About Us

Engage in the formation of authentic and mature Christian educators, food technologists, nutritionist-dietitians, and library and information professionals endowed with a sense of social responsibility and a desire for leadership in the spirit of service in their fields of specialization.

An innovative college informed by competence, commitment, and compassion
1. Prepare Christian educators with needed basic general education coupled with an area of specialization and equipped with sound pedagogical theories and 21st century skills necessary for effective delivery of teaching and learning processes in basic education level;

2. Form Nutritionist-Dietitians and Food Technologists endowed with conceptual, technical, and human relations skills to be able to contribute to the improvement of the nutritional status of the Filipinos and the advancement of knowledge frontiers through sustained and meaningful engagement in scientific researches geared toward the development of food-related industry in the country.

3. Provide prospective information professionals with the necessary competencies and technology-enhanced skills for effective delivery of relevant, functional, and state-of-the-art library and information services vis-à-vis the systematic organization, conservation, preservation, and restoration of books, historical and cultural documents and other intellectual properties.

Bringing ideas to life through innovative breakthroughs

Source: Quality Manual, College of Education 2012

Project APEx

Advancing Pedagogies through Experimentation

This project aims to develop and implement new ways of teaching and Instructional delivery through pilot testing of emerging pedagogies and approaches consistent with the changing classroom landscape and learner orientation.

Project BELIEF

Balancing Expectations, Leverage, Information through Employer Expectations

This project aims to establish a strong and dynamic relationship with current and future employers of students through a sustained dialogue and partnenrship aimed at learning from the observations, insights, musings and recommendations of schools as vital inputs for the curricular and instructional enhancement initiatives of the various programs in the college.

Project CLIP

Creating Link between Information and the Public

This project aims to establish a functional, relevant and up-to-date website that would keep both the students, faculty, alumni and the general public aware of the developments, initiatives and innovations undertaken by the programs in the college.

Project CORD

Creating Opportunities for Research Dissemination

Operating in the principle: Every faculty and student, a researcher, this project endeavors to provide a fertile and sustaining climate that supports the conduct and dissemination of scholarly outputs to advance knowledge frontiers in the discipline, improve disciplinal practices and inform policy initiatives.

Project DOSE

Deepening Opportunities for Spiritual Enhancement

This project aims to create a space for the development of spirituality-led teachers whose dispositions are rooted on prayerful dependence on God; whose interactions with others reflect relational harmony, grace, and mercy and whose hearts are informed by compassion for others.

Project DRAW

Developing Recreational Activities for Wellness

This project aims to provide the faculty with health promotion initiatives geared toward enhancing productivity, teamwork, morale, and effectiveness.

Project ELATE

Enhancing Learner Agency and Trajectory in Education

This project aims to establish meaningful platforms geared toward engaging and empowering students as learners, collaborators and leaders in the field.

Project ELITE

Enhancing Learning through Innovative Technologies in Education

This project initiative capitalizes on the maximum effective use of Information and Communications Technology in advancing student learning and in addressing the ever increasing demands of various professional groups for new learning and field advancement.

Project iPADS

Involving Parents to Advance the Development of Students

This project endeavors to establish a dynamic partnership with parents in facilitating the holistic development of students as they move from one transition stage to another.

Project OPINE

Lifegiving through Education in Action Platform

Capitalizing on the pivotal role and unique power of education in understanding and addressing key societal issues and concerns, this project deepens students' curriculum-based learning with the opportunity to design meaningful service learning projects that revolve around direct, indirect, advocacy and research type of service to various sectors in society that are challenged by social problems and dilemmas.

Project OPINE

Opening Pathways for Internationalization, Networking and Exchange

This project aims to strengthen existing college resources, both human and non-human, through sustained and functional linkages with institutions, agencies and units here and abroad. This project is managed by a Coordinator for Internationalization who is under the Office for International Relations and Programs (OIRP) of the university. This unit in the university was opened in response to the challenge of the ASEAN Economic Integration.

Project PACES

Promoting Alumni Communication and Exchange System

This project aims to strengthen the unique and pivotal role of the alumni in furthering the vision-mission of the college in various areas of engagement.

Project RACE

Revitalizing Appreciation for Culture through Education

Driven by the idea that the school is a privileged place where cultural transmission occurs, this project purports to promote a deep sense of rootedness and appreciation for the Filipino culture among the various sectors in the school community.

