The Teacher Education Council (TEC) and RCTQ jointly launched the first of the 10 compendiums of prototype syllabi that would guide teacher education institutions (TEIs) in enhancing their teacher education curriculums during the 7th National Convention of Centers of Excellence and Development in Teacher Education in Clark, Pampanga on 6 December 2019.

Teacher Education Council (TEC) Director Dr. Runvi Manguerra (inset, left) and RCTQ Deputy Director and Project Leader Dr. Jennie Jocson (inset, right) speak at the launch of the first of a series of compendiums of PPST-based prototype syllabi for pre-service education in Clark, Pampanga on 6 December 2019.

RCTQ and TEC partnered with select TEIs on the development of 10 compendiums of prototype syllabi. Since 2018, and through established partnerships with TEIs who are Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) in teacher education, two to three TEIs collaboratively worked on one compendium/priority program, while three to four writers per institution were sent to attend a series of writeshops, reviews and validation to finalize the outputs.

Nine more compendiums will be launched in the first quarter of 2020 including specialization courses for Elementary Education, English, Filipino,  Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Values Education.

Each compendium contains prototype syllabi that ‘TEIs could either adapt or adopt’. Parts of the prototype syllabi template were benchmarked from local and international sources and were agreed upon by the technical working group and partner institutions.

The syllabi were designed to further align the current teacher education curriculum with the provisions stated in the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) to ensure that the future educators are geared towards educating students for a long term and sustainable nation building.

Dr. Jennie Jocson receives a certificate of recognition from Dr. Runvi Manguerra, Director of the Teacher Education Council, at the conclusion of the launch of the PPST-based prototype syllabi on professional education courses in Clark, Pampanga on 6 December 2019.

At the compendium launch and in front of representatives from 52 TEIs, RCTQ Deputy Director Dr. Jennie Jocson gave an overview of the TEC-RCTQ partnership and discussed the partnership projects that seek to align the country’s pre-service curriculum and training with DepEd’s system and requirements.

“As partners, TEC and RCTQ work together to ensure that only research-based policies and programs will be adopted to strengthen pre-service teacher education,” Dr. Jocson said to TEI representatives. “In drafting the prototype syllabi, we went though research-based, collaborative and rigorous processes just to come up with this compendium.”

The development of PPST-based prototype syllabi is one of the partnership projects with TEC. The others are the i) development of a joint DepED-CHED policy on pre-service teachers field study and teaching internship experience, and the ii) development of PPST-based coaching and mentoring module for cooperating teachers.

With guidance from RCTQ and TEC, the syllabi for professional education courses were written by Dr. Ann Sheila Del Rosario, Ms. Ritchelle Alugar, and Rachel Joan Toledo of the Bukidnon State University (BukSU); Dr. Celia Ilanan and Dr. Nancy Ramores of the Philippine Normal University (PNU); and Dr. Byron Go Silk (Lead Writer), and Dr. Bernardita Bacang of the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU).

Launched compendiums of prototype syllabi can be accessed/downloaded here.