History and Milestones of CED

History and Milestones of CED

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The College of Education began operating in 1947 together with the junior normal college dedicated, particularly, to the training of teachers to man the ever-growing network of schools and colleges all over the country and to provide new opportunities for professional and cultural growth for those who are already in the teaching service.

The college aims to raise the level of professional competence of education students by making them fully informed of the psychology of the learner and the learning process in the development of an adequate philosophy of education and the methods and strategies of teaching, provide education students with an enriched curriculum in the arts and sciences, humanities and philosophy, train students to achieve clarity and precision in their spoken and written communication, and guide students in the development of a value system that includes mindfulness, service, empathy, unity, and fortitude and a commitment to the service of God and country. 

In 1953, the four-year course leading to the degree of BS Education was offered, with an enriched curriculum in general and professional courses and an internship program in Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In fifty years, many significant changes have taken place. In 1957, the college offered an additional course, BS in Industrial Education, which produced 37 graduates until 1981. The Integrated Teacher Education Program which was offered in 1981 graduated thirty students up to 1985.

Unprecedented Enrollment Record 

The resurgence of the need for teachers all over the country in the latter part of the ‘60s gave the college the unprecedented record of an all-time high enrollment of 5,364 in 1967. Dean Pura B. Buenaventura who was at the helm of the college was a taskmaster who saw to it that all graduates would immediately qualify for employment and would demonstrate the quality of their training in the field.

The College of Education prospered with the dedication and commitment of its faculty members in the likes of Asuncion Flores, Iluminada Torres, Maximo Echevarria, Vicente Verora, Crisanto Tadiosa, Gregorio Conti, Pura Buenaventura and Carmen Forcadela, among others. Their faith, optimism, and strong dedication to service guided the early years of the Luzonian Colleges, particularly the College of Education.

As the department prospered, an official dean was designated in 1954 in the person of Dr. Tobias Y. Enverga who served the college until 1965.  From 1965 to 1971, considered the golden era of teacher education training on account of huge enrollment, Miss Buenaventura was college dean. She emphasized academic excellence among education students and was not one to allow mediocrity among those seeking admission to the teacher training program. She founded the Honor Society of the Lambda Sigma, the only honor sorority for women scholars and leaders until today, which sponsored women empowerment activities and invited the best minds in the land to speak before students in symposia and convocations.

After Miss Buenaventura left for the United States, Dr. Zosimo D. Martinez took over.  His forte was faculty evaluation and testing, and he required a high degree of classroom competence among the faculty of the college. After the death of Dr. Martinez in 1976, the Board designated Dr. Cesar A. Villariba as acting dean until he finally served as its official dean from 1977 to 1985. Dr. Villariba inspired the professionalization of the faculty by encouraging them to go to graduate school and attend continuing education programs. 
In 1985-1988, faculty member Eufemia O. Macabuag assumed office as associate dean, and acting dean in 1988-1989 until she was appointed as the dean in 1989-1990.    During her term, she was a stickler for discipline and efficiency. On her retirement, Dr. Loida V. Bautista, who earned her doctorate in linguistics, assumed office as dean from 1990-1994.  After Dr. Bautista retired a year earlier, Dr. Joselina T. Baylongo was appointed to serve as the college’s dean from 1995 until 2022.  She was the university’s longest-serving dean for 27 years and spearheaded the Teacher Induction Program that trains and onboards new public school teachers.  Because of the said training, the College of Education became a recipient of the Center for Teacher Training Program in 2010.  In 2012, with the hard work and initiative of Dr. Baylongo, the college was able to host a national training program for K to 12 teachers for six years. The revenue earned from the aforementioned training was used for the construction and beautification of the university. Dr. Baylongo, with the cooperation of the College of Education faculty members and students pioneered the musical talent exposition to pay tribute to the matriarch of the university, Doña Rosario “Charing” Lopez Enverga, annually since 2011.  

At present, serving as the department’s dean is Dr. Divinia J. Glifonea, a former department chair who also holds a doctorate in educational management from the Manuel S. University Foundation. She manages three components of the College of Education, Teacher Education and Library Science, Euthenics, and Physical Education.

Outstanding Alumni

If there is one achievement the College of Education can be rightfully proud of, it is that the college has supplied Quezon Province and its environs with outstanding educators and school administrators.

Dr. Villariba, magna cum laude BSE graduate of 1950 and dean of the graduate school. Anita Oriñas Villariba, BSE mathematics ’60, obtained similar honors and at the time of her death in 1987, was a mathematics supervisor in the Lucena City Division.

