New Era University

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New Era University Integrated School
Unibersidad ng Nueva Era Integradong Paaralan
New Era University.svg
University seal.
Motto "Godliness is the foundation of knowledge.
Established June 17, 1975
Type Private,Non Sectarian
Religious affiliation Iglesia ni Cristo
President Nilo L. Rosas
Students approximately 30,000 up
Location Quezon City, Metro Manila,  Philippines
Colors Green, White, Red             
Nickname New Era Hunters, Erans
Mascot Hunter
Affiliations Iglesia Ni Cristo, NAASCU, PAASCU, ACSCUAA
Website www.neu.edu.ph

New Era University (NEU) is a private educational institution in the Philippines, run by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC). Its main campus located at No. 9 Central Avenue, New Era, Quezon City, in the Central Office Complex of the INC. It has several branches around the Philippines, including one in San Fernando City, Pampanga, in Lipa City, Batangas, in General Santos City, South Cotabato and in Bocaue, Bulacan (Opening is on October 2014 It also manages and operates the Ciudad de Victoria property in Bocaue and Santa Maria, Bulacan where its sprawling campus will be erected.

Founded in June 17, 1975, it was known as the New Era Educational Institute, and was located in Echague, Quiapo, Manila, along Carlos Palanca St. It initially offered only secondary education (high school) but later expanded in 1977 to serve technical and vocational courses under its Center for Livelihood and Skills Training (CLST). It also offers graduate (i.e. master's and doctoral) programmes.

In 1981, it was renamed New Era College after the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS) granted collegiate status, and later in June 1995, to its present name, New Era University, when the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted university status.

It is run by the INC for the educational needs of the members although it does accept enrollments from non-INC members as well. Under the university umbrella, it runs the College of Evangelical Ministry, where INC trains male members to become ministers.

Other colleges include: The College of Engineering and Technology, College of Nursing, College of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education,College of Music, College of Law and School of Graduate Studies, and the new College Medicine and New Courses BS Real Estate Management, BS Criminology and College of Computer Studies.

History[edit]

Beginning as the New Era Educational Institute (NEEI) in June 1975, the school offered secondary education in a building purchased by the Iglesia Ni Cristo in Quiapo, Manila. Twenty-three teachers and 466 students pioneered the school’s operation.

On June 1977, NEEI was formally incorporated under Republic Act 1459 as a private non-stock, non- sectarian, non-profit educational institution aiming to develop academic excellence, professional responsibility, and social awareness founded on genuine Christian principles.

During the school year 1977-1978, NEEI offered vocational and technical courses under the Non-Formal Education Program.

In 1978, the Collegiate Department opened in Diliman, Quezon City occupying the third and fourth floors of the Evangelical College building. The first and second levels served as the training center of the Church for would-be ministers. Twelve collegiate courses were initially offered: Bachelor of Arts (AB) major in Economics and in Mass Communications, Bachelor of Science (BS) major in Psychology, BS Industrial Education, BSBA Management, BSBA Banking & Finance, BSBA Marketing and the two-year Junior Secretarial Course. In the field of Engineering and Technology, BS Civil Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, BS Electronics & Communications Engineering, BS Management & Industrial Engineering, and BS Mechanical Engineering were offered.

In 1981, NEEI assumed the name New Era College (NEC) after it was granted recognition by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

In 1982, NEC held its first commencement exercises and conferred the degrees of Bachelor of Science (major in Psychology), BS Industrial Education, and BS Business Administration on twelve graduates.

The Graduate School was established during the school year 1983-1984 offering the course Master of Arts in College Teaching. The programme on Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education also started this year.

In 1984, NEC opened its Pre-school and Elementary Department.

On May 10, 1986, the new and permanent campus of New Era College along St. Joseph Street, Milton Hills, New Era, Quezon City was inaugurated. In view of the then peace and order situation surrounding the vicinity of the Manila Campus, the High School Department and Non-Formal Education unit transferred to the new campus in New Era, Quezon City. This brought together all the departments of the college under the roof of the new four-storey building.

In 1994, NEC established branches in City of San Fernando, Pampanga and in General Santos City. During the school year 1997-1998, these extensions started offering high school education as first year classes were opened initially. On June 5, 1998, the General Santos City branch inaugurated its very own campus in a half-hectare land area.

On June 30, 1995, the college was granted university status by the Commission on Higher Education. The school was officially named New Era University.

The New Era University started a year-long Silver Jubilee celebration with the inauguration of the NEU Lipa City campus on a sprawling four-hectare land in Brgy. Marawoy on May 5, 2000.

The Lipa City campus has four buildings, including two five-storey edifices, built on a total land area of 27, 687 sq. meters in Villa San Jose, Marawoy, Lipa City. It initially offered Pre-School and Elementary Education.

