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Campus Life


Tuesday February 11, 2020

Bicol University Integrated Laboratory School (BUCEILS) faculties attended an enhancement seminar-workshop on Educational Research in Laboratory Schoo...

Wednesday October 23, 2019

To instil sufficient foundation on information and communication technology (ICT) integration for teachers in higher and basic education, the Bicol Un...

Monday September 9, 2019

Paying homage to the people that led to the growth of Bicol University, six buildings of BU has been re-named after its Founding Fathers and former Pr...

Thursday August 29, 2019

Aimed at developing a strong partnership and establishing contact with parents, BUCE conducted a Parents’ Orientation Meeting held at the BUCE Train...

Tuesday August 20, 2019

The Bicol University College of Education (BUCE), through its College Student Council (CSC), has actively partnered with the St. Joseph Sheltered Work...

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Following the declaration of State of Calamity over the municipality of Daraga last 06 August 2019 due to dengue outbreak, Bicol University College of...


About Us



Albay Normal School was changed to Bicol Teachers College (Republic Act No. 3502.) became a regional teacher-training institution offering Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEEd) and Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

June 21, 1969                 

Albay Normal School became Bicol University College of Education (Republic Act 5521)


 Started offering Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) with various major fields


Chosen as the Center of Development for Special Education, Elementary Education and other Teacher Education Programs for Region V (DECS order No. 105 s. 1983)

June 1996                       

Identified as a Center of Excellence for Teacher Education


Started offering Certificate in College Teaching (formerly called Certificate in Teaching or CT which was approved in 1983).


Diploma Programs in various disciplines were approved by the Board of Regents (BOR)

March 7, 2008                 

Became a Center of Training (COT) for DepEd Certificate and INSET Program after passing the criteria set by the Commission on Higher Education, Department of Education and Teacher Education Council

December 2, 2011           

ISO Certified for provision and development of Tertiary and Graduate Degree and Non-Degree Courses, Research and Extension services

Recognized as Center for Teaching Excellence


Center of Training for K to 12 Basic Education Program. & awarded as Best Unit for the entire Bicol University Campus

December 2013             

Passed the Level IV, Phase 1 Accreditation.

Awarded and was renewed as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Teacher Education in Region V on November 2015


Statement of Vision

“Productive Scholarship: an academe model for core competency-based entrepreneurship”


Statement of Mission

“To pursue sustainable income-generating projects through productive scholarship in support of excellence in instruction, research and extension services.”



Bicol Univerisity College of Education upholds the culture of Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service.


Institutional Learning Outcomes

Every BU graduate should:

demonstrate critical thinking and integrative skills into solve problems and to support lifelong learning;

communicate effectively and appropriately orally and in writing for various purposes with the responsible use ICT tools;

collaborate with diverse people ethically and with mastery of knowledge and skills in given disciplines; and

create knowledge and innovation to promote inclusive development as well as globalization.


College Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the College of Education are teachers who can:

· exhibit comprehensive content, pedagogical and technological knowledge, and understanding of the learner;

· demonstrate a wide range of skills in curriculum development, lesson planning, materials development, instructional delivery, assessment, and research;

· develop innovative teaching approaches for diverse learners;

· uphold the dignity of the teaching profession anchored on global perspectives; and

· pursue life-long learning for personal and professional growth.


Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BSED/BEED Programs are teachers who:

· demonstrate in-depth understanding of the development of adolescent/elementary leaners;

· exhibit comprehensive knowledge of various learning areas in the secondary/elementary curriculum;

· create and utilize appropriate materials and assessment tools to enhance instruction and improve learning outcomes;

· practice ethical standards of the teaching profession; and exhibit willingness and capability to continue learning and render service to the community.


Flow of Transaction:

Production Coordinator

The applicant secures a triplicate then proceeds to the Dean for approval.

College Dean/ Director

The Dean approves the request.


The Cashier accepts payment and issues an Official Receipt.

Production Coordinator

The Coordinator affixes signature in the application form, apportions the copies:

1st copy= to the Applicant

2nd copy= Department Head (concerned dept.)

3rd copy=File;

and records the O.R. number in the logbook.



