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Linear Algebra for Teachers

This course deals with matrices, their operations, properties, and applications in solving system of linear equations. Diagonal matrix, symmetric, and skew-symmetric matrices are among the types of matrix in this course. Elementary row operations on matrix are also comprehensively discussed and applied in Gaussian Elimination and Gauss-Jordan Reduction. Systems of homogenous linear equations having trivial and non-trivial solutions are also discussed. Solutions of singular and non-singular matrices are included under the topic on inverse matrix. Applications of matrix inverse in solving system of equations using elementary row operations are also discussed.

This course deals with matrices, their operations, properties, and applications in solving system of linear equations. Diagonal matrix, symmetric, and skew-symmetric matrices are among the types of matrix in this course. Elementary row operations on matrix are also comprehensively discussed and applied in Gaussian Elimination and Gauss-Jordan Reduction. Systems of homogenous linear equations having trivial and non-trivial solutions are also discussed. Solutions of singular and non-singular matrices are included under the topic on inverse matrix. Applications of matrix inverse in solving system of equations using elementary row operations are also discussed.

Basic Analysis

This course contains thorough discussions of inequalities, absolute values, functions, distance formula, parallel and perpendicular lines, and equations of straight lines. It also discusses limits, computation of limits, the derivative, and the different theorems on limits. Major topics in this course deal with derivative, different theorems on differentiation, chain rule, applications, and power functions. Applications of derivative in Maxima and Minima problems as well as in drawing graphs of functions are also emphasized in this course.

This course contains thorough discussions of inequalities, absolute values, functions, distance formula, parallel and perpendicular lines, and equations of straight lines. It also discusses limits, computation of limits, the derivative, and the different theorems on limits. Major topics in this course deal with derivative, different theorems on differentiation, chain rule, applications, and power functions. Applications of derivative in Maxima and Minima problems as well as in drawing graphs of functions are also emphasized in this course.

This course covers an interaction of Science and Technology and Society from the perspectives of History and Philosophy of Science as well as its implication to teaching and policies in the Philippine context. As inclined to STEM, the subject itself provides insight on the application of Philosophy in teaching Science to help us humanize Science as a course. Science education is elucidated and hopefully internalized by students.

This course covers an interaction of Science and Technology and Society from the perspectives of History and Philosophy of Science as well as its implication to teaching and policies in the Philippine context. As inclined to STEM, the subject itself provides insight on the application of Philosophy in teaching Science to help us humanize Science as a course. Science education is elucidated and hopefully internalized by students.

What does teaching Environmental Science require? Teachers of Environmental Science introduce their learners to basic principles of ecosystem function; biodiversity and its conservation; human population growth; principles of natural resources management (land, water and air); analysis of private and governmental decisions involving the environment ; methods of reducing pollution; means of producing energy, and the influences and impacts of global climate change. Moreover, learners will explore and evaluate alternatives to the existing environmental conditions in terms of technological feasibility, cost, the effect on the economy, and the quality of life in the community. Thinking green and school sustainability initiatives highlight some of the many actions of students and the colleges and universities in making a positive environmental impact. This offers some strategies to teach environmental issues particularly controversial ones, without coming up against affective barriers to learning.

Since Environmental Science is the study of interrelationships between human activities and the environment, this course also examines the effects of human actions (behavioural, cultural and sociological) on the environment, and the means by which policies, regulations, and decisions (political or private) influence human actions. It also requires accurate application of scientific processes, including proper data collection and responsible conclusion as conformed to ethical standards.  Truly, the learner reflects about how life on Earth is sustained and learns how to monitor, measure and assess environmental variables in different contexts.


