Program Evaluation of Teacher Education (Bachelor of Elementary Education) Program in St. Mary’s College Quezon City
Keywords:Mixed methods research, Qualitative research, Quantitative research, Patton’s Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Online Learning, Blended Learning, Elementary Education, Teacher Education, Preservice
Due to the Philippine K-12 Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs were revised. He was referring to the CHED Memo Order No. 74 s. 2017, the Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) now has 152 units.
Changes in the curriculum are only part of the Teacher Education Program at St. Mary’s College Quezon City. Inactive for more than two years, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be interesting to know the current status of the BEEd program.
The College Department may use the research output to improve the BEEd program. Other colleges and universities may also gain insight from this study. A mixed method of qualitative and quantitative research was used. Patton’s UFE checklist was used in the evaluation of the BEEd program. Respondents were the faculty members, students, alumni, and stakeholders. Survey questionnaires were developed and encoded in MS 365 Forms for easy online dissemination. Students were asked about the relevance and adequacy of the subjects in the BEEd program. Some considered NSTP 1, NSTP 2, PE (Social Dance), Electives, and Teaching Multi-grade classes relevant to some extent or somewhat inadequate. The student respondents highly recommend Digital Technologies to replace irrelevant and inadequate subjects—Community Engagement, Teaching Blended Classes, and Teaching in the New Normal. The third subjects are Teaching Online Distance Learning, Assessment in Blended Classes, Assessment in Online Classes, and English Plus. The fourth group of subjects are Home School Partnerships and Personalized Learning.
Internet disruptions were also encountered.