Adolescent Development and Education

As children transition from childhood to adulthood, they experience the multi-faceted adjustments that come with being adolescents, physically, cognitively, and socio-emotionally. To be able to achieve the complex and critical tasks of this developmental stage, adolescents require the support and assistance of their ever-expanding network of relationships comprised of their parents and families, friends, and communities. More importantly, it calls for the appropriate guidance provided by their teachers and other members of the school community.

The Master of Arts in Education, major in Adolescent Development and Education Program equips educators of adolescents with the competencies to address the developmental and learning needs of adolescents in and out of the classroom. With a balanced curriculum focusing on four strands—pedagogy, psychology, technology, and values—educators of adolescents will learn how to appropriately utilize instructional and assessment approaches and practices to support adolescents in their formation and integral development.

The MA in Education, major in Adolescent Development and Education Program is designed for teachers of high school and early university levels (Grades 8 to 12 and Year 1 to 2).

Program Delivery

The program leads to a degree of Master of Arts in Education, major in Adolescent Development and Education (MAE-ADE) for thesis track, and Master in Education Major in Adolescent Development and Education for non-thesis track. Participants can complete the program in 2 years without having to give up or be released in their jobs. They must earn 39 units (33 units of coursework and 6 units of action research or thesis writing) to be eligible for graduation.

Curriculum and Schedule

Course Code Course Title Schedule

MAE 2111

Educational Research August – September

MAE 2112

Educational Statistics October – November

MAE 2113

Philosophy of Education November – January

MAE 2121

Child and Adolescent Development January – March
MAE 2122 Psychology of Teaching and Learning March – May
MAE 2123 Models of Teaching May – June
ADE 2131 Curriculum Development for Adolescent Education Programs June-August

ADE 2211

Interdisciplinary Methods for Teaching Adolescent Learners September – October

ADE 2212

Moral Education of Adolescents November – December

ADE 2213

Assessment of Adolescent Learners January – February

ADE 2221

Technology Integration in the Adolescent Classroom February – April

EDP 215/225



EDN 226

Thesis Writing I and II



Research Seminar I and II

May – July



Applicants shall pay the admission processing fee (PhP 2000) at the UA&P Accounting Office and shall submit the following documents:

  • Accomplished Application Form
  • Two Recommendation Forms
  • Official Transcript of Records
  • Resume
  • Two 1.5 x 1.5′ and two 1 x1′ ID pictures
  • Letter of application addressed to the Program Director
  • Essay on the purpose of study
  • Certificate of Employment (COE) (for those employed by a school)

All applicants are required to take the Graduate Level Test administered by the Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) in Makati City and undergo an interview in person.

Scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants.

For more information, you may download the MA in Education brochure here.

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