SE204 is an advance course designed to create a framework of understanding of various instructional strategies in Science and Technology education and their effective application in the classroom. It provides understanding between and among planning, implementing, and assessing student learning. Evidence of participants’ knowledge and application of course topics will be captured in a professional portfolio.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

[1] create their own conceptual framework of understanding of various instructional strategies in Science and Technology education;

[2] produce appropriate instructional materials/ teaching and learning resources for Science and Technology content; and 

[3] demonstrate lessons with application of the different instructional strategies applied in Science and Technology Education


This course covers the parametric and nonparametric methods applicable to researches in Education. This covers some basic concepts in Statistics, such as the Descriptive Statistics and Statistical  Inference, Measures of Data, Probability, Random Variable, Probability Distribution, Normal Distribution, Sampling Procedures, Sample Size, and Test of Hypotheses (Parametric and Non Parametric), 


This course covers the parametric and nonparametric methods applicable to researches in Education. This covers some basic concepts in Statistics, such as the Descriptive Statistics and Statistical  Inference, Measures of Data, Probability, Random Variable, Probability Distribution, Normal Distribution, Sampling Procedures, Sample Size, and Test of Hypotheses (Parametric and Non Parametric), 

This course examines ecology of individuals, populations, communities as well as the problems, issues and concerns of the different ecosystems. It also introduces the basic ecological principles and the utilization of environmental information in order to facilitate educators in attaining an effective environmental education in the Philippine setting.

This course examines ecology of individuals, populations, communities as well as the problems, issues and concerns of the different ecosystems. It also introduces the basic ecological principles and the utilization of environmental information in order to facilitate educators in attaining an effective environmental education in the Philippine setting.

This course deals with the overview of reading as a linguistic, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic process as well as the factors affecting reading. It will also focus on the stages of reading development, components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension), effective reading instruction, language development, and reading for meaning.


This course is designed to provide graduate school students with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in teaching reading in the primary grades. It deals with the concepts of reading readiness and emergent literacy to explain how children begin to read at an early age. It also discusses the approaches and strategies used particularly in beginning reading instruction as well as in improving reading skills in general. The discussion covers the five major domains of reading which are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Course Description: 

This course is designed for students to develop instructional materials. It will provide the context and focus for the materials. Students will identify learning objectives that learners have difficulty achieving in a given situation, conduct needs analysis about source of the problem, design instructional materials and ways to implement them in order to address the problem. The developed materials will undergo initial evaluation based on the standards suggested by experts

This course explores the teaching of literature across the elementary and high school levels. It focuses on four major themes, namely, purposes, content, pedagogical approaches and assessment for teaching literature. It also looks into the reading and study of children and young adult literature with emphasis on local/regional works.

The course entitled Organization and Supervision of Reading Program, presents a host of Instructional Activities and strategies teachers can use to help students learn content material through Reading and Discussions.

Our goal is to provide classroon teachers with instructional tools that will add versatility to the instructional approach they use in helping students how to learn, and how to read.

Moreso, A Balance Reading Program is the heart of this course. Selected a variety of easily adapted instructional techniques to use across the curriculum. At this 21st Millenium, paradigm shift in reading is the most popular practices, the theory of reading, the so called, "Top-Down Theory" from the brain to the text.

Students best learn when Content and Process are taught in Tandem, in the subject and classroom. Subject areas use skills such as observing hypothesizing, interpreting, and evaluating. Teachers who work at developing these skills through context of their content stretch the mental boundaries for this student

This course explores the use of reading assessments in order to provide or determine differentiated instruction, classroom intervention, and instructional strategies. It also provides foundational information about stages of reading acquisition, factors that impact reading success or failure, and the nature of reading difficulties. This information serves as a context for integrating remediation by learning about the selection, administration, and interpretation of formal and informal classroom assessments for the purposes of screening, diagnosing difficulties, monitoring progress, and evaluating instruction. 


COURSE DESCRIPTION:     

This course is designed to give graduate students field-based practicum which focused on addressing literacy needs of struggling and/or reluctant readers. Program graduates will have an opportunity to apply what have been learned about  instructional techniques and strategies and literacy assessment while working directly with school-aged children in real-world school settings.

