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BSEd (Bachelor of Secondary Education) in the Philippines

Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) is a four year degree program designed to prepare students for becoming high school teachers. The program combines both theory and practice in order to teach students the necessary knowledge and skills a high school teacher needs. The BSEd program trains students to teach one of the different learning areas such as English, Mathematics, General Science, Filipino, Social Studies, Biological Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) and Home Economics and Livelihood Education

Subjects and Curriculum

The BSED curriculum contains Professional Education subjects that can be classified into four major categories:

  • Theory and Concepts subjects: Child and Adolescent Development, Social Dimensions of Education
  • Methods and Strategies subjects: Principles of Teaching, Assessment of Student Learning
  • Field Study subjects: Practice Teaching, Field Study
  • Elective subjects: Teaching Multicultural Classrooms, Integrative Teaching Strategies.

The first three years of the Bachelor of Secondary Education program are spent in classroom discussions, oral recitations and role plays. In addition, there is a Major’s Forum, which is a weekly session, wherein students are given opportunities to review and communicate what they have learned/experienced, be aware of current issues and trends in education and to discuss matters relevant to teacher education and the teaching profession.

During the fourth year, students undergo teaching internships in secondary schools where they are able to act like professional teachers and experience the life in actual classroom work. This is done under the supervision of the class adviser who will also conduct periodic evaluation on the assigned student teacher.

Depending on the field of specialization a student chooses, an undergraduate research paper may be required as a prerequisite for graduation. This is done under the guidance of a faculty and ends when the student faces a committee to defend his/her work.


What skills, traits and attitude will help you succeed in this course?

The following are important characteristics that you need to possess to be able to finish the program and become a good teacher:

  • Being a good communicator – the ability to proficiently speak and write English and convey information to students that is easy to understand.
  • Interpersonal skills – establishes and maintains positive mutual working relationships with students, parents and co-workers
  • Patience – understands student behavior, avoids temper flares and finds possible solutions to unpleasant situations.
  • Organization – the ability to sort and arrange information in a systematic order, combine ideas and relay them to the students in a clear, concise, and logical manner.
  • Being comfortable in public speaking – being able to speak in front of a class with 30-40 students without losing your concentration and while keeping calm and composed.
  • Able to establish authority – being a high school or a college level teacher requires you to establish your authority and acquire the respect of your students.


Fields of Concentration

The most common fields of concentration in the BSED program are as follows:

  • English – primarily focuses on the development of linguistics, the structure of the English language and the different types of literature.
  • Mathematics – covers four branches of mathematics namely Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Practical Calculus and even biostatistics
  • General Science – a course of study that includes introductory material for earth science, biology, physics and chemistry.
  • Filipino – concentrates on the history and use of the Filipino language
  • Social Studies – covers Philippine History and Government, Asian History, Ancient Civilization, World History and economics; it also includes Philippine geography, political structure, culture, and even problems and issues concerning the country
  • Biology – a course concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy; the program includes laboratory exercises in a duly recognized laboratory facility
  • Physics – a course where the field of study involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force; includes the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves
  • Chemistry – a course covering the study of the composition, structure, properties and change of matter; the program includes laboratory exercises in a duly recognized laboratory facility
  • Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) – studies Filipino culture and traditions including foreign influences; concentrates on Filipino music and arts, customary dances and historic traditions
  • Home Economics and Livelihood Education – one of the learning areas of the Secondary Education Curriculum; its component areas are: Home Economics, Agri-Fishery Arts, Industrial Arts, and Information and Communication Technology

BSBA (BS in Business Administration) in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program (BSBA), formerly known as BS in Commerce (BSC), is designed to produce graduates that possess a familiarity of business operations and equip them with critical decision making skills for strategic and executive work necessary for competing in the ever-changing world of global business. The program empowers students with a basic and clear understanding of the functions of every division in a company, be it in marketing, finance, operations, human resources, and office management. Training in this program emphasizes leadership skills, and thus prepares them you managerial and supervisory positions.

Subjects and Curriculum

All major fields of the BSBA program have the same General Education Core, Basic Business Core and Business Education Core. The subjects are divided into five categories:

  • General Education core: Language and Humanities Cluster, Mathematics, Computer and Natural Science Cluster, Social Sciences Cluster, Mandated Subjects
  • Basic Business Core: Principles of Management, Human Behavior in Organization (HBO), Principles of Marketing, Accounting 1, Business Communication, Basic Finance, Computer
  • Business Education Core: Basic Microeconomics, Accounting II, Business Law (Obligation and Contract), Taxation (Income Taxation), Total Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Social Responsibility and Good Governance
  • Professional Courses (according to the selected major)
  • Electives

What skills are required to succeed in this course?

These are the skills that you need to possess or develop to be able to succeed in this course:

  • Analytical skills – The ability to see all the different aspect of a complex problem, and to tackle them one by one.
  • Interpersonal skills – Students must be able to relate to all kinds of people while leading and inspiring teams and setting them to tasks.
  • Decision making skills – the capacity to take all the evidence and make good judgment calls in high pressure situations is a necessary skill for doing business.
  • Communication skills – the ability to write and converse in English is necessary for global business in the present day, and it is also a vital skill in leading teams.
  • Mathematical skills – a basic grasp of arithmetic and a predisposition for numbers are necessary as accounting and auditing are vital components to this course, and require a fair amount of mathematical knowledge.


There are numerous specializations for the BSBA program; here are the main ones:

  • Management Accounting:
    A higher-level branch of accounting which deals with company audits on a macro scale.
  • Entrepreneurship:
    A methodology of seeking startup business opportunities through initiative and wit, especially in industries with emerging new technologies.
  • Marketing:
    A set of subjects that identifies and delineates demographics in order to effectively introduce, promote, and sell a given company’s products or services to consumers.
  • Financial Management:
    The practice of sustaining monetary stability and assessing accurate financial information on the organization and the operations of domestic banking and non-banking institutions.
  • Business management:
    Focuses on the different aspects of business operations and various leadership theories while equipping students to start their own business.
  • Economics:
    The practice of allocating scarce resources to the needs of the many. Students will also engage in inter-disciplinary analyses of issues through various theories postulated by economic gurus.
  • Human Resource Development Management:
    Defines the human aspect of an organization with their social, financial, intellectual, physical needs and capacities. Theories and methodologies regarding leadership skills enable students to manage and utilize human resources to meet the needs of organizations in public, private and nonprofit sectors.

The College of Business Administration of DMMC Institute of Heath Sciences is committed to pursue excellence in the field of business education in order to produce competent business professionals.


  1. To implement a dynamic and innovative business education program to train business professionals.
  2. To train competent business leaders who are dedicated to contribute to the economic growth of their respective communities.
  3. To develop responsible business leaders equipped with creative and critical thinking skills and imbued with Christian values.
  4. To provide equitable human and material resources supported by leading edge technology and strategic linkages to maximize the potentials of the learner.