The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), through Memorandum Order No. 17 released last March 31, 2016, designates the College of Education of Miriam College as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Teacher Education after its Department of Child Development and Education passed the evaluation process with flying colors.  
 
Selected institutions identified as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development are to serve as catalysts for world class scholarships, best practices, innovative curriculum, research and extension and professional development in Teacher Education based on the recommendation of the Technical Panel for Teacher Education.
 
The Department of Child Development and Education (CDE) prides itself in producing excellent early childhood teachers most of whom teach in various prestigious local and foreign schools. It is also recognized for its active application of service learning as a teaching methodology through the literacy program C.H.E.E.R.S or Childhood Early Enrichment and Reinforcement School.  The program is  run in partnership with communities and non-government organizations. 
 
The department has excellent and highly qualified teachers active in research, extension programs, and conferences and are recipients of awards. Graduates of the department have almost consistently earned 100% passing rate in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) with a growing number of them occupying leadership roles.  Lastly, the department has, through the years, forged strong linkages with various local and international institutions.
 
The Department of CDE initially applied for Center of Development but exceeded expectations.  
 
Photo shows the visit of the CHED evaluation team composed of Technical Panel Chair Dr. Purita Bilbao with members Dr. Alice Panares and Dr. Larry Gabao.