Noted honor graduates are Dr. Jaime Buzar, vice president for academic affairs at the MSEUF, Dr. Gerardo de Villa, acting assistant superintendent of the Division of Quezon; Dr. Genoveva Verdaguer, dean of higher education of Sacred Heart College; Edilberta Baja, master teacher of the Lucena City Diversion and Lydia Batanes, guidance supervisor of the Division of Quezon, who were all cum laudes of the BEEd program in April 1966.

The next batch of cum laudes was Felix Valle and Adelina Palomar, both from BSE, Estela Arguelles, Aurora Saldua, Rosalie Velarde and Lucia Venzuela from BSEEd. The biggest batch of cum laude graduates was that of Class ’67 composed of Lorida Aman, Erlinda Atienza, Aurora Baluyot, Flordeliza Julita, Lope Ibarrola, Beatriz Macatangay, Luduvina de la Torre and Teresita Villamarzo. 
Gil del Moro, Isabelita Oabel, Meden Obcemea, and Minerva Racelis followed suit in 1968.  Not to be outdone were Teofila Novis, Nora Patricio, Gloria de la Puerta, Remedios Malabed, and Mercedes Villapando, all cum laudes of Class ’69.

In 1970, Dr. Buzar duplicated his honors by graduating cum laude in the BSE program, along with Melia Aldovino and Wyndelina Ambas.  The next batch of honor graduates were Leonisa Eclavea, Evelyn Lopez, Rosalinda de Mesa, Mercedita Racelis, and Teresita Telada.  Azucena Ortiz-Romulo, a former city school superintendent of Lucena City, also graduated cum laude when she took a second course in the BSE program.  The lone cum laude recipient in the BSE program in 1972 was Fe Catiboc.

After, twelve years, BSE produced another magna cum laude in Benilda Villenas, the current dean of the MSEUF College of Arts and Sciences. Other cum laudes produced by the College of Education until 1990 were Ligaya Tagumpay, Cecil Tan, Veronica Javelosa, Rosario Abairo, Felicitas Ignacio, Erlinda Sanchez, Emma Sy Bang, Rosario Palad, Virginia Dequilla, Vilma Tadiosa, Josefina Catibog, Concepcion Alegria,    Jocelyn Salazar, Enrico Ayala, Ma. Theresa tan, Adelia Revarez, Ofelia Calleja, Nenette     Austria, Aurea Eliva, Carlos Villaester, Cecilia Ranido, and Gina Alcantara.

Beginning from 1993 to 1995, the cream of their crop was Nicanora Calvendra, Mardonnia Loyzaga, Arellano Abas, Esperanza Avellanida, Elizabeth Mape, Louella Pujalte, Ma. Cristina Ramos, Guadalupe Guinto, Myla Viaje, Eleanor Enriquez, Julieta Abellanida, Lorena Silva, Belen Orig, Raquel Umali, Jean Calmorin and Rosalinda Garcia.  Jenelyn Monterey was the lone magna cum laude of the period.

A tour of the elementary and high schools, as well as higher institutions of learning in many parts of the province and of Region IV, will yield many alumni of the college in key posts.  The College of Education remains the biggest supplier of quality teachers and school administrators until today.

Home of Beauty-Queens

The College is also the home of beauty queens who were crowned Miss Luzonian and Miss Enverga.  Lina Pumarada bagged the coveted title in 1956 and Carmelita Calvendra repeated the feat the following year.

Three years later Clarita Develuz won the title and the college would retain the crown for the next two years, Leonila Lucida in 1961 and Martinita Pabello in 1962.

The college recaptured the title in 1964-65 with Expedita Oliveros and Lourdes Babiera bagging the crown anew.  Another education student, Teresita Telada, ran away with the title in 1969.

There was a drought for the next nineteen years, but in 1988 Edna de Chavez went home with the Miss Enverga title.  Ms. Gracelle Nicole V. Distura was crowned Miss Enverga 2022 after 34 years of waiting. She was given awards for best swimsuit, best gown, and best in Miss Talent.  Additionally, she competed in the Binibining Bondoc Peninsula, Ginoo at Binibining Quezon 2022 grabbed the Best in Swimwear Award, represented Quezon Province in the Miss Universe Philippines, and won a special award for Miss Congeniality, and Supermodel of Asia Pacific 2022 at the Miss Supermodel International Philippines 2022 pageant held in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The College of Education Today

The College of Education remains the foremost teacher training institution in the province and the region.

It has its laboratory schools on its main campus and in its affiliate schools.  It has a pool of academically qualified faculty in its training pool and seasoned cooperating teachers in its laboratory schools.

The college currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) with majors in English, Filipino, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies, a Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd), and a Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS). Two programs were added in 2017 and are being offered today, Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education (BCAEd), and Bachelor, and Bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd).
The college also enjoys its Level IV accreditation from PACUCOA, DepEd, TEC CHED Center of Training for Teacher Education, and PRC Accredited CPD Provider.