 

PRE-REQUISITES:   Basics in Reading, Reading Strategies, Reading Assessment

 

COURSE SCOPE AND LEARNING PLAN:

 

Introduction to the course and practicum overview

 

I. Essential Elements in Reading (a review)

Phonemic awareness, *Phonics and decoding, *Fluency, *Vocabulary Development, *Comprehension

II. Assessment Literacy (a review)

           * Formal, *Informal, *Formative, *Summative, *Diagnostic, Progress-monitoring

 III. Principles in Teaching Reading

            A.  Develop Reading Lessons - Pre-reading, During Reading, Post  Reading

            B. Teach Reading Strategies - Skimming, Scanning, Note taking, Using  graphic organizer, Sorting ideas

            C. Help Students Develop Vocabulary Skills - Structural Analysis, Context clues

This course deals on comprehensive understanding of principles and concepts of management, leadership, financial management, and organization towards an efficient and effective organizing an educational enterprise.

Managerial Economics is the use of economic theory and mathematical and statistical techniques in order to examine how a firm can make optimal managerial decisions given the constraints it faces. The main objective of this course is to equip students with the necessary theory and techniques and the ability to apply them in order to inform and enhance managerial decision making. Topics covered include: goals of the firm, optimization techniques, demand theory and estimation, forecasting and measurement, theory of production and estimation, cost theory and estimation, pricing and output determination under different market structures, game theory, and pricing in practice.
Credit : 3 units
Prerequisite(s) : Pre-MBM course in Economics for students deficient in Economics background
Delivery Method : Self-paced, Modular, Virtual
Course Duration: 48 hours
This course deals with the basics of research, including problem development, literature review, methods, data analysis, and report writing.

This course deals with identifying and specifying the particular tasks involved in effectively performing an identified job and the necessary competencies required to do that job. Such a focus is required to produce narrative job descriptions that can be used successfully in recruiting, screening, selecting, and integrating new employees into the workforce. 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize graduate students with the tradition of moral philosophy and the use of moral philosophy in the study of ethical behavior in public service. This course will be a survey of contemporary perspectives on ethics and ethical behavior in government.

At the end of the semester, students are expected to be conversant in the major ideas of moral theories and should be able to point to key differences in solutions to canonical moral problems within the theoretical frameworks presented.

This course is designed to familiarize students with the ethical nature and dilemmas of public administration in Philippine society and in other countries as well. The most common approach to ethics in government focuses on avoiding impropriety. This is generally a negative and technical dimension stressing ethical boundaries defined by law. Typical examples include conflict of interest, misuse of public resources for private ends, whistleblowing, and resignation in protest. Though these matters are at times important, they arise infrequently relative to the dilemmas faced in day-to-day decision making, and seldom have implications beyond the career of the affected administrator.

This course takes a very different approach. It focuses on ethical dilemmas and concerns arising from the daily exercise of legitimate discretionary power. We will, therefore, address positive and negative uses of administrative discretion, and discuss questions such as: "How do I make `right' or `wise' decisions?" "What is a `wise' decision?" "To what and to whom do my obligations extend?" "Should/do I have sufficient authority to make a decision?" "What values do I serve, and what are their priorities?" “When should I engage in compromise, and when not?" “Can I legitimately deceive others in the public interest?" "What role should character and status play in public life?" “Can one meaningfully distinguish between public and private ethics?” Most of these questions cannot be answered definitively, but public administrators must still ponder them if they are to perform their duties effectively and appropriately.

More specifically, this course will address:

The nature and types of ethical obligation involved in Philippine public administration;

The integration and application of various types of moral judgment in administrative contexts;

The relation of Philippine constitutional and political theory to the ethical obligations and loyalties of public administrators;

The character and ethical relation of administrative politics to electoral, judicial, and pluralistic politics;

Typical moral dilemmas in public-sector decision making. Students will read a variety of texts, articles, and        cases that can help them learn about and apply various types of moral reasoning to specific administrative situations.