The New Era University College of Law opened in June 2000 after the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) granted it a permit to operate for the first year level of the course. The opening coincided with the 25th anniversary of NEU, which was established in 1975.

Inspired by the attainment of university status and motivated by the challenge of excellence in education, New Era University submitted itself to voluntary accreditation. In 1996, the Association of Christian Schools and Colleges Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSC-AAI) granted Level 1 accreditation to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). On the same year, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities - Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA) awarded Level 1 accreditation to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Education (CEd), and College of Business Education and Administration (CBEA). SGS and CEd both attained level 2 accreditation in 1997. The Elementary, Pre-school and High School Departments were awarded Level 1 accreditation in 1998 while CAS and CBEA qualified for Level 2 accreditation in 1999.

After another accreditation visit, the Pre-school, Elementary and High School Departments were given Level 2 recognition.

The peacefulness, orderliness, brotherly love and reverence for the words of God that govern the day to day order of things in the school inspire the development and maximization of the students’ potentials in different fields. The Elementary Department and the High School Department have garnered laurels in creative and journalistic writing competitions in quiz bees, in the performing arts, and even in sports. A most notable achievement was when an NEU school grader won in the United Nations Population Fund International Poster Making Competition held in New York, U.S.A.

The College Department has also produced its own breed of achievers. The NEU varsity teams have contributed players to the Philippines’ national volleyball and basketball teams, as well as to the Philippine Amateur Basketball League. NEU engineering graduates have placed in the top ten list of engineering board examinations. NEU made news in the national scene when one of its graduates garnered the number one post in the 1992 Professional Board Examination for Teachers taken by 142, 133 examinees nationwide. The Accountancy program of the College of Business Education and Administration has also performed well in the CPA board examinations.

Side by side with its academic functions, NEU also fulfills its socio-civic responsibility towards the larger community that lies beyond its walls. The students, faculty and staff members, and administrators all do their share in conducting community extension service. A very impressive project is the Balik-Aral program for out-of-school youth conducted by NEU in close coordination with the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) and the Iglesia Ni Cristo Social Services Department. This Program brings classes for the out-of-school youth right in their own vicinity using the local facilities of the Church, the expertise of NEU-trained teachers and the teaching-learning modules from the DECS.

The BS Medicine (College of Medicine), College of Crimnology, BS Real Estate Management & College of Computer Studies was opened.

Ciudad de Victoria was opened also in 2014 with Philippine Arena, Philippine Sports Stadium, Philippine Sports Center, NEU Bocaue Branch, EGM Medical Center.

But EGM Convention Center was moved beside of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation Building and New INC Museum

Additional information[edit]

National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU), which is an athletic association of colleges and universities in the Philippines, established in 2001. The University is a member of Philippine Association for Technological Education (PATE). Intent on widening its network with universities, SEAMEO INNOTECH signed a Memorandum of Understanding with New Era University. Hudyat is the official student publication of New Era University, published in English and Filipino.

Developments[edit]

New Era University bus, San Fernando City, Pampanga

New Era University submitted itself to voluntary accreditation. Today, four programs of the University enjoy Level II step 1 reaccreditation with the benefit of full curricular deregulation (Master of Arts in Education, Business Education and Administration courses, Arts and Sciences Courses, and Education Courses).

The students, faculty and staff members, and administration conduct community extension services.[1] The Balik-Aral Program for out-of-school youths is conducted by NEU in coordination with the Department of Education Culture and Sports, now the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Iglesia ni Cristo Social Services Department. This programme brings classes for the out-of-school youth right in their own vicinity using the local facilities of the Church, the expertise of NEU-trained teachers and the teaching-learning modules from DepEd.

With the CHED implementation of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) in June 2002, NEU received commendations from town mayors and community leaders for its implementation of all three NSTP components: Literacy Training Service, Community Welfare Service Training, and Reserved Office Training Corps.[2]

New Era University will soon have its own University Sports Complex and stadium on its Bocaue Campus being built as part of Philippine Arena complex in Ciudad de Victoria at Bocaue, Bulacan. It will also establish two more colleges---College of Medicine and College of Architecture.

Academic Highlights[edit]

Inspired by the attainment of university status and motivated by the challenge of excellence in education, New Era University submitted itself to voluntary accreditation. Today, four programmes of the University enjoy Level II step 1 reaccredidation with the benefit of full curricular deregulation (Master of Arts in Education, Business Education and Administration courses, Arts and Sciences Courses, and Education Courses).

