The College of Education of The University of Manila was opened on July 1, 1923. It is dedicated particularly to the preparation of teachers to man the ever-growing network of schools and colleges all over the country; and to provide opportunities for professional growth and development for those who are already in the teaching field.

With the breakthrough developments in the education sector of the country and the increasing impact of knowledge society, the College is continuously studying and experimenting on new procedures leading to better teaching, learning, and living. Further, the College has fully implemented the Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) which is a student-centered fashion of delivering education to the students, making them life-long learners. Likewise, the College has recognized in its programs the 21st century skills expected of its graduates, thus, the latest technology is used extensively to better implement the teaching and learning procedures.

Faculty members are sent abroad to specialize in their chosen lines, and the faculty line-up is continuously strengthened by the addition of trained instructors versed in the newer techniques. University and community researches are being undertaken with the end view of integrating the activities of the university, its community, and the global arena.

In recognition of the quality standards and practices of the College of Education, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities-Commission on Accreditation or PACUCOA, a member of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies in the Philippines or FAAP, granted Level II Re accreditation status for its programs Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.

General Objectives:

The University of Manila, College of Education, a teacher-training program, is committed to produce educator-mentors who are experts in their various fields of specialization directed towards excellence, competence, quality, productivity and relevance, whose personal lives are vivid reflections of the UM philosophy of Education within which they have been formed: “Patria, Scientia et Virtus” (Love of Country, Love of Science and Love of Virtue).

A. Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

Specific/Programs Objectives
  • To produce Secondary teachers who by the testimony of their lives shall be living epitomes of the UM trilogy ideals; “Patria” (love of country), “Scientia” (love of science) and “Virtus” (love of virtue), mentors who shall effectively play the role of the crisis intervenors in the many  adolescent lives they will form;
  • To instill in the persons of the would-be secondary educators a deep and clear understanding of the stages of human development; a thorough appreciation of the concepts of individual differences and the rich potentials of creative teaching and learning experiences of journeying with today’s adolescent learners.
  • To produce secondary teachers who are experts in their own chosen fields of specialization and in research, fully equipped with the latest teaching strategies and techniques; educators who are well-guided by the highest tenets of professionalism and ethical standards as they shall go about empowering the youth.

B. Bachelor of Elementary Education

Specific/Programs Objectives
  • To produce Elementary teachers who are imbued with the trilogy of UM Ideas of love of country; love of science and love of virtue (Patria, Scientia, et Virtus); mentors who are ready to give the best of themselves to the mission and the apostolate of empowering the youth of the nation.
  • To provide teachers who are fully equipped with the latest trends in teaching strategies, competencies, skills, and research; educators who are deeply steeped in the highest tenets of professionalism and ethical standards who shall lay the solid foundation of education of the pupils who will come under their care.
  • To inculcate in the would-be elementary teachers the exemplification   of moral virtues such as integrity honesty, discipline, spirituality and social responsibility in imitation of Christ, the Greatest Teacher, as they shall go about performing their roles as mentors of the young.



Dean, College of Education
Director, Planning and Research Development