The Teacher Certificate Program is a comprehensive 18-unit certificate program that provides a sound theoretical foundation on professional education reinforced by outcomes-based practice. It is a program specially designed for non-education graduates, professionals, or industry practitioners who wish to pursue a teaching career in the academe by coupling their content expertise with pedagogical tools and technology-driven approaches to teaching and learning. The program is comprised of the following courses: The Teaching Profession, Principles of Teaching, Child and Adolescent Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, and Assessment of Student Learning. At the end of the program, graduates are expected to develop their knowledge and competencies on curriculum planning, instructional delivery, classroom management, and assessment, making them hi-teach, hi-tech, and hi-touch in the field. Graduates also become qualified to pursue a license in professional teaching through the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET).

The Teacher Education Program of the UST College of Education is recognized by CHED as a Center of Excellence in Teacher Education and enjoys a Level IV accreditation from the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) - PACUCOA. The College has also been consistently recognized by the Philippine Regulation Commission for being a top performing school in the Licensure Examination for Teachers.

Mr. Alvin Ringgo C. Reyes

Cognizant of the richness of the disciplinal background of professionals from across disciplines and the need to address teacher supply with strong pedagogical content knowledge, this one-year certificate program is aimed at providing career shifters in education with a good balance of theories and application underlying the praxis of education. The program blends simulation, observation, and other experiential learning activities and engagements.
1. What is the duration of the program? How many academic units does the program contain?

The TCP is a one-year program comprising of 18 units of professional education courses divided evenly in two terms.

2. When are classes held?

Classes are held only during Saturdays, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3. How much is the tuition fee?

The tuition fee depends on the faculty rank of the professor to be assigned and the number of confirmed applicants.

4. Will I be eligible to take the Board Licensure Examinations for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) after completion of the program?

Yes, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) requires only 18 units of professional education courses.