In a memorandum to members of the Board of Trustees dated January 11, 1990,
Mr. Romeo P. Dela Paz, Chairman and President of the Roosevelt College System,
Inc., expressed his deep concern over the deterioration of Philippine education which
he attributed to the poor training of teachers. Accordingly, he recommended the
organization of a Center for Teacher Education (CTE) which would initially train
quality teachers for the Roosevelt College System, and eventually help and extend
assistance to other schools in the surrounding areas.
On January 19, 1990, the Board of Trustees of the Roosevelt College System,
Inc. approved the recommendation of president Romeo P. Dela Paz. The Board also
recommended the pilot CTE classes be opened starting SY 1990-1991.
Subsequently, a Commission for the Preparation of the Development Plan was
created, chaired by the late Dr. Antonio Isidro with Dr. Lily C. de Guzman, member.
The Commission’s first move was to request the DECS to allow the CTE to open
one curriculum year as the corresponding classes of the Institute of Education of the
Roosevelt College System were being phased out, and while the formal preparations
and organization of the new Center were being finalized. The request was approved by
With hardly five months before the opening of classes on SY 1900-1991, members
of the commission were relentless in their efforts to meet the needs of the first
year classes scheduled to open in June 1990. Activities to attend to included the
remodeling and refurbishing of a building and classrooms for the CTE; establishing
a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of the Philippines to authorize
selected faculty members to teach in CTE; acquisition of books, science and AV
equipment; preparation of academic rules and requirements; and all those big and little
things that make up the organization and administration of a new academic institution.
After the first pilot year of operation, on May 15, 1991, the RCS Board of Trustees
approved and signed the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Roosevelt
College Foundation Center for Teacher Education. And finally on July 23, 1991, the
Securities and Exchange Commission stamped its seal of approval legitimizing the
birth of the Center for Teacher Education, an institution dedicated to training of a new
breed of Filipino teachers.
The Center for Teacher Education is a caring educational institution for future
teachers dedicated to the formation of right-thinking, self-reliant, communityoriented, honest, productive and patriotic citizenry.
To achieve this vision, we the Administrators and faculty of the Center for
Teacher Education, individually and collectively, by our example pursue the
training and formation of our students by strengthening the intellectual and moral
aspects of their education, inculcating in them the values of excellence, team work,
honesty, integrity, and devoted service to community and country.
1. To provide a well-rounded education and training to selected groups of
perspective teacher as well as teachers already in active service;
2. To answer the need of local schools for qualified competent elementary and
secondary school teachers;
3. To serve as the training center for upgrading, updating and retraining
teachers already in the service;
4. To serve as the training center for teacher trainors especially in the fields of
English, Mathematics, Physics and Early childhood education.
1.To strengthen the values education components in the curriculum to
highlight self-reliance, hard work, honesty, civic-consciousness, love of God
2. To develop dynamic leaders and community-oriented teachers instrumental
in nurturing community development and stimulating growth and
3. To create awareness of problems and issues in the community and country
so the graduates could take an active role in responding to them;
4. To motivate students to strive for excellence in their academic work and
extra-curricular activities to better prepare them for leadership role in the
5. To train and develop quality and competent teachers who will teach in
public and private secondary school;
6. To produce graduates who are physically and mentally sound.
GUIDING INSTRUCTIONAL PHILOSOPHY
In educating and training future teachers the CTE is guided by the humanistic
philosophy of education were the student is the key figure in the teaching-learning
process. Central to this philosophy is the belief that each learner naturally seeks
growth, and therefore, has the desire to develop his/ her potentials. This philosophy
maintains that the student has the capability to learn and will indeed learn given the
opportunity, right learning environment and resources.
The CTE curricula leading to the degrees Bachelor of Secondary Education
(BSED), and Bachelor of elementary Education (BEED) are unique and innovative
in direction and content of subject areas the curricula are designed to develop
competencies for teaching academic subjects such as Science and Technology,
Mathematics and English, as well as leadership in community development.
Thus, at the completion of their degree programs the teachers are expected to
be competent not only in the classroom, but also in community development as
dynamic leaders in stimulating growth and livelihood.