Message from the Dean


Dr. Jonathan V. Macayan
Dean, SSSE

Social sciences and education are the foundation and pillar of a contemporary, forward-looking society. Social sciences tell us how the society works, how it becomes, how it thinks. Social sciences weave in many important thoughts about the society and its dynamism, particularly, the unspoken structure behind it. As such, aside from gaining understanding of the society, it also evokes appreciation for the multi-facetedness of belonging and doing together offer. Meanwhile, education teaches the younger generation how to live and further contribute in the society where they belong. Education connects the present to the future. Needless to say, it is pivotal in taking the society forward, in achieving the visions it sets for itself.

The School of Social Sciences and Education (SSSE) of Mapua University is at a most potent and significant position in the Philippine and global society as it speaks about these two major disciplines, fields of expertise, and professions. In its two years of existence, it has positioned itself as a most valuable resource for teaching, research, and service in social sciences and education. Belonging to the prestigious Mapua University, it lives the long tradition of excellence the university is known for. Currently, the School runs four degree programs which allows students to earn Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Bachelor of Science degree  in Educational Technology, and also Master of Arts degree in Psychology.

Teaching-learning strategies of Mapua recognized in first Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia

Mapúa University has been shortlisted in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2019’s Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year category. The University is the only higher education institution (HEI) from the Philippines that made it to the list of the said category for its teaching and learning strategies known as Digital Day and Digital Rush.

Mapua’s School of Social Sciences and Education championing OBE with Association of Education Researchers and Trainers (ASSERT)

Mapúa University’s School of Social Sciences and Education (SSSE), in its pursuit of advancing quality education in the country, spearheaded the formation and establishment of the Association of Education Researchers and Trainers (ASSERT), a national organization composed of educators and education leaders from more than 30 affiliate colleges and universities in the Philippines.

Mapua delivers online course training for teachers of the new general education

Mapúa University offers a fully online training for teachers of the new General Education (GE) courses called the Responsive Outcome-Based Online Training (R.O.B.O.T). Headed by the Mapúa School of Social Sciences and Education (SSSE), the training aims to prepare faculty members in teaching the courses in the New General Education Curriculum (CHED Memorandum Order No. 20, s. 2013).