Dormitory Occupancy




Training Hall

Elementary Quadrangle

Food Carts

Photocopier Stalls

Ground Facilities


Admission and Entrance Requirements

Undergraduate Program

High School graduates may be admitted to the Bicol University College of Education as freshmen if they meet the following conditions:

1. Payment of non-refundable examination fee of one hundred pesos (P100.00).

2. Certification of good moral character from the principal of the secondary school last attended.

3. Meeting the quota score in the BU College Entrance Test (BUCET).

4. Medical Certificate;

5. Passing the interview by the College Screening Committee.

Graduate School

Certificate in College Teaching (CCT)

Degree Programs

Course Descriptions

 I. Graduate Programs

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management

            This program aims to develop in students advanced level of theoretical and practical competence in educational leadership and management; capability to undertake advanced independent research in educational leadership and management, and disseminate the results and implications for wider utilization; expertise in designing educational programs and systems to improve educational practice; and social consciousness, concern for aesthetic and cultural heritage; and a deep resolve to promote sustainable development through research-based policy actions and advocacy.


Ph.D. in Mathematics Education

            This program aims to develop in students' expert level of theoretical knowledge in Mathematics education; competence and motivation to draw from expert level knowledge to understand and solve different problems related to Mathematics education; and competence to undertake advanced independent research in Mathematics education, including the ability to pose theoretically meaningful problem and hypotheses, gather and analyze data.


Ph.D. in Educational Foundation

            This program aims to develop in students advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge and competence in educational foundations; capability to undertake advanced independent research in an area of specialization in education, including the ability to pose theoretically meaningful problem and hypotheses, gather and analyze data, and communicate the results and theoretical and practical implications of the research to diverse audiences; expertise in designing educational programs and systems to improve educational practice; and social consciousness, concern for aesthetic and cultural heritage; and a deep resolve to promote sustainable development through research-based policy actions and advocacy.


MA English Education

            This program aims to develop teachers who can produce innovative and creative instructional programs or materials to improve the teaching-learning process in English education; design researches that replicate, verify, validate, contextualize and apply theoretical and practical knowledge about the various aspects of the educational process; exhibit comprehensive knowledge of the current trends and practices in English instruction; and apply the highest form of competency in English education.


MA Filipino Education

MA Reading Education

MA History Education

MA Social Studies Education

            This program aims to develop professionals who can evaluate critically the established theoretical foundations, perspectives, principles and views on education, Social Studies teaching and the Social Sciences; discuss a wide range of themes/ topics on Sociology, Anthropology, Political Law, Geography, Economics and other fields of the Social Sciences; have enriched social science-based knowledge which they will eventually share to their students and integrate within their own classroom experiences; enhance their instructional, analytical, and research skills to make Social Studies interesting and comprehensible to their students.

            The graduates are likewise expected to assume professional and leadership roles in instructional planning, curriculum development and advocacy for Social Studies as an essential component of Social Science Education; evaluate and utilize technology resources and determine their suitability for instructional purposes; conceptualize, design and conduct social science researches/ action plan cum research; show familiarity with recent curriculum initiatives which have particular relevance for Social Studies teachers; integrate recent scholarship and professional trends within their own classroom experiences and demonstrate higher order thinking skills in the analysis, critical assessment and application and communication of knowledge in the field of Social Sciences.


MA Math Education

            Graduates of this program should have mastery of knowledge, skills and appreciation of the breadth and depth of Mathematics, including the connections between different areas of Mathematics, and between Mathematics and other disciplines. They should create knowledge and innovation as their contribution to promote inclusive development in Mathematics as well as globalization. They will be prepared for PhD Mathematics Education program.


MA General Science Education

            The program is designed to update and enrich teachers' theoretical and technical knowledge in General and Integrated Science; improve the teachers' capacity to develop and deliver relevant programs in General and Integrated Science; and develop the teacher's research capabilities for replicating, verifying, validating, contextualizing and/ or applying theoretical and practical knowledge about the different aspects of the educational process.


MA Physics Education

MA Chemistry Education

MA Biology Education

MA Educational Leadership and Management

            This program aims to develop professionals who have content and pedagogical expertise in leadership and management; research capabilities including verifying, validating, and applying research output in educational process; and social consciousness, concern for others and their culture. It also aims to promote research-based sustainable development through research-based policy, actions and advocacy.


MA Music Education

MA Guidance and Counseling

            Graduates of the program have a comprehensive understanding of the importance of their client as a learner and as a person; have the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential and to promote the right attitude as the basis for their services to their clients; discuss comprehensively the major psychological concepts, theoretical perspectives, and counseling tools and techniques needed in the profession; demonstrate counseling skills, tools, and techniques thus creating opportunities for intrapersonal and interpersonal growth and development; and exhibit the attitudes, values, and beliefs that will enhance their abilities to working with others thereby facilitating the helping process.


