The COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION of the University of Saint Anthony, Iriga City was established in 1952 as a distinct unit of the University. To date, CTE is committed to play a major role as an academic community for service. The academic program responds to the needs of an individual for knowledge, skills and values.
CTE is accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) Level II Third Re-Accreditation, and is producing regional placers among the LET passers – in recognition of the department’s commitment to excellence in Educational Performance. Furthermore, CTE is the Center of Development for Bilingual Education in the Region.
Looking back over the years, we are impressed by the growth and expansion of the University of Saint Anthony. The founder and supporters moved by spirit of service and gift of courage launched the institutions from the humble start to what it is today.
The rise of the University in the sphere of education from the opening of the collegiate normal in 1960 up to its present status as duly recognized has been meteoric.
Along with the other courses opened to meet the educational needs of the youth who dreamed of becoming full pledged professionals, the University established the college of teacher education in 1962.
At the first the curricular offerings were Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Elementary Teacher’s Certificate in Home and Economics and Bachelor of Science in Education-Home Economics with an enrolment of only 61 students. The major fields of specialization for its first year in were science, math, MAPEH, English, Filipino, History, and Home Economics.
Distinguish persons who served as deans of college contributed much in its growth and progress. Dr. Santiago G. Ortega Sr., a product of USANT CTE who obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1964, served as a dean with outstanding philosophical outlook, pluralism of ideas, trust and confidence from 1962 to 1964. Another motherly head who show creativity, unity, and loyalty also become a dean from 1965 to 1966. She is none another than Dr. Minnie T. Arroyo.
Dr. Rosalia B. Regalado stayed in office from 1967 to 1969 showcasing human elegance, delicacy, and genuine concern for others. Mrs. Teresita Sergio was installed dean from 1976 to 1977. Dr. Nenita Ll. Madara did her best to continue the tradition quality in the service as dean. Dr. Lilia C. Sena, also proved her capabilities as head of the office from 1967 to 1979.
The man with inspiring and enlightening words committed himself in maintaining the department’s reputation intact in its glory. In his term, the college created a name for itself to be known for quality teacher education in the region. On its 30th year with Dr. Domingo R. Ortega Jr. as the dean, it had the most number of enrollees compared to the different colleges in the University and gained credence as a leading teacher-training institution. Truly in his leadership, the department flourished and developed more.
Knowing Dr. Domingo R. Ortega Jr.’s achievements from 1980 to 1993, his successor Mrs. Rebecca Felisa V. Regala learned much. Thus, she was prepared to be another effective dean. For a period of 10 years, 1993 to 2003, she kept the departments name up high with the pride in terms of feats and contributions. As a proof of quality service and exemplary performance, she was installed Principal of high School Department of the University passing the culture of excellence to Dr. Arlene O. Monsalve who assumed the position in 2003.
Taking into account the human virtues the previous deans possessed and capped them with personal integrity, family, unity, civic responsibility and what comes along will be wonderful guarantee for the current dean to carry on effective channel for the full attainment of the goals and objectives of the department.
The college of Teacher Education crafted notable accomplishment. It offered an extension of educational services to the underprivileged children in the city. Integritas the semestral publication of the college trained student’s journalistic prowess. It also ranked first in the Professional Board Examination for Teacher’s in DECS RO V in 192. The dean faculty members joined actively in the Philippine Association for Teacher Education (PAFTE), CTE has sponsored regional seminars and conferences in teaching strategies.
In 1989, CTE receive the Golden Scroll Award as Center of Development for Bilingual Education in Legazpi City. The student interns showed outstanding in their positions in the private and government sectors. The department engaged its students in worthwhile undertakings for their holistic development. Further, it has been dedicated, concerned and involve as indicated by the continuous studies and revisions of curriculum and educational objectives to meet the needs of the changing Filipino society..
The government duly recognized the college of Teacher Education. In 1992, the Philippine Association of college and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA) granted level II second Re-Accredited status and was recommended to enjoy the benefits embodied in CHED ORDER NO. 31, s.1995 valid up to November 2005.
Recently, PACU-COA visited the college for the level II third Reaccreditation. True to its commitment, it complied to all requirements asked by the concerned agencies to prove its worthiness and was granted Level II 3rd Re-Accredited Status.
With the hardwork and perseverance of Dr. Arlene O. Monsalve, whose service as the dean of the department since 2003 is incomparable indeed with all its faculty and students, CTE celebrated its 50th Golden Year last February 25, 2012. Rekindling the passion and dedication it has to always strive for excellence, the celebration started with a thanksgiving mass, followed by the blessing of the new state-of-the-art Demonstration Room, and with the awarding and recognition of CTE’s outstanding and distinguished alumni both in regional and national level.
Now on its 52nd year, CTE continues to fulfill its promise and commitment on giving the best and quality education to the students. With its high ienrollment, profile, CTE will unceasingly seek excellence in all of its undertakings, considering all the changes brought by the innovations in the global educational system, today and in the years to come.
The College of Teacher Education shall be a pivotal instrument of the country to produce the region’s human resource in field of education who are high achieving, globally-oriented, and of world class competence.
The College of teacher education strives to produce teachers who possess dignity and reputation with high moral values as well as technical and professional competence in exercising their noble profession. Likewise, they are expected to strictly adhere, observe and practice the ethical and moral principles, standards and values.