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College of Teacher Education


The College of Teacher Education (CTE) of Northwestern University started in 1949 when Northwestern Academy took its major turn as a learning institution with its conversion into Northwestern College. It was during this time that ladderized courses in education such as Associate in Arts and Junior Normal Curriculum were offered.

A year later, Northwestern College started the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education under the leadership of the late Mr. Miguel Cajigal.

A big leap for the CTE took place in 1958 when Bachelor of Elementary Education was offered. During this time, about 80% of the total population of the NWC was enrolled in the CTE program. Mr. Bartolome Monje, who spearheaded the development of CTE from 1968-1982 succeeded Mr. Cajigal.

In its pursuit of academic excellence and its commitment towards the development of the youth, the CTE continued to maintain its position as leading educational institution in the North when it was accredited for Level I with Dean Lourdes Domingo providing the leadership. And in February 1991, under Dean Margarita Dagdagan, the college became one of the first three programs of the University to attain a Level II accreditation status.

Today, the CTE continues to thrive towards the attainment of its objectives and is consequently helping the university in its pursuit for excellence. It shall always be noted in history, that the college continues to be an active arm of Northwestern University in molding the young.


  • To produce a new breed of teachers who are imbued with positive values and role models in the field;
  • To provide high academic standards for the students in the field of education, thus, developing in them effective leadership qualities and enhancing enlightening fellowship;
  • To continuously design methods of instruction that will empower the students to become effective conveyors of knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of the society; and
  • To train students in research work and provide them opportunities for community services.

Course Offerings

Bachelor in Elementary Education

  • Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Mathematics
  • Health and Music
  • Science

Bachelor in Secondary Education

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science

Employment Opportunities

  • Teacher/Instructor
  • Researcher
  • Writer
  • Secretary
  • Translator
  • Librarian
  • Statistician


  • College of Teacher Education Students Organization