The College of Teacher Education (CTE) of Pangasinan State University-Alaminos City Campus (PSU-ACC), in partnership with the Schools Division Office of Alaminos City, held a Campus Orientation Program for Field Study Students at Palamis Covered Court, Brgy. Palamis, Alaminos City on September 8.

The program aims to equip the 214 FS Students (BSE English-51 students; BSE Math-28 students; BEED-135 students) with necessary information, guidelines, policies, and advice, in preparation for their new and starting journey as pre-service teachers.

The event was formally opened by Ms. Baby-Lyn O. Balgua, Campus Head, Practice Teaching and Review Center, where she reiterated the significance of hands-on experiences to students in gaining valuable insights, developing practice skills, and shaping not only their academic journeys through hands-on experiences but also their personal and professional development.

This was immediately followed by an inspirational message from Dr. Ellen Grace B. Ugalde, Dean of the College of Teacher Education, in which she shared three important thoughts that students must remember in their Field Study journey: 1. Embrace the learning process; 2. Build relationships; and 3. Be passionate about what you do.

After this, the program continued to the orientation proper as the first guest speaker Dr. Orlando I. Guerrero, CID Chief, Schools Division Office of Alaminos City was introduced. Dr. Guerrero walked the students to the existing curriculum wherein he emphasized the changes and modifications within. He also provided them the essential guidelines and areas to focus on during their on-site observations, as well as some expectations during the said study.

Subsequently, the second guest speaker was introduced in person of Dr. Ronald B. Radoc, Education Program Superintendent, Schools Division of Alaminos City. He discussed some policies and legal bases about the deployment of pre-service teachers for field study and teaching internships. Additionally, he provided the students an overview of the requirements and activities they are expected to submit upon finishing their Field Study course. Also, Dr. Radoc emphasized the importance of observation and encouraged the students to practice being keen observers.

Thereafter, an open forum was done wherein the two intelligent and dedicated guest speakers cleared the queries and confusion among the students. Thus, the program was wrapped and formally closed by Dr. Chenee Marie C. Cacho, Chairperson, Secondary and Professional Education Department as she summarized the important points of the speakers and left the students with her remarkable statement, “…gulatin natin ang mga taong walang bilib sa atin!”

Indeed, a very informative and inspirational day for the FS students as they embark on their new teaching journey of opening a door for opportunity, growth, and self-discovery.

Good luck our Field Study Students! Padayon Future Educators!

Written by: Krianne Regaspi

Captured by: Mary Ann Mendez