Project SCOUT

Recognizing Excellence in Academic Practices

This project aims to create a platform where achievements and unique contributions of students and faculty in scholarly endeavors and engagements are recognized with a view to promoting a culture of excellence.

Project SCOUT

Strengthening Content Orientation and Understanding of Teachers

This project aims to provide support structure and mechanism to teachers, both preservice and in-service as they face the demands and expectations of the newly implemented K to-12 program in the country.

Project SLOPES

Strengthening Leadership Opportunities for Excellence and Service

This project purports to provide in-house faculty with varied learning opportunities to grow professionally and advance disciplinal understanding through exposures to relevant teacher development activities that deepen and strengthen both their content and pedagogical orientations in their field of expertise. This comes in the form of short-term fellowships, exposure trips, and benchmarking activities here and abroad.

Project TISA

Strengthening Program Access, Continuity and Equity through Scholarships

Cognizant of the changing socio-economic landscape of university students vis-a-vis the potential threat of increasing number of school leavers, this project aims to democratize students' access to college education through increased provision of alternative sources for financial assistance to underprivileged and yet deserving students to finish their program of study with the sustained and unprecedented support from the alumni, industry partners and other agencies.

Project TISA

Teaching Innovation for Student Advancement

This project aims to provide a fertile ground for the sharing and exchange of innovative teaching practices in various disciplines that are geared toward facilitating better and active student learning and engagement.

The College of Education was founded under the direct inspiration of Rev. Fr. Silvestre Sancho, O.P., first Dean of the College, and the official direction of Rev. Fr. Manuel Arellano, O.P., Rector Magnificus of the University. During its first year, the College held classes at the old Santo Tomas edifice in Intramuros.

Laying Down the Foundation (1927-1941): Our Gift of Love

The college moved to the new UST campus in España, together with the other colleges and faculties.

The university opened the Laboratory High School of the College of Education

The College offered a new course leading to Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

The University opened a Junior Normal Department which offered a two-year course leading to an Elementary Teacher Certificate

A new laboratory School for Normal School Students was added and the Normal School was integrated into the College of Education as the Elementary Training Department.

Facing the Perils of Change (1942-1945): Our Gift of Faith

During the Pacific War
The building which was constructed for the College of Education was occupied by the 120th Military Hospital. The College temporarily occupied the Santa Catalina College in Legarda Street, some blocks away from the UST Compound.

The College reopened despite difficult circumstances.

Restructuring Delivery Services (1946-1992): Our Gift of Hope

The College which held classes in the Main Building, introduced new subjects leading to a Bachelor of Science in Education.

Because of its large number of students, the UST High School Department became independent and has been on its own since then. The Education High School was opened as a training department for Education students with Prof. Caridad Z. Sevilla as its first Principal.

The Elementary Teacher Certificate was changed to four-year course leading to Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, major in Kindergarten, Physical Education, and Pilipino.

The Bachelor of Science in Education major in Foods and Nutrition was changed to Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition.

The Education High School transferred to a small building in front of the UST Pay Hospital.

The Home Economics curriculum, was restructured to create the Institute of Nutrition, Food Science, and Home Economics.

The Education High School was transferred to the Education building for better facilities. The former site of EHS was converted to a playground and parking lot.

Dr. Lourdes J. Custodio, Dean of the College of Education, initiated the pilot classes or a personalized education program for both elementary and high school.

The College was chosen as one of the Regional Staff Development Centers (RSDC) to serve as permanent education centers for the country’s teachers of science, mathematics, social sciences, and languages in Metro Manila and Southern Luzon.

The College offered new majors in Chemistry and School Guidance and Character Education. It also pioneered vocational courses, namely: two-year course in Certificate in Practical Arts and Practical Dietetics, and one-year course in Tourism.

Fr. Antonio Gonzalez, O.P. became the first Regent of the College.

The one-year course in Tourism was changed to a two-year course leading to a Certificate in Tourism, and Hotel Restaurant Management.

The College phased out its vocational courses as well as the Institute of Nutrition. Instead, it offered a four-year programs leading to Bachelor of Science in Tourism (BST), Nutrition and Dietetics (BSND), and Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM).

The College constructed its Mini-Hotel, located at the ground floor of the building.

The hallway between the former canteen and the food laboratory was converted into the College Chapel.

