Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Social Studies (4 years)

Description

The 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. Among 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 (New)

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
First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-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
EDUC 703 Foundation of Special and Inclusive Education 3 0 3 EDUC 702
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
SESS 7261 Foundation of Social Studies 3 0 3
SESS 7262 Trends and Issues in Social Studies 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 26

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-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 Retorika 3 0 3 FIL 2
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
SESS 7263 Research in Social Studies 3 0 3 SESS 7261,
SESS 7262
SESS 7264 Geography 1 3 0 3
SESS 7265 Places and Landscapes in a Changing World 3 0 3
SESS 7266 World History 1 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. Units Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
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
SESS 72610 Socio-Cultural Anthropology 3 0 3 SESS 7265
SESS 7267 Geography 2 3 0 3 SESS 7264
SESS 7268 Micro Economics 3 0 3
SESS 7269 World History 2 3 0 3 SESS 7266
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. Units Pre-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
EDUC 7023 Building and Enhancing New Literacies Across the Curriculum 3 0 3 EDUC 7022
ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3
LIT 2 Philippine Literary History 3 0 3 LIT 1
SESS 72611 Asian Studies 3 0 3 SESS 72610
SESS 72612 Geography 3 3 0 3 SESS 7267
SESS 72613 Macro Economics 3 0 3 SESS 7268
SESS 72614 Comparative Government and Politics 3 0 3
SESS 72615 Teaching Approaches in Secondary Social Studies 3 0 3 SESS 7261,
SESS 7262
SESS 72616 Production of Social Studies Instructional Materials 3 0 3 SESS 7261,
SESS 7262
TOTAL 30 0 30

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-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 7012,
EDUC 702,
EDUC 7022,
EDUC 7023,
EDUC 703,
EDUC 709
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
SESS 72617 Law-Related Studies 3 0 3 SESS 72613,
SESS 7268
SESS 72618 Integrative Methods in Teaching Social Science Discipline in Basic Education 3 0 3 SESS 72614
SESS 72619 Assessment and Evaluation in the Social Sciences 3 0 3 SESS 7261,
SESS 72610,
SESS 72611,
SESS 72612,
SESS 72613,
SESS 72614,
SESS 72615,
SESS 72616,
SESS 7262,
SESS 7263,
SESS 7264,
SESS 7265,
SESS 7266,
SESS 7267,
SESS 7268,
SESS 7269
SESS 72620 Technology for Teaching and Learning 2 3 0 3 SESS 72615,
SESS 72616
SESS 72621 Comparative Economic Planning 3 0 3
TOTAL 30 0 30

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
EDUC 7025 Field Study 2: Participation and Teaching Assistantship 3 0 3 EDUC 7024,
SESS 7261,
SESS 72610,
SESS 72611,
SESS 72612,
SESS 72613,
SESS 72614,
SESS 72615,
SESS 72616,
SESS 72617,
SESS 72618,
SESS 72619,
SESS 7262,
SESS 72620,
SESS 72621,
SESS 7263,
SESS 7264,
SESS 7265,
SESS 7266,
SESS 7267,
SESS 7268,
SESS 7269
TOTAL 3 0 3

 

Second Term

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

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: 2005-2006 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BOT 100 Botany 3 6 5
ENG 101A Communication Skills 3 0 3
ENG 105 Developmental Reading 3 0 3
FIL 1 Sining ng Pakikipagtalastasan 3 0 3
MATH 1 Fundamental of Mathematics 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
NS 201 Biological Science 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOTAL 27 6 29

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COMP 1A Basic Computer I 1 6 3
ENG 101B Communication Skills II 3 0 3
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik 3 0 3
MATH 2 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
MATH 102 Trigonometry 3 0 3
NS 104 Earth Science 3 0 3
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
SEM ED Seminar in Education 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3
TOTAL 25 6 27
Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
EDUC 206A Principles of Teaching I 3 0 3
EDUC 212 Facilitating Learning 3 0 3
EDUC 217 Field Study I 1 0 1
EDUC 218 Field Study II 1 0 1
FIL 3 Retorika 3 0 3
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3
PSY 2A Child and Adolescent Psychology 3 0 3
SOCST 1 Basic Geography 3 0 3
SOCST 2 World History and Civilization I 6 0 6
TOTAL 26 0 26

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
EDUC 205A Educational Technology I 3 0 3
EDUC 206B Principles of Teaching II 3 0 3
EDUC 219 Field Study III 1 0 1
EDUC 220 Field Study IV 1 0 1
LIT 101 Introduction to Literary Types 3 0 3
SOCST 3 Places and Landscapes in a Changing World 3 0 3
SOCST 4 World History and Civilization II 6 0 6
SOCST 5 Comparative Government and Politics 3 0 3
SOCST 6 Asian Studies 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 26
Third Year - 3 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ECO 3A Macro and Micro Economics 3 0 3
EDUC 205B Educational Technology II 3 0 3
EDUC 214 Assessment of Student Learning I 3 0 3
EDUC 221 Field Study V 1 0 1 EDUC 217, EDUC 218, EDUC 219, EDUC 220
ENG 104 Oral Communication Skills 3 0 3
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3
SOCST 7 Geography and Natural Resources of the Philippines 3 0 3
SOCSTED 1 Teaching Approaches in Secondary Social Studies 3 0 3
SOCSTED 2 Production of Social Studies Instructional MTerials 3 0 3
TOTAL 28 0 28

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
EDUC 213 Social Dimensions of Education 3 0 3
EDUC 215 Assessment of Student Learning II 3 0 3
EDUC 222 Field Study VI 1 0 1 EDUC 217, EDUC 218, EDUC 219, EDUC 220, EDUC 221
HUM Introduction to Humanities 3 0 3
PHL 2 / 102 Logic 3 0 3
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3
SOCST 8 Economic Planning and Strategy 3 0 3
SOCST 9 Research in Social Sciences with Scientific Reasoning and Critical Thinking 6 0 6
TOTAL 25 0 25

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
LIT 102 Filipino Literature in English 3 0 3
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
TOTAL 9 0 9
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
EDUC 208 Curriculum Development 3 0 3
EDUC 224 Practice Teaching I 3 0 3
SOCST 10 Socio-Cultural Anthropology 3 0 3
SOCST 11 Law-Related Studies 3 0 3
SOCSTED 3 Building Bridges across the Social Science Discipline 3 0 3
TOTAL 15 0 15

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
EDUC 225 Practice Teaching II 3 0 3
EDUC 226 Special Topics 3 0 3
SOCSTED 4 Assessment and Evaluation in the Social Studies 3 0 3
SOCSTED 5 Trends and Issues in the Social Studies 3 0 3
TOTAL 12 0 12

 

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