The ultimate measure of the effectiveness of Central Luzon State University as an institution of higher learning is its contribution to and impact on the educational, economic, social, cultural, political, and moral well-being, and environmental consciousness of the people it serves.
CLSU as a world-class National Research University for science and technology in agriculture and allied fields.
The Central Luzon State University shall develop globally competitive, work-ready, socially-responsible and empowered human resources who value life-long learning; and to generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge and technologies for poverty alleviation, environmental protection and sustainable development.
Goals of the College of Education
- To train future educators in elementary level who can teach across the learning areas both in grade school and pre-school.
- To train professional teachers who will cater to the manpower needs of the secondary level of education in the country through quality education.
- To implement a program of advance education and training in different areas of research, instruction and development concerns in order to produce quality leaders in an ever changing society.
- To promote and disseminate researchers in the field of education and allied fields through instruction, production, extension and networking services.
Department of Elementary Education
In honing young minds as the ultimate educational foundation, the Department of Elementary Education is committed to train future educators who are highly equipped with professional, social, and personal competencies, and who will cater to the manpower needs of elementary and pre-school education. Specifically, the BEEd program aims to develop elementary school teachers who are either generalists who can teach across different learning areas in grade school, or pre-school teachers.
Department of Secondary Education
To develop and train students to become teachers in the secondary level with varied specialization in Biological Sciences, English, Filipino, Mathematics, Music-Arts-Physical Education-Health (MAPEH), Physical Sciences, Social Studies, Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) and Values Education.
The graduate education program aims to a) provide students with pedagogical and technical advancements in education and related disciplines in a highly dynamic society; b) develop among students a research culture to undertake scholarly studies in educational leadership and management of basic education and higher learning institutions in the Philippines and other ASEAN countries; c) equip graduates with the values of professionalism , work ethics and strong sense of commitment to service; and d) prepare professionals who are responsive to the demands and challenges of a global economy vis-ậ-vis instruction, research, extension, and educational leadership and management.
Since 1950, the College of Education has been unfailingly fulfilling its function of training future teachers and technicians highly qualified to mold the Filipino mind. The College of Education (CEd) initially started with two (2) four-year courses: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education (BSAEd) and Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension Education (BSAEXEd).
In 1983, it opened two (2) new four-year courses, Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) and Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) in answer to the demands for more teachers in the elementary and high schools. In school year 1996-1997, CEd was selected as Center of Development (COD) for Teacher Education in Region III. As part of its functions as a COD, the College offered a double degree program, AB/BSEd, known as the CITE Program in 1999. CEd was also designated by the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as Center of Training (COT) on March 7, 2008.
On October 14, 1997, the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP) awarded Level I (Candidate Status) to the Teacher Education Program of CLSU; Level II (Accredited Status) on January 16, 1999; Level II (Re-accredited Status) on January 16, 2002; Qualified for Level III in September 2007; Level III (Re-accredited Status) in November 2007; and Qualified for Level IV Status in January 2014.
On July 14, 2010, the Commission on Higher Education recognized the impeccable reputation of the CLSU–College of Education as it formally identified the latter as a Center of Excellence (COE) for Teacher Education.