Graduate School of Arts, Sciences & Education

In order to provide teachers with formal training and opportunities in improving further their professional qualifications and in gaining greater insight into the conceptual and theoretical foundations of the education enterprise, the PLM organized the Graduate Institute for Teachers on 17 July 1967.

Subsequently, the need and the demand for professional growth and advancement of practitioners in various professions from the government and the private sectors necessitated the expansion of the original Graduate Institute for Teachers into the Graduate School on 04 March 1968. At the start of the school year, study programs were added to the course offerings.

On 27 January 1983, the Graduate College was abolished and consequently different graduate schools were created.

Thus, the Graduate School of Arts, Sciences, Education and Nursing (GSASEN) came into existence out of the defunct Arts, Sciences, and Education programs of the Graduate College.

This is under the control of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Likewise, it has a Director who is directly under the supervision of the Dean.

As stated in Board Resolution No. 2467, which was approved on 02 April 2002, the Graduate School of Arts, Sciences, Education and Nursing (GSASEN) has been reorganized and given a new name as Graduate School of Arts, Sciences, and Education (GSASE).

The Graduate School of Arts, Sciences, and Education (GSASE) is one of the departments of the Graduate Schools at PLM. It serves as the academic home of the graduate studies in arts, sciences, and education. Primarily, it provides the students with opportunities for study and research in the spirit of a genuine quest for academic excellence.

1. To encourage and develop inquisitive mind through research which is an indispensable pillar of graduate education;
2. To encourage awareness and develop skills in the analysis of values which comfort the individual in every decisionmaking activity; and
3. To develop skills for flexibility and creative adjustment to varied and changing societal realities, socio and political changes - both in the personal and professional dimensions of living through community service and fieldwork.

The faculty complement of the GSASE come from the roster of men and women professionals who have excellent academic qualifications and have established credibility in the fields of education, arts, sciences, communication, psychology and mathematics.