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.
Bachelor in Elementary Education
Bachelor in Secondary Education