Inquisitive. Probing. Persistent. Spiritual. Globally competitive. An ideal place to develop these qualities, is the College of Arts, Sciences and Education of Aldersgate College, a small but fast-growing institution that boasts of a wide range of resources and highly skilled, compassionate and devoted faculty committed to the molding of future educators.
Our unique and highly supportive learning environment prepares our students to hurdle the intricacies of the Elementary and Secondary Education courses, giving them a chance to acquire a wide array of multidisciplinary skills which are demonstrated in a favorable passing rate in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).
Every AC student’s exposure to real-world situations, on-the-job experience and extensive co-curricular activities offered by the college prepares him to become a responsible adult, and a dynamically involved citizen of the community. The employability of our graduates lies in their academic preparation which involves the opportunity to explore novel things, perceive areas of interest, innovate ideas, perpetuate desirable attitudes, ascertain potentials and awaken their devout nature. The atmosphere in this college is conducive to intellectual, social and spiritual growth which spells out the real essence of education.
At Aldersgate College, students are challenged to be leaders for the next generation, as they grapple with challenges and invest on a truly meaningful educational enterprise which can only be experienced in this institution.
Our Education courses are Level II Accredited which is an assurance that our students receive quality education that conforms to the superior standards of the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities .
To our prospective students, I encourage you to search the Aldersgate College Web site, to contact us with your questions, and to consider being educated and trained in our institution. I welcome you to take advantage of our Teacher Education Program , the Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEEd) and the Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSED) which offers you with opportunities to gain knowledge and attitudes necessary to fashion a positive impact on the global village. The college will help groom you to become conscientious educators through the norms, standards and behaviors that are incorporated in the excellent teaching and curricula and other academic provisions (link to CIE online, instructional modules, AC website, Academics, Tests and Tutorials). The coherent sequence of courses in the teacher education curriculum will train each student to become an articulate raconteur, a critical thinker, a socially oriented individual, globally aggressive educator and a spiritually inspired person.
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The College of Arts, Sciences and Education shall become a pioneering research organization, implementing high-impact development projects, and providing specialized and continuing education to local and international students and professionals.
The College of Arts, Sciences and Education will develop professionals in the fields of Education, Languages and the Social Sciences, capable of providing dedicated and excellent services to their constituent students and trainees in a multi-national and multi-cultural work setting.
Program Goals & Objectives
- Have the basic and higher level literacy, communication, numeracy, critical thinking, and learning skills needed for higher learning
- Have a deep and principled understanding of the learning processes and the role of the teacher in facilitating these processes in their students.
- Have a deep and principled understanding of how educational processes relate to larger historical, social, cultural, and political.
- Have a meaningful and comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter they will teach
- Can apply a wide range of teaching process skills in curriculum development, lesson planning, materials development, educational assessment, and teaching approaches.
- Have direct experience in the field or classroom through classroom observations, teaching assistance, and practice teaching
- Can demonstrate and practice the professional and ethical requirements of the teaching profession.
- Can facilitate learning of diverse types of learners, in diverse types of learning environments, using a wide range of teaching knowledge and skills.
- Can reflect on the relationships among the teaching process skills, the learning process among students, the nature of content or subject matter, and the broader social forces encumbering the school and educational process in general in order to improve their teaching knowledge, skills, and practices.
- Can be creative and innovative in delivering alternative teaching approaches, take informed risks in trying out these innovative approaches, and evaluate the effectiveness of such approaches in improving student learning
- Are willing and capable of continuous learning in order to better fulfill their mission as teachers
Since its inception in 1965, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education has developed progressive curricula that incorporate a creative interface between theory and practice.
In science teaching, this strategy is accomplished using laboratories and multi-media resources that are continually upgraded to accommodate cutting-edge topics in science, such as robotics and automation, fiber optics and laser, solar power, electricity, astronomy, biology, health, and microbiology.
In regards to strategies and methods of teaching, student teachers learn through practice teaching conducted in the laboratory schools of Aldersgate College, inside its campus, and off-campus, in affiliated private and public schools.
To achieve its research objectives, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education is integrating the teaching improvement activities for language and education into the research agenda of other development units within Aldersgate College. These are the Integrated Child Development Center (ICDC), Aldersgate College Global Outsourcing Center (ACGOC), and Aldersgate Computer Institute (ACI).
