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Professional Education Department (PFD)

The faculty members of the Professional Education Department, College of Education at De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, upholding the Lasallian values of faith, zeal, and communion and imbued with a full understanding of all aspects of child development, are called to do the following:

  1. develop professional teachers who competently teach courses in their line of specialization;
  2. foster a research culture by developing awareness on development and discoveries that are critically useful to address emerging issues and concerns in the context of education;
  3. develop effective educators who keep abreast with and are responsive to the needs of a globally competitive nation; and
  4. instill in every student a deep respect for learning, which is a teacher's wellspring of knowledge
  5. This vision could be realized through updating one's skills, employing new trends, using effective methods, and serving as role models.

Creative Programs

The College of Education (COEd) of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) is recognized as Center of Excellence in Teacher Education Program and Center of Training Institution by the Commission on Higher Education and Department of Education, respectively. Its programs were also awarded Level IV Accreditation by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) through the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). As a leading institution in teacher education, it offers a broad educational program that encompasses the development of educators both in the elementary and secondary levels of education. It aims to promote an educational system that will serve as a dynamic resource of the Church and nation in the process of social transformation instrumental to progress.

COEd offers these programs: CERTIFICATE IN SIGN LANGUAGE(CSL) and CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNERS (Level 1 - Basic Course and Level 2 - Advanced Course).


The following are the partner/cooperating schools of the College of Education both in the public and private sectors:

Public Schools
  • Francisco E. Barzaga Memorial School
  • Dasmariñas Elementary School
  • Dasmariñas National High School
  • Dasmariñas East National High School
  • Dasmariñas North National High School
  • Dasmariñas West National High School
  • Salawag Elementary School
Private Schools
  • VelMaris School Inc.
  • Jesus Son of Mary Academy
  • Blessed Mary Academy
  • Fiat Lux Academe
  • Saint Edward Integrated School
  • Jabez Christian School
  • HSI – Neuro Developmental Center
  • Academia de Julia Victoria School
  • La Salle Chanthaburi, Thailand
  • Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand


The following are the services that can be offered by department.

    Seminar-workshops on:
  • Art Education
  • Teaching Strategies;
  • Classroom Management;
  • Animation and Formation Activities;
  • Principles and Methods of Teaching;
  • Instructional Materials Development;
  • Measurement and Evaluation of Learning;
  • Creative Arts, Music and Drama for Young Children, etc.
    Lectures on:
  • Science Education;
  • Learning Disabilities;
  • Educational Psychology;
  • taxonomy of Objectives;
  • The Teaching Profession;
  • Nutrition, Diet and Health;
  • Guidance and Counseling;
  • Child and Adolescent Development;
  • Psychological Foundations on Education;
  • Management Ethics and Professionalism;
  • Educational Leadership and Management;
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers;
  • Career Pathing and Career Interest Administration;
  • Motivation, Leadership and Team-building in Organization, etc.
    Trainings on:
  • Rondalla;
  • Music Education, etc.

Practice Teaching

Practice Teaching (Student Teaching)

The apex of all the ELCs is the Practice Teaching. It is the total immersion of the prospective teacher in the real life of becoming a teacher. During practice teaching the pre-service teacher experiences the rudiments of teaching in a cyclical process of planning, actual teaching and evaluating learning. The pre-service teacher, who may be called an apprentice, or student teacher intern, walks the whole process of teaching with a mentor, who is also called the cooperating teacher. Here the pre-service teacher puts into actual practice all that were learned in the content and theory courses, strategies or methods of teaching as well as put into test the pedagogical content knowledge acquired in related courses prior to practice teaching. Practice teaching is being held in the different partner/cooperating schools of the institution both in the public and private basic education schools.

