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Humble Beginning

The College of Education (CED) began as an academic department of the College of Liberal Arts in 1948. It became an independent professional degree-granting college on August 25, 1997.

The College of Education, responding to the needs of the Philippines and the Asia Pacific Region in the next decade for balanced and relevant education programs, commits itself to assist and facilitate personal and social transformation through research, training, and development of teachers, scholars and other professionals committed to serve and imbued with the Ignatian spirituality and charism.

The College of Education aims to prepare top caliber teachers who are sensitive and responsive to the needs of the Bicol Region, in particular and of the Philippine society, in general and who can provide leadership and effective service to their respective communities and to the nation as a whole.

Milestone of the College of Education

1948
The Permit to Offer Curriculum I of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSE) was granted through Government Recognition Number 399 s. 1948.
1954
Bachelor of Elementary Education was finally offered. Government Recognition Number 111, s. 1954 which allowed the offering of Curriculum II of BSE was awarded.
1956
Government Recognition to offer Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (BSEEd) was granted.
1960
In the 1960’s, scheme was devised to five-year courses. Other than the BSE and BSSEd, BS-BSE and AB-BSE courses were offered until 1970.In the 1960’s and 1970’s, the Department was run by Miss Milagros Z. Reyes. Although small in number, it produced graduates of high caliber.
1971
Young Educators of Ateneo de Naga (YEAN) was formed. This died with the closure of the Department in 1974.
1974
The Department had to close due to dwindling enrollment and financial problem.
1980-1981
Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) was re-offered.
1981
Ateneo de Naga was granted by PAASCU three years accreditation status, Level I for its Liberal Arts, Education and Commerce programs
1982
The Ateneo Guild of Education Students (AGES) was formed.
1983-1984
Miss Maria P. Almonte was named chairperson of the Social Sciences and
Education Department.
1984-1985
Enrollment started to take its peak because of the COCOFED Scholarships. Mr. Ireneo P. Llana took over the post.
1985
PAASCU Level II re-accreditation status for a period of five to seven years
1985-1986
Mrs. Lydia T. Goingo was tasked with the management of the Education
Department.The Department not only grew in quantity but also in quality. She initiated the Group Growth Activities to address the low self-esteem among the students.Facilitators’ Guild (FG) and Leadership Training Seminar-Workshops (LTS) were conducted.

With the influence of more nationalistic sentiments, AGES was renamed
Samahang Tagapagtaguyod ng Edukasyong Pilipino (STEP).

1988
Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) was awarded through Government Permit 008, s. 1988.
1989
In response to the need of Bikol for quality education through the formation and continuing professional education of teachers, the Ateneo Teacher Training Center was established with Mrs. Lydia T. Goingo as founding Director. Special Learning Package (SLP) and seminar-workshops were conducted.
1990-1991
The number of students rose to over 300 during the first semester – a growth of 411% within five years.KADUNONG, the official publication of the Education Department was founded.
1992
PAASCU Level II re-accreditation status for a period of five to seven years
1993
Dr. Victoria F. Enojado assumed post as Department Chair.Ma. Gracia Dorotea Nobleza was 3rd national placer at the Professional Board Examination for Teachers.
1994
The Department was under the leadership of Mr. Arnulfo Aaron R. Reganit.
1995
Ateneo Teacher Training Center was accredited as Continuing Professional
Education Provider by the Professional Regulation Commission as per PRC
Resolution Number 381 s., 1995 under the directorship of Mr. Ronald SP. Elicay.
1996
Cynthia Borromeo landed seventh national placer in the Professional Board
Examination for Teachers
1997
The Department was separated from the College of Arts and Sciences on August 25 and became an independent college.
1998
Dr. Arnulfo Aaron R. Reganit was appointed as the first Dean of the College. 1998 Mr. Levi Francisco topped (1st Placer) the Licensure Examination for Teachers in the entire country.The College of Education was granted Level II Accreditation by the PAASCU.
1999
Mr. Bernardo R. Marquez obtained second highest rating in the Licensure
Examination for Teachers in the entire Philippines.Early Childhood Education was offered as one of the areas of specialization for the BEED.
2000
Ateneo Child Learning Center was established with Mrs. Romelita D.V. Panga as the first Director.
2001
The Professional Regulation Commission and the Commission on Higher
Education designated the College of Education as one of the top performing teachers training institutions in the Licensure Examination for Teachers in the entire country.Guidance and Counseling was offered as a new area of specialization in the BEEd curriculum.The Filipino Cluster was created with Mrs. Delia E. Volante as the first Program Director.
2002
Ma. Victoria C. Bernido was a national second placer in the Licensure
Examination for Teachers .
2003
Re-accreditation Level II status was granted by PAASCU.
Daves Tonga became 3rd national placer in the Licensure Examination for
Teachers.
2004
The College obtained the Level III PAASCU Accreditation and became the first training institution in Bikol and in Southern Luzon with such distinction.
To attract the best and brightest in the teaching profession, the Education Honors Program was created.The Department of Education granted the Ateneo Child Learning Center
Government Recognition on September 9 with Government Recognition Number 004, s. 2004.
2005
The following innovative courses were offered, namely: Bachelor of Library
Information Science (BLIS), double degree programs (BS-BSE and AB-BSE) and Bachelor of Science in Special Education (BSSped) .The College of Education partnered with Intel Teach Philippines in the
implementation of ICT curriculum.
2006
The Innovative Mentoring Program for Authentic Classroom Teaching (IMPACT) was formulated for the experiential learning courses.SPED Executive Program was offered for the professionals who wish to earn units in special education.
2007
Miss Julie Lucille H. del Valle was selected as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP).The College formulated the core competencies, skills and attitudes (Scholarship, Leadership, Commitment to Others, Reflective Teaching) expected of a graduate from the College of Education.The graduates dominated the regional top ten in the Licensure Examination for Teachers.
2008
The Commission on Higher Education designated the College of Education as Center of Excellence in Teacher Education.The Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education
designated the College of Education as Center of Training.
Miss Estefani S. Vargas was the 7th national topnotcher in the Licensure
Examination for Teachers.Eight graduates dominated the regional top ten in the Licensure Examination for Teachers.

Miss Ira Sheena C. Howard was named as one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines and was elected as President of the Student Supreme Government.

She graduated as class valedictorian.

The Ateneo Teacher Training Center was accredited by the Commission on
Higher Education as Review Center for Teacher Education Program with Permit No. 032, s. 2008.

Nine freshmen qualified for monthly stipend from the 1000 Teachers Program of the Philippine Business for Education.

International Exchange Program with Malang State University, Indonesia was implemented. 20 Indonesian students came on November 14 for their experiential learning.

2009
SPED and Elementary Education Cluster was created with Mrs. Ma. Jeannette Naval as the first Program Director.Miss Dianna Aborde became one of the regional qualifiers in the search for Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines.Miss Ira Sheena C. Howard was conferred Mayoral Recognition Award for her outstanding service and performance in her chosen field of endeavor