Major in Integrated Social Science
A treasure trove of updated, multidisciplinary and highly relevant major subjects makes this specialization quite exciting for it takes the view of the 21st century learner always.
Major in Special Needs Education
There has been a growing acceptance of children with special needs in families and recently in media. Be they totally gifted and talented or learners that are physically or cognitively challenged, they need that specialized training on how to bring out the best in them.
Major in english
The inexplicable link among language, culture and society and its implications to the development of English as a global language has had dramatic shifts. With changing mindsets and teaching technologies, teaching English has never been this challenging as today.
Major on Integrated Social Studies
At SPUQC, the Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Integrated Social Studies will do a lot of listening.
As it provides the students the theoretical, philosophical and empirical bases for the design, development and implementation of the Social Studies Curriculum, students of this course will be pro-learner.
Social Sciences, A Partner of the Physical Sciences
The social sciences changed forever the way people organized their family lives and leisure. No doubt the hardcore physical sciences such as nanotechnology and advances in medical research have a significant impact on the way we live, too.
But they certainly present us with a bewildering range of ethical, legal and social issues. It isn’t enough to rely on the scientists. We also need social scientists to analyze and critique what’s going on. That way we will make informed choices that shape the future.
A whole website is dedicated on the campaign for Social Science in the United Kingdom. It promotes that social science as a relatively young field of study, having only developed during the nineteenth century, has achieved much in humanizing the hard physical sciences.
That is just one aspect. A more important one is this: Social science can improve our children’s lives and education. For far too often education reform seems to take place without regard for the best interests of the learners.
By working with students of all ages to understand their perspectives on schooling, researchers at SPUQC have discovered new insights into what makes effective schools, and what makes for effective school leadership.
We just need to listen to children, provide structured opportunities for them to give their views, and prepare adults to really listen.
Major on Inclusive and Special Needs Education
Philosophies, inclusive education, learning characteristics and the biological, linguistic, cognitive, social and emotional dimensions of development of students with special education needs will be
tackled extensively in this program.
There will be instructional adaptations for teaching the content areas and teaching in multigrade classes.
More importantly, there will be strategies in teaching and managing these learners in the regular classes.
How Young People with Special Needs Shine in the New Media
Recently, we saw several YouTube videos on teens with Down Syndrome able to assert their own uniqueness and fulfill their own dreams just like any fully-functioning individuals do.
One toddler has managed to appear in TV advertisements and won the hearts and admiration of millions of viewers.
Another has pursued her interest in fashion and designing and has maintained a huge following on social media. Her current status is a strong testament to what a good special needs education has done to her.
A new website featuring stock images of people with disability is trailblazing in getting more people accept and welcome them in mainstream society. It’s called Changing the Face of Beauty.
Major in English
Some of the macro-skills that will be given emphasis in this specialization are as follows: reading, listening, comprehension, writing, speech as applied in Rhetoric and Drama; Specific skills such as translation and campus journalism become key applications for this program.
Core and Elective Subjects:
The foundation of this Program lies in a profound grasp of the following principles: linguistics, structures of English,
development of English as a global language and the ways by which it is learned and taught, categories and types of world literature for children and the adolescents.
The latter includes surveys of varied types of literature and a mastery of them:
contemporary, popular and emergent literature
Mythology and folklore
Additional subjects which make this course well-rounded: Purposive Communication, Understanding the Philippine Popular Culture, Art Appreciation, Science and Math, and The Entrepreneurial Mind.