The Education Program of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) provides a solid preparation for a career in education by grounding in four areas of learning: foundational subjects, psychology, specialization subjects, and research. These four areas of learning are studied from and integrated by a perspective that views the family as the first school and parents as the primary educators of their children.
The full programs offer a strong liberal arts curriculum and rigorous courses in early childhood education (the first eight years of childhood). The Child Development and Education specialization forms early childhood educators and specialists who can effectively blend theory and practice to create positive learning opportunities and experiences that promote the total development of young children.
Undergraduates attend six Field Study courses intended to provide them with practical learning experiences related to different components of teaching-learning processes in actual school settings. The experiences begin with field observation and gradually build up toward Practice Teaching in early childhood education (preschool setting and the primary grades).
The program also prepares students to be eligible to take the Professional Licensure Examination for Teachers and pursue a master’s degree in related fields such as Special Education, Reading, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education, and Family Life and Child Development.