The Bachelor of Education Studies (BES) program is designed to complement teacher education programs by developing education professionals for various types of education work other than teaching, such as education research, curriculum and instructional design, and instructional materials development. The program also aims to contribute to the achievement of quality education and lifelong learning for all, and to the enhancement and strengthening of non-formal education and alternative learning system (ALS), vocational education and training, and open education and technology-supported learning. It will also cover global issues, such as peace, social justice, human rights, and sustainable development, which will help promote national and international understanding and cooperation.

Objectives

The BES program as a whole aims to develop among students —

  1. critical perspective on the role of education and the challenges faced by educational systems in a modern developing society in a global context;
  2. strong foundation in the key concepts and disciplines of education, including philosophy, psychology, history, and social and cultural theory;
  3. Skills in the design and delivery of educational programs, including skills in instructional design, assessment and student support, curriculum development, and instructional materials development using a range of educational technologies;
  4. Skills for the systematic study of education policy and practice, including research literacy, argumentation, and the communication of educational ideas; and
  5. A holistic, integrative, reflexive, and research-based approach to learning and education, including their own education as professionals and as lifelong learners.

Mode of Instruction

All courses are taught online following the principles of guided independent study and collaborative inquiry. The teaching practicum is an internship in an educational setting to be supervised at a distance also using Web technologies.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission must:

  1. Present a valid high school diploma and transcript of records from a Department of Education (DepEd)-recognized secondary school, or an official DepEd certification of having taken and passed the ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Test for the secondary level
  2. Take and pass the UPOU Undergraduate Admission Test (UgAT) or the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT)
  3. Complete an online DE Readiness short course administered by the UPOU Faculty of Education

Curriculum

The revised BES program consists of 141 units of coursework to be taken within 4 years following a trimestral schedule. All courses in the curriculum are equivalent to 3 units unless otherwise specified. These courses are classified into following:

GE courses (30 units)
Required GE courses (21 units)
MATH 10 Mathematics, Culture and Society 3 units
STS 1 Science, Technology and Society 3 units
SCIENCE 11 Living Systems: Concepts and Dynamics 3 units
ARTS 1 Critical Perspectives in the Arts 3 units
WIKA 1 Wika, Kultura at Lipunan 3 units
KAS 1 Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas 3 units
ETHICS 1 Ethics and Moral Reasoning in Everyday Life 3 units
Elective GE courses (9 units only)
SAS 1 Self and Society 3 units
COMM 10 Critical Perspectives in Communication 3 units
PHIL ARTS 1 Philippine Arts and Culture 3 units
ENG 11 Literature and Society 3 units
SOC SCI 2 Social, Political, and Economic Thought 3 units
Common Courses (12 units)
COMM 2 Communication Skills 2 3 units
ENG 157 English for the Professions 3 units
COMP ED 10 Critical Digital Literacies 3 units
COMP ED 20 Introduction to Analytics 3 units
Mandated Course (3 units)
PI 100 Philippine Institutions 100 3 units
Educational Foundations Courses (27 units)
EDS 100 Psychological Foundations of Education 3 units
EDS 101 Philosophy of Education 3 units
EDS 102 Social Foundations of Education 3 units
EDS 103 Theories of Learning 3 units
EDS 106 Culture, Language, and Education 3 units
EDS 107 Gender and Education 3 units
EDS 110 Education Professions 3 units
EDUC 101 Philippine Education Systems 3 units
EDUC 103 Principles and Processes in Curriculum Development 3 units
Education Policy and Research courses (36 units)
EDS 131 Foundations of Adult Education

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112
EDS 113

3 units
EDS 132 Indigenous Peoples Education

PREREQUISITE

EDS 112
EDS 113

3 units
EDS 133 Islamic Education

PREREQUISITE

EDS 112
EDS 113

3 units
EDS 134 Community Education

PREREQUISITE

EDS 112
EDS 113

3 units
EDS 136 Foundations of Distance Education 3 units
EDS 140 Citizenship Education and Peace Education

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112
EDS 113

3 units
EDS 141 Vocational Education

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112
EDS 113

3 units
EDS 142 Environmental Education

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112
EDS 113

3 units
EDS 143 Health Education

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112
EDS 113

3 units
EDS 170 Introduction to Education Policy

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112
EDS 113

3 units
EDS 195 Introduction to Education Research 3 units
EDS 196 Educational Research Methods

PREREQUISITE

EDS 195

3 units
Instructional Design and Technology courses (27 units)
EDS 112 Introduction to Instructional Technology

PREREQUISITE

EDS 100, EDS 101, EDS 102, EDS 106, & EDS 107

3 units
EDS 113 Principles and Methods of Assessment

PREREQUISITES

EDS 100, EDS 101, EDS 102, EDS 106, & EDS 107

3 units
EDS 151 Instructional Media Resources

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112 & EDS 113

3 units
EDS 153 Design of Educational Multimedia Materials

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112 & EDS 113

3 units
EDS 154 Assistive Learning Technologies

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112 & EDS 113

3 units
EDS 155 Game-based learning

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112 & EDS 113

3 units
EDS 156 m-Learning

PREREQUISITES

EDS 112 & EDS 113

3 units
EDS 157 Online Teaching and Learning

PREREQUISITE

EDS 112 & EDS 113

3 units
EDS 160 Open Education 3 units
Capstone course (6 units)
EDS 199 Special Project

(to be taken consecutively in the last two terms in the program)

3 units