VISION

The Graduate School is an academic community of:

  • faculty members who share their experiences and expertise with students and colleagues, and who discover new knowledge and skills as they enrich their respective courses with subject-matter contents and teaching methodologies, and as they help students go through and complete their respective master’s degrees;
  • students who actively participate in the teaching-learning process; and
  • support staff who facilitate the teaching-learning process through managing logistics support, including physical facilities and equipment 

It is dedicated to quality management, teaching, and research. It envisions itself to be among the leading graduate schools in the Philippines in Educational Leadership and Management by the Year 2025.

MISSION

To achieve this Vision, the Graduate School shall:

  • offer academic programs in Master of Arts in Education, with majors in Educational Management and in Guidance and Counseling; and Master in Business Management;
  • employ only the most qualified administrators, faculty members and support staff. It continually endeavors to improve its facilities and equipment in support of its programs and objectives, such as the Library, classrooms, conference rooms, laboratories, information technology through computers, projectors, and software programs. It closely monitors the academic achievements of its students through academic advising, consultations and review programs;
  •  adopt not only the traditional methods of teaching such as lectures, class discussions, or written examinations, but also the more creative and meaningful teaching strategies of case discussions, projects, practicum/field assignments, and/or narratives, and IT approaches;
  • share its expertise not only through its academic program offerings, but also through memberships in professional organizations, and sponsorship or participation in seminars and lectures.

VALUES

The Graduate School puts premium in the value of Commitment and Integrity as administrators, faculty, staff, or students and adherence to the professed Vision-Mission-Values of both the institution of SFAC and of the Graduate School, itself.

It also emphasizes the values of Leadership, Management, and Social Responsibility, as embodied in its academic program offerings.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

The Graduate School offers three (3) Master’s programs:

Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management (MAEd-EdM)

A degree program where students can gain a deeper understanding on the managerial, supervisory, and instructional competencies towards a higher level of educational leadership.  The program provides a strong foundation on the concepts and theories in human development and learning, assessment quality and standards, and finance and resource management. It also allows students to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of curriculum development, supervision of instruction and school activities, and educational legislation.

    • Basic Courses 9 units
    • Major Courses 15 units
    • Elective Courses 6 units
    • Thesis Writing 9 units
      Total 39 units

Master of Arts in Education major in Guidance and Counseling (MAEd-GC)

A program designed to enhance knowledge and skills needed to address students’ academic, social, and career needs.  The program also aims to help students become competent professionals who are equipped with the necessary skills in working with individuals, couples, and families in different counseling settings.

    • Basic Courses 9 units
    • Major Courses 15 units
    • Elective Courses 6 units
    • Thesis Writing 9 units
      Total 39 units

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

A degree program that prepare students to easily adapt management environment that often involve research. It is designed to study specific business fields such as organization, marketing, accounting, finance, operations management, human resources and economics. The program requires students with business or its allied program or degrees in any field of specialization preferably with work experience.

Business or its Allied Programs

    • Foundation Courses 9 units
    • Business Major Courses 18 units
    • Integrating Courses 9 units
      Total 36 units

Non-Business Programs

    • Preparatory Courses 12 units
    • Foundation Courses 9 units
    • Business Major Courses 18 units
    • Integrating Courses 9 units
      Total
      48 units

A. Master of Arts in Education (major in Educational Management / major in Guidance and Counseling) Programs.

General Requirements:

  1. graduate of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (whether in Elementary or in Secondary Education) with a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 85% or General Point Average (GPA) of 2.25.
  2. at least two (2) years of teaching experiences;
  3. at least two (2) Recommendation Letters from Superiors;
  4. for graduates of non-education programs, eighteen (18) units of undergraduate professional education courses are required prior to admission; and
  5. for students from the public schools, a copy of the Study Permit is required for each of the semester/summer enrolment.

B. Master in Business Administration (Non-Thesis) Program

General Requirements:

  1. graduate of any Business Program or its Allied Program with a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 85% or General Point Average (GPA) of 2.25;
  2. preferably with two (2) years industry work experience;
  3. at least two (2) Recommendation Letters from Superior and Character Reference; and
  4. for graduates of non-business programs, twelve (12) units of business preparatory courses are required before acceptance to the regular master’s program.

C. Enrollment Procedures

For New Students

  1. Accomplish the following forms from the Graduate School Office: Application for Admission and Student Information Sheet (SIS).
  2. Submit the accomplished forms with the following attachments: 
    • Transcript of Records (TOR) from the school last attended. (TOR must be a copy for Saint Francis of Assisi College.)
    • Recommendation Letters
  3. Undergo an Interview with the Dean / Program Director.
  4. Upon approval for enrollment of the Dean / Program Director, secure Pre-Enrollment Form (PEF) from the Registrar’s Office.  Accomplish the PEF; refer to the List of Course Offerings to be enrolled.
  5. Submit the accomplished PEF for advising by the Program Director. Academic advising is based on the student’s Record of Academic Progress (RAP) and is a part of the Student’s Individual Folder (SIF) filed at the Registrar’s Office. 
  6. Submit the advised PEF to the Registrar’s Office for the issuance of the Certificate of Matriculation (CM) Form.
  7. Submit the CM for assessment and payment of fees to the Accounting Office for validation.
  8. After Payment of Fees, present validated CM to the Registrar’s Office for the issuance of valid blank course card per course enrolled.

For Old Students

  1. Secure Student Clearance from the Registrar’s Office and have it cleared by the indicated Offices.
  2. Submit accomplished Student Clearance to the Registrar’s Office for the issuance of the Pre-Enrollment Form (PEF).
  3. Accomplish the PEF; refer to the List of Course Offerings to be enrolled.
  4. Submit the accomplished PEF for advising of the Program Director. Academic advising is based on the student’s Record of Academic Progress (RAP) and is a part of the Student’s Individual Folder (SIF) filed at the Registrar’s Office. 
  5. Submit the advised PEF to the Registrar Office for the issuance of the Certificate of Matriculation (CM) Form.
  6. Submit the CM for assessment and payment of fees to the Accounting Office for validation.
  7. After Payment of Fees, present validated CM to the Registrar’s Office for the issuance of valid blank course card per course enrolled.