Naga City-based Ateneo de Naga University (AdNU) is helping the University of Saint Anthony in neighboring Iriga City make its teacher education curriculum more responsive and relevant to current basic education reforms. With the help from AdNU, The University of Saint Anthony held their own Curriculum Quality Audit (CQA) last June 8-9.

Ateneo de Naga University CQA specialists with the Education Faculty members of the University of Saint Aquinas.
Photo by Paolo Jose Silang, AdNU

With the assistance from the Research Center for Teacher Quality (RCTQ), 32 universities including the Ateneo de Naga University which are Centers of Excellence/Centers of Development (COEs/CODs) in Teacher Education have reviewed and revised their respective teacher education programs after being trained on Outcome-based Pre-Service Teacher Education Curriculum Quality Audit (CQA).

Owing to their responsibilities as COEs/CODs, these universities are now rolling out the same CQA technology to other teacher education institutions (TEIs) in their areas to achieve more inclusive results.

Through the CQA process, universities learned to revise and align their respective teacher education curricula with the new teacher quality standards triggered by the K to 12 education reform and as set out in the newly-adopted Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST).