CHED, and PRC.
  • Faculty members are sought after resource speakers and consultants in their areas of specialization.
  • The College is a Top Performing School in the Licensure Examinations for Professional Teachers (LEPT).
  • Some of the graduates are topnotchers in the Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LEPT).
  • The graduates are employed in the best schools as teachers and administrators.

Program Recognitions