School of Graduate Studies
When Filamer Christian College attained Level III in its three (3) programs granted by ACSCU-AAI, the dream of becoming a university had intensified because it redounded to the compliance of the academic requirement for applying for a university status. However, for Filamer to attain university-hood it must have a graduate school which is the apex of the academic echelon. DR. Salvio E. Llanera who was the VPAA wasted no time and prepared the necessary documents for the opening of the Graduate School. And on 2000, the Graduate School of Filamer Christian College was finally opened with DR. S. E. Llanera as its first dean in concurrence to his position as VPAA. At its inception, the Graduate School offered Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with specialization in General Science, Mathematics, Bible, Filipino, English, Social Science and Physical Education.
Due to the increasing demands in business, commerce and industry for higher learning, it prompted the Graduate School to offer Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 2009 and Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Major in Educational Leadership in 2010.
The Graduate School has grown from its initial 25 students in 2000 to 370 students in 2011 and that can be attributed to the kind of professors and staff the graduate school have.
When DR. S. E. Llanera succeeded Dr. Expedito A. Seneres on May 16, 2011, the helm of the Graduate School was entrusted to Dr. Felimon A. Pimentel Jr., a chairperson in Mathematics and Science Department for more than 15 years. The school year 2011 – 2012 marked the highest enrollment in the history of graduate school with 371 enrollees and 340 for first and second semester, respectively. In January of 2012 the Commission on Higher Education granted the School of Graduate Studies the government recognition for its Doctor of Education major in Educational Leadership program, the first of its kind in Region VI.
A globally-linked Graduate School gearing towards a research-driven transformation of people and communities through educational leadership, scholarship and partnership.
To develop the full human potentialities for nation-building within the context of Christian faith, knowledge advancement, academic excellence and community engagement.
Guided by the general philosophy of the university as well as regional and national development goals, the main objectives of the Graduate School are to:
- Promote the attitudes, ethics and sense of professionalism for societal advancement within the framework of Christian faith.
- Imbibe the ability of problem solving, creative and critical thinking and decision making.
- Demonstrate nation-building efforts through research-driven community engagement.
- Enhance research and learning skills for the advancement of knowledge.
MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OBJECTIVES
To meet the increasing demand for broader perspectives and updated knowledge, skills and leadership capabilities in the fields of business industry and commercial education and competence as entrepreneurs, professionals and executives.
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING OBJECTIVES
- To facilitate teacher’s effort towards personal and professional enhancement of effective teaching;
- To train teachers in the upgrading of teaching strategies to improve teaching competence;
- To foster teacher’s abilities for creative research in broad sphere for education to facilitate and enrich the teaching learning processes;
- To equip teachers with the tools for meaningful research aimed at the improvement of the quality of life among the populace; and
- To instill in them the Christian Values that may pervade their lives as professionals.
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION OBJECTIVES
To equip school administrators, guidance counselors and teachers who have the potentials of becoming leaders in education as well as leaders of the educational programs in community work, particularly alternative education or non-formal education with comprehensive professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values and competence, to initiate, organize and pursue research of significant problems in education.
MAT SPECIALIZATIONS AND OBJECTIVES
To reinforce the effective communication and linguistic skills of students in English to widen their understanding and appreciation of their experience in the real world for them to become effective conveyors of knowledge.
Linangin ang epektibong komunikasyon at ang kasanayan pang linguistika ng mga mag-aaral sa filipino at palawakin ang pangyayari sa totoong buhay upang silay magiging epektibong tagapaghatid ng karunungan.
To enhance the graduate students precision in numerical expression, logical thinking and problem solving skills besides equipping them with the basic tools and advanced mathematical capabilities and skills required in everyday living and for global competitiveness.
To advance students acquisition of science literacy and capability to approach scientific problems and phenomena intelligently and to demonstrate a holistic understanding of science as a way of looking at man and his ability for coping with its changes and the world.
To continue unceaselessly the awareness and participation of students in the general social problems and issues in their lives specially those relevant to the Philippines and even the world and to provide a multidisciplinary scientific perspective by which these problems and issues are discussed and analyzed.
To provide the basic skills and advanced physical and athletic development of the learners through selected activities, games, sports and dance.