Grading Procedures:

Grades in this course will be based on the following items and performance of the practice teacher during the two shifts of deployment in the public and private schools:

  • Midterm Grade (MG): First Shift; Final Grade (FG): Second Shift;
  • Grading System Percentage Coverage

  • Class Participation 30% (Daily Teaching, Local Demo (CT)
  • Attitude 15% (Cooperating Teacher & PT Supervisor)
  • General Demo 15% (Cooperating Teacher, PT Supervisor & Other Observers)
  • Written Reports/Output 20% (Narrative report, different forms/documentation &other requirements-PT Supervisor)
  • Attendance 20% (Cooperating Teacher & PT Supervisor)
  • Total 100%
Guidelines and Policies:
  1. You shall serve 4 days a week, 6 hours a day in your Cooperating School for the duration of the Practice Teaching Program or a total of 336 hours (2 shifts)
  2. Every Friday afternoon from 6:00 – 7:30, you shall report to DLSU-D, FCH 105B-107 for a conference/test/workshop/ submission of requirements with the Practice Teaching Supervisor.
  3. You shall log in 15 minutes before the official time and shall log out 15 minutes after the official time in your Cooperating School.
  4. In case of sickness or any untoward incident, you shall inform the Cooperating Teacher, the Practice Teaching Supervisor and the Team Leader of your absence at least one hour before your official time.
  5. An absence is considered excused only if it is caused by (a) sickness (with medical certificate) (b) family emergency (with letter from the parent/guardian) or (c) force of nature (calamities).
  6. In case of excused absences, you shall do make-up duty which is equivalent to the number of days missed which should be done after the second shift.
  7. You shall also be marked absent if you incur 3 times of tardiness regardless of the number of minutes late. For 1-15 minutes of tardiness, you shall do make up duty of one hour, 16-30 minutes is two hours, 31-45 minutes is three hours, 46-60 minutes is four hours, 61 minutes and above of tardiness you shall do make up duty of six hours.
  8. For unexcused absences, you shall do make up duty which is equivalent to twice the number of days missed. You shall likewise be given a written warning and shall receive demerits for the absences incurred.
  9. After 14 days of absences (82 hrs - 20% of the total no. of hours), you shall be pulled out from your cooperating school and you will receive a grade of 0.0.
  10. You are expected to preserve the good name of DLSU-Dasmariñas. As such, any misbehavior shall not be tolerated and shall be dealt with accordingly following a due process.
  11. Any problem/concern that you experienced, you shall report immediately to the Team Leader who in turn will report to the Practice Teaching Supervisor for proper action.
  12. When the Practice Teaching Supervisor visits a cooperating school (at least once a week) you should have aired your problem/concern to your designated team leader before a conference between the Cooperating Teacher and the Practice Teaching Supervisor is held.
Practice Teaching Forms
Guidelines Download
Guide to Observation of Demonstration Training pdf
Practice Teaching pdf
Practice Teaching Clearance pdf
Report on Practice Teaching pdf
Daily Time Record pdf
Weekly Report of Attendance by the Team Leader pdf
Make-up Class/ ES pdf
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Faculty and Staff

Full - Time Faculty Part - Time Faculty Support Staff

Certificate in Teaching Program (CTP)

Requirements for CTP Applicants
  1. Graduate of any 4-year course
  2. Filled out Application Form (downloadable from theSAdO)
  3. Original and photocopy of Transcript of Records (TOR) with Special Order (S.O) and remarks “Copy valid for DLSU-D”
  4. Three latest passport size pictures with white background.

Note: Application form, original TOR and 2 pieces of passport size pictures should be submitted to the Admissions Office.

  1. A student or student-applicant must complete all the requirements indicated above in two copies – one original and one photocopy.
  2. Non-DLSU-D applicants will secure a referral form from the Professional Education Department and will be referred to the SAdO/Testing Office for the schedule of Entrance/Psychological Test.
  3. The ORIGINAL COPY of the requirements should be submitted first to SAdO before the Student Number will be given to the new student. The requirements will be placed inside the Student Jacket to be forwarded to the Registrar’s Officefor filing/safekeeping.
  4. The PHOTOCOPY of all the requirements, including the application form, submitted to SAdO will be put inside the academic folder to be passed to the concerned department. (Professional Education Department for CTP).
  5. A student can proceed to the actual enrollment procedure upon COMPLETION of ALL REQUIREMENTS.
Subjects Offered
Course Code Title Units
EDUC103 Principles and Methods of Teaching 3
EDUC104 Foundation of Education 1 3
EDUC106 Foundation of Education 2 3
EDUC110 Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDUC139 Curriculum Development 3
EDUC174 Preparation of Curriculum Materials 3

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Professional Education Department
102 Felipe Calderon Hall
DLSU - Dasmariñas
Cavite, Philippines 4115

For questions and inquiries:
email the PFD Secretariat

Cavite +63 (46) 481.1900 local 3085
Manila +63 (2) 779.5180