Established in 1990, the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAGCED) of De La Salle University is one of the top teacher education institutions in the country. It is recognized as a Center of Excellence in Teacher Education by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and a Top Performing Teacher Education Institution by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd).
Our faculty members and alumni have served in the highest positions in government (e.g., Department of Education Secretaries, Commission on Higher Education Chairman), educational institutions (e.g., De La Salle University President and Chancellor, Philippine Normal University OIC, University of St. La Salle President), and professional associations and societies (e.g., Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines President, Linguistics Society of the Philippines President, Computing Society of the Philippines President, Association of Psychological and Educational Counsellors of Asia-Pacific President, Philippine Association for Counselor Education, Research, and Supervision President). They also sit on the boards of many educational institutions in the country.
Our faculty members have won some of the most prestigious awards in education and related fields in the country, including the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, the National Research Council of the Philippines Achievement Award, and the National Academy of Science and Technology Outstanding Young Scientist Award.
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 questions that need to be answered and problems that need to be solved. 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 scarce resources?
Inspired by the Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, with the spirit of faith, zeal for service, and communion in mission, we are excited to answer these questions and more. Come and join us!