Having been designated as Center of Excellence (COE) in Teacher Education in region IX by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Education (SED) is officially the first ever COE in the history of the university.
The COE stamp signifies that ADZU’s teacher education program has demonstrated excellent performance in the areas of instructional quality, research and publication, extension and linkages, and institutional qualification.
Valid from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018, the COE designation also qualifies ADZU-SED to apply for financial assistance with CHED for the implementation of projects geared towards the strengthening of the teacher education program in the region.
ADZU’s teacher education program, founded in 1955, takes pride in having preserved the tradition of providing quality education and producing teachers imbued with a deep faith in God and social responsibility, and committed to transforming young people into capable and productive citizens.
Anchored on its two-fold mission of advancing leadership education and advocating social transformation, the SED has produced a good number of alumni who have taken on leadership positions in education and other related fields. It counts among its alumni current SED Dean Dr Evelyn Chavez, Assistant to the President Renee Vieve Kanindot, School of Liberal Arts Dean Dr Robert Panaguiton, Dean of the College of Science and Information and Technology Dr Rochelleo Mariano, Senior High School Principal Rey Reyes, and Grade School Principal Liza Garrido, to name a few.”
At present, there are 36 COEs and 38 Centers of Development (CODs) nationwide for the Teacher Education Program as specified in CHED Memorandum Order No. 17 Series of 2016. The COE and COD programs are mandated in accordance to RA 7722, also known as the Higher Education Act of 1994. Earlier this year, the College of Science and Information Technology (CSIT) was declared Center of Development (COD) for Information Technology.