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

the DECS.

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

and neighbor;

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.



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.