Developing a Culture of Excellence (1993-2008): Our Gift of Response-ability

The Computer Laboratory was constructed to serve the needs of the BSE-Computer Technology majors.

The Education Program of the College first applied for accreditation and was given its Level I accredited status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).

The Education program earned a Level II status. The College first launched its website.

The College constructed a Learning Resource Center (LRC) to serve the needs of IT-based curricular offerings.

The Department of Tourism and KTC Tours Inc. opened the UST-STA Travel. Aside from being a booking agent, this served as a practicum venue for Tourism students.

The Nutrition Clinic, located at the Laboratory Annex, was established to give free nutrition consultation.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) recognized the College of Education as second in ranking among the 196 schools with 100 or more examinees in the Licensure Examination for Teachers in the secondary level.

The Elementary and High School Library, with provision for a playroom for pre-schoolers, was constructed. This replaced the formerly separate libraries of two departments.

The AB-BSE, major in social science (in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Letters) program was introduced. This double degree program was purported to give its graduates more job opportunities upon graduation.

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition was dismembered into two distinct units, namely: the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Department of Food Technology.

All programs offered by the College achieved accredited status.

The New Teacher Education Curriculum (CMO 30 s. 2004) was implemented in the First Year level.

The Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) was introduced as an offshoot of the Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Library Science.

The Departments Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Management were separated from the College of Education and became the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management (ITHM).

The College of Education was recognized by the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Education as a Center of Training (COT) for DepEd Certificate and INSET Programs. It was also identified as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Teacher Education for a period of three years, from June 2, 2008 to June 2, 2011.

In the academic year 2008-09, the Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) and the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) programs have been granted the Center of Excellence (COE) status the stringent evaluation of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd).

Sustaining a Culture of Excellence (2008-2014): Our Gift of Integrity

The College conferred the very first graduates of BEEd Major in Special Education.

The UST-EHS (College of Education’s Laboratory High School) adopted McTighe and Wiggins Understanding by Design (UBD) framework in the instructional delivery.

The Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education programs of the College achieved Level III PACUCOA (Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation) accreditation. A Level II for Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and Bachelor of Science in Food Technology.

The College graduated its Quadricentennial scholars, the brain child of Fr. Ernesto M. Arceo, O.P., Rector Magnificus.

Due to the changes in the Secondary Education curriculum, the AB-BSE program ended. The last batch of the AB BSE program graduated, completing a total of six batches from year 2002.

In July 2012 board exams for nutritionists and dietitians, U.S.T. was declared as the second top-performing school with 93 out of 99 examinees who passed (93.94% passing rate). Three Thomasians made it to the Top 10 Examinees. In September 2012, U.S.T. was recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission as a top performing school in the elementary and secondary education levels. In the Elementary Level, U.S.T. was the SECOND TOP PERFORMING SCHOOL with 136 out of 138 examinees who passed the exam (98.55% overall passing rate). Likewise, U.S.T. was the NUMBER ONE SCHOOL on the list of THE TOP PERFORMING SCHOOLS in the Secondary Level with 160 out of 166 new Thomasian high school teachers (96.39% overall passing rate).

In November 2012, U.S.T. was one of the 3 top performing schools in the November 2012 Librarian Board Exams with 31 out of 38 Thomasians who passed the test (81.58% passing rate).

The Outcomes-Based Teaching-Learning Design (OBTL) was implemented in the first year level.

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and Bachelor of Science in Food Technology achieved Level III re-accredited status.

The last batch of BSEd Major in MAPEH graduated.

The Filipino Department was absorbed by the college from the Academic Affairs.

The college signed a manifesto for teacher quality initiated by the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd).

The Elementary Education Department of the UST-COE entered into an agreement with PORTICUS, an international consultancy network, for a research project on inclusive education.

Transcending Excellence through Innovation (2015-present): Our Gift of Wisdom

The Secondary Education, Elementary Education, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Food Technology programs receive Level IV accredited status for the period June 2015-June 2020 from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation. The Food Technology program was the first to be granted such level in the National Capital Region and the Philippines.

The Library and Information Science program was declared as Center of Development by the Commission on Higher Education.

The College of Education established a strong partnership with the Metrobank Foundation – Network of Outstanding Teachers (NOTED).

