The College of Education is the one of the oldest colleges of De La Salle University (DLSU), the only private Philippine university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. One of the University’s first master’s programs was the MA in Education, and its first doctoral program was the PhD in Counseling Psychology. Within two years after the offering of the latter, three other doctoral programs were offered, all related to the field of education: the PhD in Science Education, the EdD in Educational Leadership and Management, and the DA in Language and Literature.
Today, the College, which now bears the name of DLSU’s longest-serving president, world-renowned linguist Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC, boasts of the highest ratio of graduate students to undergraduate students in the university. Our faculty members and alumni have helmed government departments (e.g., Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education (CHED)), educational institutions (e.g., De La Salle University, Philippine Normal University), and major professional organizations including the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, the Linguistic Society of the Philippines, and the Computing Society of the Philippines. The College has been awarded Center of Excellence in Teacher Education by CHED, and has been recognized as a top performing Teacher Education Institution by the Professional Regulation Commission and the Philippine Business for Education.
All these have only spurred us to achieve even more for God and country, for there is still so much to be done, so many new questions that need to be answered through research. For example, what exactly are causing the apparent rise in anxiety and depression among today’s young adults, adolescents, and children? The undisciplined use of technology and social media perhaps? And yet, technology is also key to supporting education in the dawning fourth industrial revolution. So, how can and should technology be used by digital immigrants to effectively support the learning of digital natives in educational settings with very limited resources?
Inspired by our founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, with the spirit of faith, zeal for service, and communion in mission, we in are excited and confident to be able to answer these questions and more. Come and join us!