Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED)

Our Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English program is dedicated to deepening your understanding of English language and literature while equipping you with the essential skills to become effective educators. Discover the exciting journey that awaits you in our BSED major in English course below!

What is BSED Course?

The Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English is a four-year program designed to cultivate proficient and dedicated educators specializing in secondary education content and pedagogy. This program emphasizes the exploration of teaching theories and principles tailored for the secondary level that foster competencies in effective writing, communication, literary analysis, research, and literary appreciation.

The Head of the Program

Dr. Maria Theresa D. Cardano

Dr. Maria Theresa D. Cardano is an esteemed educator and scholar renowned for her work in early childhood education. With a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education majoring in Preschool, a Master’s degree in Educational Management, and a Doctorate in Education, she embodies a commitment to lifelong learning and academic excellence.Through her innovative teaching methods and compassionate approach, she inspires future educators to positively impact the lives of young learners and communities. In 1998, she passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LEPT) and is now the department head of the Education Department at TUA. Dr. Cardano is well dedicated to profound advocacy efforts aimed at advancing the field of early childhood education. She aspires to empower educators and serve as an inspiration for those striving to build a brighter future through education.

BSED Course Objectives and Outcomes

The program cultivates expertise in pedagogy that encompasses foundational education concepts, teaching principles, learning facilitation, curriculum design, child and adolescent psychology, student assessment methods, educational technology integration, instructional material development, and effective classroom management strategies.

The BSEd major in English program aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of language and literature to enhance learning outcomes.
  2. Utilize English as a global language in diverse multilingual settings, particularly in language and literature instruction.
  3. Develop a broad background in reading within language and literature domains.
  4. Cultivate proficiency in both oral and written communication skills.
  5. Employ innovative teaching approaches, methodologies, and strategies in language and literature education.



Association of Christian Schools Colleges and Universities
Accrediting Council Incorporated

Program Affiliations


Student Facilities

The Education Department has a diverse range of classrooms tailored for different classes, each designed to foster an environment conducive to learning. Alongside traditional classrooms, there are discussion rooms where students can engage in lively exchanges of ideas. Spacious libraries provide ample resources for research and study, while computer laboratories offer hands-on experience with data analytics. There are auditorium-style classrooms suitable for seminars and training sessions. Larger classrooms are available for collaborative learning experiences. Moreover, there are classrooms designed with Hyflex facilities for flexible learning modes. These innovative setups allow students to participate in classes either in person or remotely.

Student Activities

In the Education Department, students engage in various activities such as pinning ceremonies, the annual Salubong for freshmen, group dynamics activities, and community projects. These experiences cultivate teamwork, leadership, and meaningful connections. They shape well-rounded individuals prepared for successful careers and positive contributions to society.

B Secondary Education Degree Admission Requirements


  1. Form 138 (Report Card) / ALS Certification
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. Photocopy of PSA / NSO Birth Certificate



STEP 1 Fill out Registration Form at the Office of Admission and Registration (OAR).

To facilitate the application process, the student may encode in advance his/her information via

STEP 2 Submit Registration Form to the Admission Officer for encoding

Attach the following:

  1. Form 138 (Report Card) / ALS Certification
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. Photocopy of PSA / NSO Birth Certificate

The Admission Officer will generate your Student Number and your Assessment Form

STEP 3 Pay Tuition Fee at the Finance Office to be officially enrolled


  1. Please pay the required down payment to be officially enrolled. Paying less than the required amount will not process the enrollment.
  2. Scanned copies of admission credentials should be attached as part of the ONLINE. However, original copies must be submitted to the OAR Admission Officer on or before the first day of classes. Failure to comply may nullify the admission.
  3. Students who are still waiting for their complete original copies due to on-going classes will be asked to execute a promissory letter stating when they can submit the required documents.


STEP 1 Open

  • Click New Students
  • Fill out the Admission and Registration form; Click Submit
  • Check email for the login link

Log in as follows:

  • Account type: Applicants
  • Email Address: (enter email address provided)
  • Password: tuapassword (this is the default, kindly change once logged-in)
  • Term: SY 2022-2023
  • Click Generate Student Number

NOTE: Applicants with Student Number may start from here after logging in.

