Dean’s Office, 3rd Floor Academic Building I, University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City
Please address all letter to:
Dr. MA. TERESA SUSAN L. MANZANO
Dean, College of Teacher Education
University of Northern Philippines
The College traces its beginnings as early as in the establishment of the University by virtue of Republic Act 4449. At that time, UNP started with only two colleges, the College of Industrial Education (CIE) and the College of Engineering by virtue of Board of Regents Resolution No. 26, s. 1966. The CIE started a degree program of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE) on July 17, 1966 and had the first batch of BSIE graduates in 1968. Mr. Julian A. Corpuz as designated as the first head of the College.
In 1968, by virtue of Board Resolution No.120, S. 1968, the College of Teacher Education was established. Because of its expanding growth of enrollment and to accommodate students’ decisions to become teachers, the College of Teacher Education came offered three degree programs, namely: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE), Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE), and Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED).
In 1971, by virtue of Board Resolution No. 407, S. 1971, the Intermediate Grades (Grades V and VI) were opened to serve as laboratory for the student-teachers. The elementary curriculum expanded in 1980 to offer the complete elementary course. This was necessary as the enrolment in the different Teacher Education programs increased. Then in October 1980, President Romualdo B. Tadena designated Mrs. Maria S. Sumabat as the Dean of the College. When Dr. Dorotea Campos-Filart became the President in 1986, she designated Prof. Cirilo A. Parra as the Dean.
In 1998, a new President was appointed by the members of the Board of Regents in the person of Dr. Lauro B. Tacbas. Dr. Manuel Frando, the former College Secretary, became Acting Dean and Mr. Dante Bajet as Acting Secretary. In August 1999, Prof. Dionisio P. Tabuno was designated as Dean but unfortunately met his untimely demise on September 14, 1999. On October 1, 1999, Dr. Rosa R. de Peralta, formerly the BEED Program Head was designated as the Dean. Mr. Bajet continued to be the College Secretary.
When Dr. de Peralta resigned as the dean of the college on April, 2002, Dr. Ocarna B. Figuerres who was concurrently the Director for Instruction was appointed dean of the College. Ms. Necy Cesaria Vaquilar was designated as College Secretary on May 2002. During the stint of Dr. Figuerres, the College has been the provider of in-service training programs for the teachers of the Department of Education. She headed the College until 2011. Then in 2011, Dr. Agustina R. Tactay was named the dean, paving way to more improvements in the College through accreditation and application for the Center of Development status. Her deanship also saw the transferring of the graduate programs in education to the College from the Graduate School. In 2015, Dr. Christopher F. Bueno was named the Dean. It was also in the same year when the Center of Development status was conferred to the College. In 2019, the College was awarded the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification, proving that all its processes in dealing with its stakeholders are world-class.
Through the years, CTE has trained numerous teachers ready to serve the learning needs of the locality, many of whom have garnered key positions in the Department of Education and in local Higher Education Institutions. The College has also forged linkages with universities in Southeast Asia, paving way for exchange programs whereby students took their internship abroad such as in Vietnam and Thailand. Consequently, several alumni are now teachers in these countries. Whatever path of teaching alumni tread on, they carry the standard of education CTE has given them as they make a difference in the lives of their learners.