MA in Pre-School Education

            Graduates of the program are professionals who can exhibit comprehensive knowledge of the current trends and practices in Pre-school Education; assume leadership roles in curriculum development, organization and management of pre-schools; produce innovative and creative instructional materials to improve teaching-learning process; and design and conduct researches in pre-school.


MA in Cultural Education


II. Tertiary Programs

1. Bachelor in Elementary Education

            This course is anchored on CHED Memorandum Order no. 30 series of 2004 (Revised Policies and Standards for Undergraduate Teacher Education Curriculum), and adheres to the provision of the RA no. 7722 (Higher Education Act of 1994). The program is comprised of BEED General Curriculum, BEED major in Pre-school Education Curriculum and the Enriched BEED, Major in Pre-School Education. Common to these curricula are offerings in General Education, and Professional Education. Content subjects in English, Mathematics, Filipino, Science, MAPE, TLE, Social Studies and Values Education are taken by BEED (General) students; while BEED major in Pre-school Education students have Pre-school Education courses as major subjects.


            The course aims to provide quality pre-service preparation to teachers in basic education through upgraded instruction, relevant researches, functional extension services and diverse production activities. It likewise aims to prepare future teachers who are generalists and can teach across the different learning areas in pre-school and elementary levels.


2. Bachelor in Secondary Education Major

            This course is structured to meet the needs of professional teachers for secondary schools in the Bicol region and in the country. It aims to equip future teachers with the necessary training through quality and relevant instruction, research, extension and production activities. It also aims to prepare future teachers in the secondary level who are specialists and can teach in the major fields of specialization: English, Filipino, Biology, Physical Science, Physics, Mathematics, Social Studies, MAPEH and TLE.


III. Special Programs

Certificate in College Teaching/Certificate in Teaching


IV. Basic Education

Elementary     (K-6)

Junior High School (G7-10)

Senior High School (G11-12)



Lorna M. Miña, Ph. D.


Ma. Teresa M. Abainza, Ph. D.

Associate Dean

Cyntia L. Dado

Administrator Officer, Cluster 1

Angela E. Lorenzana, Ph.D.

Chairperson, Language Arts & Literature Ed. (LAL) Department

Maria Eden A. Ante, Ph.D.

Chairperson, Science, Technology & Mathematics Ed. (STM) Department

Maria Elena C. Ahorro, RCG

Chairperson, Humanities and Social Science Ed. (HSS) Department

Maria Joselyn J. Paje, Ed.D.

Chairperson, Management & Professional Teacher Ed. (MPE) Department

Norilyn O. De Chavez, MAED

Chairperson, Early & Late Childhood (ELC) Department

Rita J. Lina, MAED

Unit Head, ILS Elementary

Merriam P. Maldo

Unit Head, ILS High School

Shiela I. Arroco, Ph.D.

Research Coordinator

Maria Cecilia P. Aguilar, MAED

Extension Coordinator

Ma. Saleste D. San Pablo, MAED

Experiental Learning Coordinator (BSED/CCT)

Annabelle A. Arena, MAED

Experiental Learning Coordinator ( BEED )

Daves L. Tonga, MAED

College Students Affairs Coordinator

Maribel M. Naz

BUCE Guidance Coordinator

Ronel M. Villanueva, MAED

Physical Plant/Building & Ground Coordinator

Jeanie M. Egan

Production Coordinator

Maybel A. Anonuevo

Cashier, BUCE

Aurora L. Llaguno

Budget Officer, Cluster 1

Irish M. Monasterial, CPA

Head, Accounting Office, Cluster 1

Fleurdeliz H. Mirabona

BUCE Librarian

Contact Us

Dr. Lorna M. Miña


Ms. Jane B. Siapno


Research and Extension


On-going research engagements of the College:

Bicol University as Environment Education Learning Resource Center of the National Network of Normal Schools

Ladderized Teacher Education Program for Preschool


Extension Engagement

The Extension Unit of the College Education undertakes different projects and activities following the programs identified within its BURULIGAN framework.

Recent Activities for S.Y. 2016-2017 are as follows:

Project ReaP

Gabawan Elementary School, Daraga, Albay


Individualized Reading Assistance

Buraguis Elementary School, Buraguis, Legazpi City


Sayaw ng Lahi

Gabawan Elementary School, Daraga, Albay


Info Transfer Project

Facebook Page:


Mentoring Mentors

Training Program for Child Development Workers in partnership with the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council

Hotel Venezia, Legazpi City