Through a joint initiative, the College of Education, the UST Educational Technology Center and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) implemented the “Teacher Capacity Building Program on ICT Integration in the Classroom”. The UST Educational Technology Center served as a Resource Distribution Training Center of UNESCO-Bangkok.

UST garnered first place in the list of top performing schools in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in both elementary level and secondary levels; and second in the Nutrition and Dietetics Board.

Through the College of Education, Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) were signed by the University of Santo Tomas and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Regional Center for Innovation Technology (SEAMEO-Innotecg) and the Universiti Sains Malaysia.

The Teacher Education program retained its Center of Excellence (COE) status for the period April 1, 2016-Dec 21, 2018 while the Library and Information Science program was declared as a Center of Development (COD) by the Commission on Higher Education (January 1, 2016 - December 21, 2018).

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics dominated the 39th Food and Nutrition Reasearch Seminar Series Undergraduate Research Competition (2nd Place); the Pilippine Association of Nutrition (PAN) Digital Video Making Contest (1st Place) and the PAN-DELTA Chapter Inter-PAN quiz bee.

The excellent performance of the Department of Food Technology was highlighted by its consistent winning (3rd Place) in the Department of Science and Technology Food and Nutrition Research Seminar Series Undergraduate Research Competition; selection of its seven (7) students as scholars of the Department of Science and Technology Junior Level Science Scholarships; and inclusion of three FT students in the ASEAN Mobility for Students (AIMS) program for a one semester study at Mae Fah Luang University in Thailand.

The Certicate Program in Educational Technology (CPET) was piloted to a select group of sophomore students for a period of three (3) years.

Capitalizing on the recent finding of neuroscienece, the Education High School, the college's laboratory school, shifted from the Understanding by Design (UbD) to Brain Based Learning (BBL) as its instructional design. This initiative was reinforced by a conference on Neuroscience in Education in partnership with Brainfit Studio in Singapore.

In celebration of the National Teachers' Day Month and the World Teachers' Day, the College of Education partnered with the Metrobank Foundation Inc. - Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators (MBFI-NOTED) in an International Conference on Teacher Quality at the Heart of Education Reforms and Movements, with renowned speakers from London, Malaysia, the USA, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

The Library and Information Science marked its prominence by topping the Licensure Examinations for LIS (Top 1) and bagging the 2nd Top Performing Schooll winning the National LIS Wizard Contestl inviting Mr. John Hickok, a Fullbright Scholar from the California State University in Fullerton, USA who handled two courses in Library and Information Science (LIS) from October to December 2017.

In the September 2016 Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET), the college's Elementary Education prgram was declared as the 1st Top Performing School (97.79%) while the Secondary Education program ranked 4th in the Top Performing Schools. Three (3) Thomasians made it to the Top 10.

In the March 2017 Nutrition and Dietetics Licensure Examinations, the Nutrition and Dietetics Department affirmed its supremacy by bagging the Top Performing School posting a 100% passing rate and garnering the following individual top places (Nos. 1, 2, 8 and 10). The Department partnered with the Council of Deans of Nutrition and Dietetics for a national workshop on the standards and practice in Nutrition Care Process with invited experts from Israel and the United States.

Prof. Allan B. de Guzman, the Dean of the College was appointed for a three-year period by His Excellency President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to the 7-member Teacher Education Council which is primarily responsible for the formulation of policies that shall improve the standards and system of teacher education, plus a periodic review of said programs.

In partnership with the Embassy of the United States of America, the College of Education brings together the alumni from across the globe of the International Writing Program of the Iowa State University and some National Artists for Literature in a 3-day international conference on Education, Literatures and Creative Writing.

In its efforts to align its thinking and practice with international standards, the Teacher Education Department shall undergo the ASEAN University Network Quality Assessment at Program Level on June 26-28, 2017.