The principal goals of this course are to:

Help students refine their reflective capacity concerning decisions in the public sector;

Give students a sense of the types of character and excellence that are desired of them as professional public administrators; and

Become familiar with the literature on ethics in the field of Public Administration.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

· Explain all the important core theories and concepts of ethics in public administration learnt in the course;

· Analyze and understand different aspects and problems of real-world practices based on the theories and concepts learnt;

· Realize the advantages and disadvantages of the learnt theories and concepts based on real-world practices;

· Make good recommendations on how to improve real-world public administration problems with regards to ethics; and

· Acquire necessary skills to be a good public manager, especially analytical skills and communication skills (writing, discussing, presenting, and arguing).

Aside from learning the theories and concepts this course aims to help students develop necessary analytical and communication skills to be a good public manager. Through individual assignments, students will practice analytical and writing skills, including how to write clear concise memos and reflection pieces. And through team exercises, students will learn the art of team work, how to lead discussions, and how to brainstorm. Students will also learn how to deliver effective presentations, by practicing in class. Needless to say, throughout the entire course students will be challenged to think about public management in many perspectives. Students will be asked on the spot for their opinions and reasons for their arguments. Thus by the end of the course students would have the skills to critically think, make logical arguments, and provide solutions to problems. It is crucial to emphasize that the course does not aim to provide off-the-shelf solutions to problems, but rather it aims to produce public managers that can ‘think’ and make good decisions on their own.

This course provides primarily a theoretical expose of environmental and resource economics. The emphasis is on the systematic development of theoretical principles and conceptual frameworks essential for a clear understanding and analysis of environmental and resource issues.

This course deals will with the socio-political dimensions of sustainable development.

This is an experiential course, which will immerse graduate students in a virtual learning environment. There will be 4-6 webinar sessions where invited resource speakers or experts discuss topics or concepts with corresponding applications and implications to SDS principles. Specifically, the webinar learning episodes will focus on the application of various trends and developments made relative to SDS.  An E-portfolio shall be required in the course for SDS program documentation and for accreditation purposes.

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Farm and non-farm small businesses grounded on the foundation of shared understanding about public entrepreneurship where leadership training, community driven planning and applied research and entrepreneurial support organization are key to sustenance. This is similar to social enterprises, community businesses are committed to positively benefiting society through trading in a sustainable way. All profit from a community business is reinvested in the local area. Unlike social enterprises, community businesses are focused on benefiting a specific local geographic area.

Community businesses also have similarities to place-based charitable trusts which manage assets. However, a community business is accountable to its beneficiary community which can mean local people being involved in formal participation or even actual legal ownership.

Although it is commonly acknowledged that enterprise development is a crucial element in the process of economic development, numerous projects aimed at promoting small business have not been successful. Recent research has focused greater attention on social networks and on the necessity to adapt the conventional concept of “entrepreneurship” to different cultural settings and the diversity of community needs. The purpose of this paper is to explore the conditions under which community-based enterprises could be an alternative model of entrepreneurial activity to enhance rural livelihoods and promote Socio-economic development

Course Objectives

  •         To improve students’ understanding of the new realities of the world of work and business in rural communities.
  • ·         To provide a balanced mixture of knowledge and activities both within the sustainable development domain so that in the end students have a desire of launching a green entrepreneurial venture (not necessarily their own company, they can apply the principles of green entrepreneurship in a large company or even public administration they work for) and feel prepared to do it.
  • ·         To allow students to experience and become imbued with the principles of nature as a source of life and inspiration to develop their sustainable development mindset as future entrepreneurs.
  • ·         To develop new skills and competencies required for rural jobs and entrepreneurship towards sustainable development.
  • ·         To provide a balanced mixture of knowledge and activities both within the “green” and the “entrepreneurial” domain so that in the end students have a desire of launching a green entrepreneurial venture (not necessarily their own company, they can apply the principles of green entrepreneurship in a large company or even public administration they work for) and feel prepared to do it.


