With the Commission on Higher Education naming Baliuag University as part of its Delivering Higher Education Institution (DHEI) program, it is now opening its doors to an increased number of graduate school students with its 24 graduate programs.
The DHEI program is part of CHED’s actions to mitigate impact on labor and upgrade quality of Philippine higher education to ensure the smooth and successful transition to K to 12.
Under the program, CHED will be providing graduate program scholarships to partner schools to study in recognized DHEI schools.
According to Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research Dr. Flordeliza Castro, the scholarly exchange will provide long-term assistance to participating schools especially with the integration of the K to 12 program.
Castro added that the program will also allow more options for faculty members who will be affected by the shift in system and will not have teaching loads.
“It is an opportune time to have something like this. Many of our programs have been recognized as quality programs for the DHEI program. Our specializations range from education programs to information technology to, of course, Library and Information Science,” Castro said.
Approved scholars may apply to the University programs Doctor of Education with specialization in Educational Management, and Filipino; Master of Arts in Education with Specialization in English, Mathematics, Filipino, History, and Guidance and Counseling; Master of Arts in Teaching with specialization in English, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies; Master of Library in Library and Information Science (thesis and non-thesis); Master in Business Administration; Master in Business Education; Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management; Master in Information Technology with specialization in Systems Development, and Information Management; Master of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts in Nursing; Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Arts and Humanities Track, Social Science and Philosophy Track, and STEM Track.
According to Castro, the programs on Library and Information Science will also be taught in Jose Rizal University, a DHEI partner of the University. Meanwhile, the Master in Business Education program will be offered in partnership with JRU.
“The pedagogy will be ours. JRU is known for its business programs and this is a program entirely different from Master in Business Administration. Master in Business Education program is for faculty members teaching business who have to be trained not only in education but on blending of business subjects and courses,” Castro said.
Under the partnership, JRU faculty members and those from other universities and colleges can send their faculty members and librarians to take Baliuag University’s MLIS program in JRU.
Meanwhile, the Master in Business Education is designed for business practitioners and business educators who will seek advanced credential or further professional qualifications to qualify them for teaching in business schools, programs, or for training and development programs in corporate settings.
As a non-thesis program, it seeks to develop specialized knowledge and skills for business education, research, pedagogy, theory and practice.
The University will deliver the pedagogy phase while JRU shall deliver the business phase of the curriculum.