STEP 2 Proceed to Registration Module

  • Click the “+” (plus) icon
  • Click “Save” to generate registration assessment
  • Review your Student Assessment Form (SAF)

STEP 3 Pay Tuition Fee

  • Proceed to Payments
  • Choose your Payment Mode; Input Amount to Pay; Click Pay Now
  • Select your Payment Option; Click Send Instructions via Email/Mobile
  • Click Validate Payment

After payment, please wait for at least two (2) to three (3) days for the Finance and Accounting Office’s (FAO) clearing and checking. After which, the student may check his/her portal account to check if he/she is Officially Enrolled.

Graduation Requirements


The BECEd program consists of a minimum of 158 units, including General Education courses (36 units), Professional Education courses (42 units), Major courses (63 units), Special Topic (3 units), and Mandated courses (14 units). Completion of 360-hour practicum program and a thesis project.

Graduation Requirements for College and Graduate School Candidates

  1. Application for Graduation to be filed at the Office of Admission and Registration (OAR)
  2. Completed academic, documentary, and financial requirements.
  3. Documentary requirements:
    • Form 137A marked “Copy for Trinity University of Asia” (for students who initially enrolled as freshmen)
    • Transcript of Records (TOR) marked “Copy for Trinity University of Asia” (for students who initially joined as transferees)
    • Graduation Clearance
    • Settled graduation fee

Additional requirements for Board takers

  1. One (1) 2×2 ID picture with white background
  2. Additional requirements for Graduate School students
  3. Hard bound and finalized Thesis or Dissertation
  4. Certified True Copy of the following:
    • Title Page
    • Approval Sheet
    • Abstract

Additional requirements for Foreign students:

  1. Updated Student Visa

Complete BSED Course Subjects & Curriculum

The core subjects of Bachelor of Early Childhood Education typically include Assessment of Children’s Development and Learning, Early Learning Environment, and Infant and Toddler Programs. Students also study Health, Nutrition, and Safety and Children’s Literature, as well as courses in ethics and communication.


The Child and Adolescent Learners and Learning Principles

The Teaching Profession

Technology for Teaching and Learning 1

Foundation of Special and Inclusive Education

Health, Nutrition and Safety

Play and Developmentally Appropriate Practices in ECE

Understanding the Self

The First and Greatest Commandment and the Trinitian

National Service Training Program 1

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 1

Facilitating Learner Centered Teaching

Child Development

Foundations of Early Childhood Education

Creative Arts, Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education

Numeracy Development

Children’s Literature


The Second and Greatest Commandment and the Trinitian

National Service Training Program 2

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 2

Assessment in Learning 1

Building and Enhancing New Literacies Across the Curriculum

The Teacher and the Community, School Culture and Organizational Leadership

Technology for Teaching and Learning 2

Technology for Teaching and Learning 2 Laboratory

Inclusive Education in Early Childhood Settings

Literacy Development

The Contemporary World

Gender and Society

German 1

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 3

Assessment in Learning 2

Assessment of Children’s Development and Learning

ECE Curriculum Models

Guiding Children’s Behaviour & Moral Development

Infant and Toddler Programs

Early Learning Environment 

Content and Pedagogy in the Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education

Readings in Philippine History

Nihongo 1

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 4

Bachelor of Secondary Education Job Opportunities

The core subjects of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English typically include Language Learning Materials Development, English for Specific Purposes, and Teaching and Assessment of Grammar. Students also study linguistics and literature, as well as courses in ethics and communication.


High School English Teacher High school English teachers design and deliver lesson plans to teach students English language and literature. They cover various aspects of English, including grammar, composition, literature analysis, and language arts. 20,000.00 to 40,000.00 
Content Writer/Editor Content writers/editors create written content for various platforms, such as websites, blogs, social media, and marketing materials. They develop engaging content that aligns with brand messaging and target audience interests, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and adherence to grammatical standards. 20,000.00  to 35,000.00
ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher ESL teachers instruct non-native English speakers in English language skills, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing. They develop lesson plans tailored to students’ proficiency levels and learning goals, use a variety of instructional methods and materials, and assess student progress through tests and assignments.  25,000.00 to 45,000.00
Private Tutor Private tutors provide one-on-one or small group instruction to students seeking additional help with English language skills or academic subjects. They assess students’ strengths and weaknesses, develop personalized learning plans, and provide targeted instruction and support. 15,000.00 to 30,000.00
Content Marketing Specialist Content marketing specialists develop and implement content strategies to attract and engage target audiences. They create compelling written and visual content, such as articles, blog posts, videos, and infographics, that align with marketing objectives and resonate with the target audience. 25,000.00 to 45,000.00

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