What is Distance Education?
It is the offering of educational programs designed to facilitate a learning strategy which does not depend on day-to-day contact teaching but makes best use of the potential of the students to study on their own. It provides interactive study material and decentralized learning facilities where students can seek academic and other forms of educational assistance when they need it (Daniels 1996).
The WVSU University Distance Education Program was established in 2002 by virtue of Board of Regents (BOR) Resolution No. 118, s. 2002. Its programs respond to the growing needs of students and professionals who desire to pursue a diploma course or a postgraduate degree but are unable to leave their homes or work stations, here or abroad, to attend regular classroom meetings.
The UDEP aims to:
- produce learners who are competent and equipped with the necessary skills in their respective discipline
- develop a more flexible mode of education which caters to various needs, changing circumstances, and learning requirements
- design and produce quality and updated course materials by utilizing state-of-the-art technology and online resources, and
- strengthen the Distance Education organization/structure to meet the needs of learners in the local, national, and international levels
What is the delivery mode for the UDEP programs?
The DEO gets technical support from the Management Information System (MIS) of the University and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO-INNOTECH, Philippines) for the operationalization of its site. This has become fully functional for the interactive classes; that is, tutor and students meet in live chat or video conference in pre-scheduled sessions. Teaching materials, assessment modes, and students’ output are uploaded in the website except for requirements peculiar to certain courses that need to be submitted in hard copy such as learning portfolios for practicum or field study.
Who can enroll in a Distance Education program?
A graduate of any four-year Baccalaureate degree may apply for a program.
What are the requirements for application?
- Applicants should take and pass a qualifying examination (online or paper-and-pencil) and interview.
- The Office should be provided with the following:
- 2 photocopies of Transcript of Records (TOR)
- Honorable Dismissal
- 4 copies of 1x1 ID pictures
- Photocopy of Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
- 2 photocopies of Birth Certificate (NSO)
- 2 pieces long white folders
- Certificate of Employment (for students from abroad)
- Work Permit (for students from abroad)
Diploma in Teaching (DIT)
A 30-unit accrediting program for prospective teachers in basic education that includes a semester of Student Teaching or Experiential Learning. It qualifies a graduate of any degree other than education to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).
|The Teaching Profession||3|
|Facilitating Learning/Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|Principles of Teaching||3|
|Assessment of Student Learning||3|
|Student Teaching/ Experiential Learning||6|
|Total Number of Units||30 units|
Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE)
A diploma course designed to enable graduates of any bachelor’s degree course to become Early Childhood Education teachers to 3-6 year old pupils. The course will be implemented using the blended mode of delivery – the tutors will conduct both synchronous online sessions and face-to-face interaction depending on the nature of the course or subject.
|ECE 101||Introduction to Early Childhood Education|
|ECE 108||Art and Crafts|
|ECE 109||Creative Dramatics|
|ECE 102||Psychology & Guidance of the Preschool Child|
|ECE 107||Music and Movement|
|ECE 110||Food and Nutrition|
|ECE 103||Teaching Communication Skills in ECE|
|ECE 105||Values Development in ECE|
|ECE 104||Teaching Science & Mathematics in ECE|
|ECE 106||Family Systems in Early Childhood Programs|
|ECE 111||Management of Early Childhood Programs|
|Total Number of Units||33 Units|
Master in School in Management (MSM)
A graduate program for school administrators, managers, and school leaders who aim to enrich their skills in running an educational institution (pre-school, elementary, or high school). As a case-based program, each course is approached theoretically and with relevant application to cases in specific contexts or the nature of management performed by the students.
- Foundation Subjects (12 units)
- Foundations of Education
- Systems Analysis in Education
- Theories and Practices in School Management
- Seminar in Research
- Major/Specialization (21 units)
- School Organization & Management
- Human Behavior in Education
- Human Resource Management
- School Leadership & Decision-Making
- Economics of Education
- School Laws & Legislation
- School Evaluation & Standards
- Electives (only 6 units are required)
- Management of Physical Resources
- Public Affairs, Community & Human Relations
- Organizational Communications
- Financing School Systems
- Educational Planning & Development
- Practicum in School Management (6 Units)
- Comprehensive Examination
Total Number of Units: 45 units
Master of Arts in Education – Language Teaching (Engish)
This course is designed for ESL / EFL teachers to prepare and equip them with linguistic theories and application to language teaching in the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. The course covers the development of methodologies through various schools of thought and the emergence of current practices that respond to revisions in the curriculum or needs in multi-cultural language teaching contexts. The basic principles in constructing instructional materials, modules, and the like to complement teaching methodologies are also incorporated in the course.
- Foundation Courses (9 units)
- FND 501 Methods of Research
- FND 502 Foundations of Education
- FND 503 Statistics
- Required Courses (15 units)
- LNG 501 Descriptive Linguistics
- LNG 502 Structure of English
- LNG 503 Evaluation and Language Testing
- LNG 506 Current Trends in Teaching English and Construction of Instructional Materials
- LNG 505 Socio-Psycholinguistics
- Elective Courses (6 units)
- RDG 501 Psychology of the Reading Process
- LNG 510 Research Trends and Needs in English Linguistics
- LNG 511 Diagnosis and Remediation of Language Difficulties
- LNG 512 Contrastive Rhetoric (in lieu of Contrastive Analysis)
- LNG 507 Study of Literary Genre
- LNG 513 Research and Practicum (6 units)
- Comprehensive Examination
Total Number of Units: 42 units
Inquiries may be directed to:
Fina Felisa L. Alcudia, Ph.D.
Edgar Rey D. Faja
Mailing Address: West Visayas State University
Center for Teaching Excellence Building
University Distance Education Program
La Paz, Iloilo City 5000
Landline: (033) 320-0877 loc. 1818
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