College of Graduate Studies

In pursuit of its vision to establish its Graduate School as early as in 1977, Palompon Institute of Technology (PIT) undertook efforts to seek approval from the PIT Board of Trustees (BOT). Fortunately, PIT BOT Res. No.4, s.1977 was passed authorizing the offering of a Master’s degree course for teachers, principals, supervisors and other school officials effective April 18, 1977 under the Extension Program of the Institute, but to offer core/foundation subjects only. To officially continue the operation, PIT BOT Res. No.26, s.1977 was passed approving the continuance of the graduate education still under the Extension Program effective second semester of SY 1977-1979 but limited to foundation courses. This was during the leadership of then Dr. Paulino I. Villagonzalo as Acting President until December, 1981.

Meanwhile, clamors to open a master’s program were continuously felt, thus PIT BOT Res. No.51, s.1984 was passed authorizing the offering of Master of Arts in Teaching Vocational Education with PIT as the learning center and Leyte Institute of Technology(LIT) as the accrediting institution effective second semester, SY 1984-1985. This was during the term of PIT’s first President, Dr. Gil R. Dagami.

Significantly, 1993 was marked in PIT’s history in graduate education as a meaningful year – the establishment of the PIT Graduate School under the new leadership of Dr. Jose Sal Tan as PIT’s second President. PIT BOT Res. No.37, s.1993 was approved authorizing the offering of the Graduate School as proposed in cognizance with the mandate of the Institute’s charter as a function of instruction, with programs in Ph.D. in Development Education, major in Development Education Management, Ph.D. in Education, major in Development Education Management, Master of Rural Program Development, M.A. in Development Education, majors in P.E. Teaching, Language Teaching, Home Economics, Development Education, Mathematics Teaching, Industrial Education, Guidance and Counseling, Cooperative Management; Master of Arts in P.E. and Instruction; Master of Management, M.A. in Language Instruction and Supervision, M.A. in Education major in Administration and Supervision, M.A. in Public Administration and M.S. in Teaching, Major in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science.

Subsequently, PIT BOT Res. No.33-B, s.1993 was approved creating the SPEEDS Program or Special Program for External, Extraordinary Designs and Strategies to cater to distance education, thus, a linkage through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was undertaken by and between PIT and the University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University, and Pangasinan State University (PSU) under the Reorientation and Upgrading Program for Personnel Improvement Development (RUPPID) Educational Grant by authority of PIT-BOT Res. No. 58, s. 1995, and Cebu State College of Science and Technology (CSCST) now CTU, Leyte Institute of Technology (LIT) now EVSU. In 1997, PIT BOT Res. No.62, s.1997 was approved authorizing PIT to offer under the Graduate Education Program, the Science teaching as an additional field of specialization in M.A. in Development Education (MADE) effective SY 1997-1998.

In October 1999, with a new President, Dr. Juanito S. Sison, PIT sought revisions of the existing Graduate school programs by authority of PIT BOT Res. No.39, s.2000, with the following new nomenclatures, namely: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Management, Technology Management and Community Development; Master of Arts (MA) in Guidance and Counseling, Community Development (with FS), and Elementary Education; Master of Management (MM) (with thesis of case study), Master in Technology Education (MTE) General Program, Industrial Education and Home Economics, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in English; Filipino; Science; Mathematics; Physical Education (PE) and Marine Engineering and Nautical Studies (MENS).

Moreover, it must be emphasized that from its name as the PIT Graduate School in 1993, it was changed to the College of Advanced Education (CAEd) in 2000. A little later in 2001, Res. No.30, s.2001 was approved authorizing the offering of M.A. in Educational Management to replace the MADE program and the offering of graduate school classes at Bato, Leyte.

In the meantime, with the emergence of upgrading the curricular requirements of elementary school teachers, PIT saw it as an opportune time to offer MA in Elementary Education (MAEEd) by authority of PIT BOT Res. No.76, s.2003 to offer MA in Elementary Education. One year later, the PIT BOT passed Res. No.05, s.2004 approving the offering of Doctor of Management (DM) program.

Mostly, the programs offered by CAEd are accredited by the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP). Eventually, CAEd is at present seriously working for the Level IV accreditation visit which is set before the year 2013 ends. For the moment, it is operating on the basis of its accreditation status, as follows:

1. Level I Accredited Status from March 13, 1999 to March 12, 2002, awarded on July 6, 2000;

2. Level II Reaccredited Status from March 13, 2002 to March 12, 2007, awarded on November 12, 2002;

3. Qualified for Level III from October 16, 2008 to October 16, 2009, awarded on October 7, 2008; and

4. Level III reaccredited Status from December 1, 2009 to November 30, 2013, awarded on December 23, 2009.

Presently, on its interminable quest for quality education, CAEd humbly continues to submit its curricular programs for evaluation, as it believes that through accreditation, serious efforts are constantly placed at the core of its operations in order to continuously redesign and enhance its curricular programs.

Notably, CAEd has been led by various competent deans, namely: Dr. Antonio E. Reposar (1993-1999); Dr. Delia T. Combista (November 1999-October 2005); Dr. Flordeliza M. Sison (November 2005-March 2009); and with Dr. Angelita F. Pajaron from (April 1, 2009 – December 2014); Dr. Maria Thelma O. Diansay (January 2015 - November 8, 2016).

Consequently, with the strong leadership and management control practiced by its qualified, competent leaders, unified faculty, and staff in cooperation with the students, CAEd continues to move forward to address the present challenges of “globalizing graduate education,” thereby sustaining excellence.



The College of Advanced Education affirms the search for the truth as the focus of its educational programs in recognition of the centrality of truth and the liberating effect of those who find it.



To produce globally competitive graduates trained to excel in their field of specialization through quality and excellence, relevance and responsiveness, access and equity, and efficiency and effectiveness with high moral values, ethical standards and personal discipline.



  • To address the highly competitive and fast changing demands for effective and quality advanced education programs through competent leadership and governance.
  • To develop a strong research culture for the improvement of curriculum and instruction and utilization for extension and community service.
  • To strengthen and add forces along instruction, research, extension and production through a high degree of faculty commitment and distinctive competence.
  • To provide the students with opportunities and challenges for advancement of knowledge, skills and competencies in order to become more professionalized in their respective field.
  • To established linkages with institutions, departments, offices, GOs, POs, and NGOs to further a collaborative partnership in the attainment of goals and values.
  • To inculcate good moral values, work ethics, personal discipline and aesthetic development, and foster an appreciation for one's cultural heritage and environment preservation through creative and innovative strategies and programs.

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