Innovative economics that promote environment-friendly and highly utilization of resources to ensure sustainable growth and development.  Sustainable Development is the organizing principle for meeting human development goals while simultaneously sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services on which the economy and society depends. Sustainable development is an approach to economic planning that attempts to foster economic growth while preserving the quality of the environment for future generations.

Economic sustainability refers to practices that support long-term economic growth without negatively impacting social, environmental, and cultural aspects of the community. Ecologically sustainable development (ESD) is the environmental component of sustainable development (SD). The main aim of this study is to explain the issues related to ESD from different points of view. Considering that environmental issues are essential to achieve SD goals, emphasizing the central role of ecological resources in SD is an important issue that makes it possible to suggest certain solutions that might help keep the global ecosystem sustainable for the desired SD..

In this course another name given to it is Green Economy which is defined as economy that aims at making issues of reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment. It is closely related with ecological economics but has a more politically applied focus. It is a clean, environmentally friendly economy that promotes health, wealth, and well-being. A Green Economy is dependent on sustainable development – which means growing our economies in ways that benefit, not sacrifice, social justice and equity as well as the environment. It aims at making issues of reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment. It is closely related with ecological economics but has a more politically applied focus

This course deals with the interrelationships between population, environment, technology and organization. It focuses on the impacts of human activities to the environment and how various institutions play their roles in mitigating or preventing these impacts on human populations.

This interdisciplinary course engages students to confront the realities brought about by the advancement of Science and Technology in society. Emphasis is also given on the employment of a research-based approach, which is integral to human development. In application, students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of relevant web apps, open sources, or mobile apps to complete the IEC mechanisms in reference to the Sustainable Development framework. This course seeks to instill reflective knowledge on how to live a productive life, at the same time display ethical decision-making in the face of scientific and technological advancements. 

Historical, political and socio-cultural perspectives of foreign and Filipino scholars in Philippine studies, include broad survey f theories azd concepts in social science and humanities discipline relevant t0 Philippine studies.

Course Objectives: The main objective of this online course is to familiarize you with different theories, persspectives and concepts, foreign and home gr0wn

 Course Objectives:

The main objective of the course is to familiarize students with different theories, perspectives and concepts, foreign and home grown, that have influenced the production of knowledge about Philippine history, politics, society and culture. We will also reflect on the impacts or repercussions of Philippine Studies discourses to current developments (e.g. political, social and economic) within and outside of academe.

Course Requirements:

Class reports and reaction papers to Open Forum Discussion, whether held face to face or on online classes, and a Final Paper on a Local Historical Study of the student’s home municipality, barangay, or city.



Applied Social Statistics

This course deals with measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), measures of dispersion (range, standard deviation, variance), and measures of positions (percentiles, deciles, quartiles) in analyzing different types of data. It also includes applications of normal distributions and Pearson product, moment correlation and multiple linear regression analysis to measure relationships among variables. Hypothesis testing and sampling techniques are also applied in various social researches.

Applied hydrology is the study of the processes and storages in the water cycle necessary for applications such as water supply, water power, distribution, and irrigation and in understanding phenomenon such as soil erosion and sedimentation. It applies the fundamental physical principles and utilizes the advances in acquiring and computing data to model and simulate hydrological events. This course focuses on the quantity of water in various processes and covers the topic: flood frequency analysis, hydrological modeling, rainfall-runoff simulation and hydrograph analysis.

Credit: 3 units

Pre-requisite: Fluid mechanics or equivalent

Mode of delivery: Asynchronous, virtual


Testing Google Drive and You Tube Repositories

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Case-studies and discussions on the foundations and theories of evolution. 

Student-led discussion of contemporary and advance topics in biology through a seminar format

Principles and methods of classification and phylogeny of living forms.


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This Survey form will address issues mostly on student authentication. Data collected will be used to create student accounts in the Learning Management System (Moodle) and student's MSU General Santos email (Google Suite for Education).

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Moodle Training Set August 22, 2020

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The graduate school will conduct a training for lecturers tomorrow, August 22, 2020 for lecturers.