The Distance Education for the Marginalized Program is a particular program under the University Community Development Program (UCDP). It is an adult literacy and numeracy program that uses two-way radio as the medium of delivery. UST aims to contribute to the overall development of the marginalized communities, particularly the Indigenous Peoples (IPs), by increasing their educational opportunities through adult education. The program develops the competence of the adult learners in reading, writing, and arithmetic. It enables learners to acquire basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills on environmental conservation, responsible parenthood, health and sanitation, basic livelihood projects, and community life in the context of their socio-economic cultural status. It develops the capacities of the learners in initiating and managing community-based projects.
There are five functional learning centers in Bamban, Tarlac and Mabalacat, Pampanga. Another one will soon open in Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan. The teacher broadcasts the lessons from the UST College of Education to the learners in the centers while trained parateachers facilitate the lessons in each learning center. Last April 2008, 186 adult learners received their certificates of completion of modules at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium.