/ 1 May 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education partnered with the Philippine Normal University to boost the professional development of teachers, academic supervisors, and school leaders.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that the collaboration is part of the Department’s commitment to upskill and reskill teachers nationwide.

“It is but appropriate that we finally formalize this friendship, this partnership, this professional exchange of knowledge and ideas as we face the challenges of education,” Briones said during the virtual ceremonial signing of the memorandum of understanding on April 14, 2021.

Under the MOU, select DepEd teachers and school leaders will be offered customized graduate degree and diploma programs approved and recognized by the National Educators Academy of the Philippines.

As an authorized Learning Service Provider of NEAP, the PNU will offer customized programs called Linking Standards & Quality Practice, a two-year assistance to DepEd to develop and deliver differentiated and standards-based professional development programs with focus quality practice.

LiSQuP will have 12 Master’s degree programs in various specializations, 8 Doctorate programs in various specializations, and two Executive programs.

At least 2,800 teachers, school heads, and supervisors will benefit in the initial run of the program.

“This shows that PNU, as the national center for teacher education, is committed to wholeheartedly uphold its mission to nurturing innovative teachers and education leaders in our schools and safeguarding the quality of education in the country,” PNU President Dr. Bert Tuga said.