James J.

Metcalf

I want to teach my students how-To live this life on earth, To face its struggles and its strife And to improve their worth.

Not just the lesson in a book,
Or how the rivers flow, But to choose the proper path, Wherever they may go.

To understand eternal truth,
And know right from wrong, And gather all the beauty of A flower and a song,

For if I help the world to grow
In wisdom and grace, Then I feel that I have won And I have filled my place.

And so I ask your guidance, God
That I may do my part, For character and confidence And happiness of heart.

The school was officially named New Era University. On June 1977. Quezon City occupying the third and fourth floors of the Evangelical College building. New Era. the General Santos City branch inaugurated its very own campus in a halfhectare land area. and BS Business Administration on twelve graduates. NEEI assumed the name New Era College (NEC) after it was granted recognition by the Ministry of Education. 1998. Bachelor of Science (BS) major in Psychology. NEEI offered vocational and technical courses under the Non-Formal Education Program. NEC held its first commencement exercises and conferred the degrees of Bachelor of Science (major in Psychology). During the school year 1997-1998. 1986. the Collegiate Department opened in Diliman. On June 5. NEC opened its Pre-school and Elementary Department. This brought together all the departments of the college under the roof of the new four-storey building. professional responsibility. non. In 1994. . and BS Mechanical Engineering were offered. Joseph Street. Twenty-three teachers and 466 students pioneered the school’s operation.sectarian. Twelve collegiate courses were initially offered: Bachelor of Arts (AB) major in Economics and in Mass Communications. and social awareness founded on genuine Christian principles During the school year 1977-1978. the new and permanent campus of New Era College along St. the High School Department and Non-Formal Education unit transferred to the new campus in New Era. BSBA Banking & Finance. BS Electrical Engineering. In 1982.History of the School Beginning as the New Era Educational Institute (NEEI) in June 1975. In the field of Engineering and Technology. the school offered secondary education in a building purchased by the Iglesia Ni Cristo in Quiapo. non-profit educational institution aiming to develop academic excellence. BS Management & Industrial Engineering. Quezon City. BS Electronics & Communications Engineering. 1995. Culture and Sports. The program on Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education also started this year. the college was granted university status by the Commission on Higher Education. NEEI was formally incorporated under Republic Act 1459 as a private non-stock. On June 30. The first and second levels served as the training center of the Church for would-be ministers. In 1981. In 1984. Pampanga and in General Santos City. On May 10. The Graduate School was established during the school year 1983-1984 offering the course Master of Arts in College Teaching. BSBA Marketing and the two-year Junior Secretarial Course. Manila. In 1978. BSBA Management. BS Industrial Education. BS Industrial Education. In view of the then peace and order situation surrounding the vicinity of the Manila Campus. NEC established branches in City of San Fernando. Milton Hills. BS Civil Engineering. Quezon City was inaugurated. these extensions started offering high school education as first year classes were opened initially.

Elementary and High School Departments were given Level 2 recognition. Inspired by the attainment of university status and motivated by the challenge of excellence in education. the Association of Christian Schools and Colleges Accrediting Agency. built on a total land area of 27. After another accreditation visit. New Era University submitted itself to voluntary accreditation. 133 examinees nationwide. Pre-school and High School Departments were awarded Level 1 accreditation in 1998 while CAS and CBEA qualified for Level 2 accreditation in 1999. The Elementary Department and the High School Department have garnered laurels in creative and journalistic writing competitions in quiz bees. in the performing arts. On the same year. Lipa City. as well as to the Philippine Amateur Basketball League. The New Era University College of Law opened in June 2000 after the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) granted it a permit to operate for the first year level of the course. The opening coincided with the 25th anniversary of NEU. Inc. College of Education (CEd). Marawoy. (ACSC-AAI) granted Level 1 accreditation to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). The NEU varsity teams have contributed players to the Philippines’ national volleyball and basketball teams. This Program brings classes for the out-of-school youth right in their own vicinity using the local facilities of the Church. NEU also fulfills its socio-civic responsibility towards the larger community that lies beyond its walls. Marawoy on May 5. NEU made news in the national scene when one of its graduates garnered the number one post in the 1992 Professional Board Examination for Teachers taken by 142. 2000. U.A. A very impressive project is the Balik-Aral program for out-of-school youth conducted by NEU in close coordination with the Department of Education. The peacefulness. meters in Villa San Jose. The Elementary. including two five-storey edifices. brotherly love and reverence for the words of God that govern the day to day order of things in the school inspire the development and maximization of the students’ potentials in different fields. The College Department has also produced its own breed of achievers. and administrators all do their share in conducting community extension service.The New Era University started a year-long Silver Jubilee celebration with the inauguration of the NEU Lipa City campus on a sprawling four-hectare land in Brgy. . faculty and staff members. which was established in 1975. SGS and CEd both attained level 2 accreditation in 1997. The Accountancy program of the College of Business Education and Administration has also performed well in the CPA board examinations. the Pre-school. The Lipa City campus has four buildings. NEU engineering graduates have placed in the top ten list of engineering board examinations.S. The students. 687 sq. A most notable achievement was when an NEU school grader won in the United Nations Population Fund International Poster Making Competition held in New York. Culture and Sports (DECS) and the Iglesia Ni Cristo Social Services Department. orderliness. and even in sports. the expertise of NEU-trained teachers and the teaching-learning modules from the DECS. In 1996. Side by side with its academic functions. It initially offered Pre-School and Elementary Education. the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities – Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA) awarded Level 1 accreditation to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). and College of Business Education and Administration (CBEA).

Luckily.Experiences with Pupils Teaching is a two way learning experience – The pupils learn from the teacher and the teacher learns from the pupils. My students were so kind to help me out in bringing my materials to our room. I was quite pressured to be one of the first to demonstrate because of the lack of time to prepare my lesson plan and materials. different abilities. It was quite stressful on my part because I had to rephrase my questions over and over and give out clues just so they could raise their hands and recite. Experiences with Critic Teacher Experiences with Other Faculty and Staff Experiences with the Subject Coordinator Experiences with the Principal and Supervisor My Final Demonstration Teaching Today is the day that I will show our supervisor and several teachers on what I have learned during my stay in our school. I was sleep deprived and haggard because of the loads of materials I had to carry. I felt pressured about how my demo would go. I chose to do my demonstration teaching in one of the loudest lower heterogenous class which was our ‘adopted’ advisory class since our critic teacher did not have one. My family were also a great help since they gave much of their time to help me prepare necessary materials that I would use in my demo teaching. The students were happy that I chose them and they were very enthusiastic and pressured about my demo teaching. I felt their effort in trying to help me pass and I really appreciate that. . There were instances that I switched their names and had to ask them if I got their names correctly. My Final Demonstration Teaching was set on the 9th day of September and I was the second to demonstrate from our class. I got to meet pupils with different personalities. our critic teacher is very helpful to guide us in every step of the way and even gave me tips and strategies that would help uplift the level of my demonstration teaching. During the day of my demonstration teaching. It was a very difficult task to memorize their names. they were so angelic and petrified that they could barely recite. I also felt that my students were pressured as well. What’s more interesting was during the actual demo teaching. Meeting my pupils was a very stressful yet wonderful since this would really test how I could apply whatever it is that I have learned in my four years in the College of Education. different interests and different problems which I should take in mind while I am teaching my subject. Reading 6.

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