This integration facilitates the active involvement of all faculty members in educational and language research such as those being implemented in the areas of English Language Proficiency, Child Education, Remedial Teaching, Test and Measurement, and Computer-Aided Education.
|Critical Expertise Required||Instructional Strategies|
|1.1 Communication Skills|
|Personal & Organizational CommunicationMulti-Media and Information & Communications Technology||Oral & Writing Skills DevelopmentHands-on laboratory training on Professional Applications SoftwareLearning ModulesMulti-Media Presentations|
|1.2 Analytical Skills|
|Critical Thinking ProficiencyResearch Proficiency||ExaminationsGraded RecitationProject & Case StudiesPresentationsReaction PapersResearch PapersThesis & Dissertation|
|1.3 Specialized Skills|
|Early ChildhoodBasic EducationTechnical-VocationalHigher EducationSpecial EducationRemedial EducationAdministration and Supervision||Innovative International competency-based CurriculumPracticumPeer & Team TeachingRole PlayingEducational TourSeminars, Workshops and Trainings|
|1.4 International Skills|
|Multi-Cultural and Multi-LanguageInternational Experiences and Linkages||Foreign Travels & linkagesKnowledge of Foreign Language|
|1.5 Integrated Management Skills|
|Leadership & Strategic Management||Students use their own professional work situations for project and case analyses, thesis and dissertation.|
- 4-Year Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSEd)
This program aims to develop excellent secondary school teachers equipped with the proper attitude, knowledge, and skills to function effectively in a variety of educational settings. Teaching competencies are developed through the continuous interface of educational theories and principles learned in the classroom and practice teaching conducted in laboratory high schools in-campus and off-campus. To be accredited as Professional Teachers, graduates must pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) conducted by the Professional Regulations Commission. Download Curriculum
- 4-Year Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEEd)
This program aims to develop excellent pre-school and elementary school teachers equipped with desirable attitude and capability to work effectively in different school environments.Teaching competencies are developed through continuous reinforcement of educational theories and principles learned in the classroom with practice teaching activities conducted in laboratory pre-schools and elementary schools in-campus and off-campus. To be accredited as Professional Teachers, graduates must pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) conducted by the Professional Regulations Commission. Download Curriculum
- 4-Year Bachelor of Arts (AB)
-Major in English
-Major in Church Management
- 4-Year Bachelor of Science
Major in: Mathematics
- 4-Year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
The Bachelor of Arts in Church Management (ABCM) program shall become a model curriculum for quality education and training for pastors providing strong Biblical foundations in doing the mission and ministry of the church.
The Bachelor of Arts in Church Management (ABCM) program will produce principled and well-rounded servant-leaders, who are committed and can effectively minister to the Gospel for the social and spiritual transformation of the church and society.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Graduates of Bachelor of Bachelor of Arts in Church Management are Pastors who:
- Have knowledge of the Bible and uses hermeneutical principles in interpreting and applying the Bible.
- Have the commitment to do a mission and effectively communicate the Gospel for the transformation of the world.
- Have a sound spiritual life and a holistic Christian character, committed to God’s mission for the world.
- Can competently lead and serve in the various ministries and programs of the church both locally and globally.
- Have the knowledge, skills, and ability to think critically and to interact respectfully with the views of others.
- Have an understanding of the mission and purpose of the church and relate it to their unique role and calling as ministers of the Gospel.
- Have a grasp of history as well as the current religious, social, political, and economic issues that can be a basis for relating to people and in doing the ministry.
- Have a direct and well-rounded experience in church management and in the implementation of programs and activities through their weekend church appointments and outreach services and activities.
At the end of the program, the students will be able to:
- Design and implement holistic programs and ministries for discipleship making.
- Exhibit confidence and commitment in leading the various ministries of the church.
- Employ Biblical understanding and principles in different settings.
- Work effectively with the different age-level groups and the personalities in the church and the community.
- Demonstrate a high level of spirituality and ethical standard of living.
- Practice Christ-likeness and servant-leadership.
- Innovate and discover new and effective approaches in doing the ministry.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
The Information Technology program prepares students to become IT professionals equipped with the complete tools in planning, analyzing, developing, testing, installing, operating and maintaining software applications for standard windows and web technologies. Furthermore, students shall be equipped with the skills in installing, managing, maintaining, and administering networks using various platforms and shall be prepared to solve problems encountered in typical network setups.
The School of Informatics shall become an educational innovator conducting trailblazing researches; implementing pioneering development projects; and providing specialized training to local and international students and professionals in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Program Educational Objectives
The Graduates of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology are expected to:
- Be prepared to gain employment as an IT professional.
- Function effectively as an individual and team members in the workplace, growing into highly technical or project management and leadership roles.
- Pursue life-long learning enabling them to adapt and grow as organizational responsibilities change.
At the end of the program, the students will be able to:
- Analyze problems, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate for its solution;
- Apply knowledge in computing and in mathematics that is appropriate to the discipline;
- Design, evaluate and implement computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet the desired needs;
- Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, social issues, and responsibilities;
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal security and global policy issues;
- Recognize the need for and ability to engage in continuing professional development.
- Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices and apply current technical concepts and practices in core information technologies;
- Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems;
- Integrate effectively IT-based solutions into the user environment;
- Understand best practices and standards and their application; and
- Assist in the creation of an effective project plan.