1926 – 1933
1933 – 1945
1945 – 1949
1949 – 1952
1952 – 1956
1956 – 1957
1957 – 1960
1960 – 1963
1963 – 1972
1972 – 1984
1984 – 1986
1986 – 1988
1988 – 1999
1999 – 2015
2015 – Present
Fr. Silvestre Sancho, O.P.
Fr. Eugenio Jordan, O.P.
Fr. Evaristo Bazaco, O.P.
Fr. Aurelio Valbuena, O.P.
Fr. Vidal Clemente, O.P.
Fr. Excelso Garcia, O.P.
Fr. Tomas Martinez, O.P.
Fr. Jesus Diaz, O.P.
Fr. Antonio Gonzalez, O.P.
Dr. Lourdes Custodio
Prof. Minerva Gonzales
Dr. Teresita Infante
Dr. Lourdes Custodio
Dr. Clotilde Arcangel
Dr. Allan De Guzman


1972 – 1980
1980 – 1984
1984 – 1988
1988 – 1989
1989 – 1990
1990 – 1991
1991 – 1999
1999 – 2000
2000 – 2002
2002 – 2012
2012 – 2013
2013 – 2017
2017 – Present
Fr. Antonio Gonzalez, O.P.
Fr. Maximiliano Rebollo, O.P.
Fr. Ramonclaro Mendez, O.P.
Fr. Rafael Lusuegro, O.P.
Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P.
Fr. Javier Gonzales, O.P.
Fr. Franklin Beltran O.P.
Fr. Rolando Mactal, O.P.
Fr. Juan Ponce, O.P.
Fr. Romulo Rodriguez, O.P.
Fr. Maximo Gatela, O.P.
Fr. Jesus Miranda Jr., O.P.
Fr. Winston Cabading, O.P.

Department Chairs – Food Technology

2003 – 2016
2016 – Present
Assoc. Prof. Evelyn O. Ladines
Asst. Prof. Elizabeth H. Arenas

Assistant Deans

1945 – 1960
1960 – 1967
1967 – 1972
1982 – 1984
1984 – 1987
1987 – 1988

1988 – 1993
1993 – 1994
1994 – 1999
1999 – 2005
Dr. Ricarda Sian
Dr. Apolinar Matias
Dr. Lourdes Custodio
Minerva Gonzales (Teacher Training and Tourism)
Fe San (Nutrition and Food Science)
Teresita Villamil-Cendaña
Clotilde Arcangel
Teresita Villamil-Cendaña
Pilar Isidro-Romero
Clarita de Leon-Carillo
Dr. Jose Dakila Espiritu

Department Chairs – Teacher Education

2010 – 2011

2011 – 2014

2014 – 2016
2016 – Present
Assoc. Prof. Fylene U. Gardiner
Assoc. Prof. Joel L. Adamos
Asst. Prof. Rosario R. Cabusao
Asst. Prof. Leonila Wilhelmina N. Baltazar
Asst. Prof. Ana Ruby M. Paez
Mr. Alvin Ringgo C. Reyes

Department Chairs – Nutrition and Dietetics
(formerly Foods and Nutrition)

Asst. Prof. Cristina C. Sagum
Assoc. Prof. Eleanor O. Sibug
Asst. Prof. Eva O. Olarte
Assoc. Prof. Cecilia L. Bahrami-Hessari
Assoc. Prof. Fe San

Prof. Allan B. de Guzman, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education

Rev. Fr. Winston F. Cabading, OP, SThL-MA
Regent, College of Education

Asst. Prof. Kashmer T. Cruz, MA
College Secretary

Asst. Prof. Loreto S. Sauz
Principal, UST-Education High School

Mr. Alvin Ringgo C. Reyes, MA
Chairperson, Teacher Education Department

Asst. Prof. Elizabeth H. Arenas, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Food and Nutrition Science Department

Asst. Prof. Ma. Pri-Ann M. Tinipunan, MALS
Coordinator, Library and Information Science Program

Asst. Prof. Rose Marie M. Cordura, MA
Coordinator, Elementary Education

Ms. Diane S. Mendoza, MSc, RND
Coordinator, Nutrition and Dietetics Program

Assoc. Prof. Zendel Rosario M. Taruc, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Department of Filipino

Assoc. Prof. Joel L. Adamos, MA
Coordinator, International Relations

For inquiries, please contact:
Contact no: 7861611 loc. 8260
Fax: 7861611 loc. 8392
Email: education@ust.edu.ph

3/F Albertus Magnus Bldg.
University of Santo Tomas
España Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila.

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Albertus Magnus Chapel

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Biology Laboratory

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Food Laboratory

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Chemistry Laboratory

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Computer Laboratory

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Food Technology Laboratory

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Dean's Office

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Multimedia Classroom

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Nutrition Laboratory

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Nutrition Clinic

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Physics Laboratory