Side by side with its academic functions, NEU also fulfills its socio-civic responsibility towards the larger community that lies beyond its walls. The students, faculty and staff members, and administration all do their share in conducting community extension services. Another project is the Balik-Aral Programme for out-of- school youths conducted by NEU in close coordination with the Department of Education Culture and Sports, now the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Iglesia ni Cristo Social Services Department. This programme brings classes for the out-of-school youth right in their own vicinity using the local facilities of the Church, the expertise of NEU-trained teachers and the teaching-learning modules from DepEd.

With the CHED implementation of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) in June 2002, NEU received commendations from town mayors and community leaders for its implementation of all three NSTP components: Literacy Training Service, Community Welfare Service Training a, and Reserved Office Training Corps.

In April 2013, the New Era Junior Marketing Association (NEJMA) under College of Business Administration was hailed as the country's top junior marketing association and most outstanding organization of the year by the Philippine Junior Marketing Association (PJMA) marking as the inaugural winner of prestigious Marketista Awards 2013 which also organized by PJMA. This is the first time since 2002 that New Era University toppled out some top contenders for the title beating De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo De Manila University and University of the Philippines.

The Departments[edit]

  • Basic Education (K to 12 Curriculum)
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Communication
  • College of Computer Studies
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Technology
  • College of Evangelical Ministry
  • College of Law
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Music
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • University Library
  • University Registrar
  • Center of Research, Evaluation & Development
  • Human Resource Department
  • Guidance and Counseling Center
  • Student Affairs Office
  • Computer Services Department
  • Community Extension Services
  • Sports Department
  • Health Department
  • Special Education
  • Technical Education and Skill Development Center
  • National Service Training Program
  • Information Office
  • Office of Student Discipline
  • Property Office
  • Bldg. Administration Department
  • Horticulture and Landscaping
  • Vantage Education Management
  • Alternative Learning System
  • Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program
  • Auditing Office
  • Finance Office
  • Accounting Office

Basic Education (K-12)[edit]

  • Nursery
  • Kindergarten
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


School of Graduate Studies[edit]

  • MAED Major Programmes
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Educational Technology
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Reading Education
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Environmental Education
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Science Education
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Educational Management
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Educational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Guidance and Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Language Education
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Filipino
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Mathematics Education
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Social Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Special Education and Inclusive Education

  • MBA Major Programmes
  • Master in Business Administration, Major in Human Resource Management
  • Master in Business Administration, Major in Organizational Development

  • Ph.D. Major Programmes
  • Ph.D. in Education, Major in Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Education, Major in Instructional Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Education, Major in Early Childhood Education
  • Ph.D. in Education, Major in Guidance and Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Education, Major in Special Education and Inclusive Education
  • Ph.D. in Education, Major in Educational Management

College of Arts and Sciences[edit]

  • BS Psychology
  • BS Biology
  • AB Foreign Service
  • AB Mass Communication
  • AB Political Science
  • AB Economics

College of Business Administration[edit]

  • BS Accountancy 4 yrs
  • BS Financial Management
  • BS Legal Management
  • BS Marketing Management
  • BS Human Resource Development

College of Computer Studies[edit]

  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Information Systems
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Entertainment and Multimedia Computing

College of Education[edit]

  • BEEd General Education
  • BEEd Special Education
  • BEEd Major in Pre-school Education
  • BSEd English
  • BSEd Filipino
  • BSEd Social Studies
  • BSEd Mathematics
  • BS Technology and Livelihood Education

College of Engineering and Technology[edit]

  • BS Civil Engineering.
  • BS Electrical Engineering.
  • BS Electronics and Communication Engineering.
  • BS Industrial Engineering.
  • BS Mechanical Engineering.

College of Evangelical Ministry (CEM)[edit]

  • BAchelor of Evangelical Ministry - High School Level
  • Bachelor of Evangelical Ministry — College Level
  • Advance Study for Foreign Mission (ASFOM) — College Level

Foreign Languages Offered (High School):

  • Italian / Italiano
  • German / Deutsch
  • Mandarin / 国语
  • Nihongo / にほんご

Note: The foreign languages are randomly arranged. But they will get to study only one foreign language until they graduate from high school.

Foreign Languages Offered (ASFOM):

  • Italian / Italiano
  • German / Deutsch
  • Mandarin / 国语
  • Nihongo or Japanese / にほんご
  • Spanish / Español
  • Korean / 한국의
  • French / Français
  • And Other Languages

Note: These foreign languages are only available for ASFOM college students. Thus, the normal college BEM students don't get to learn a foreign language. If some normal college students had their high school years in the Ministry, luckily, they know at least one foreign language. If some ASFOM students, had their high school years in the Ministry, they must probably know two foreign languages (if he studied another language different from the language he studied in high school.) or if he hasn't changed the language that he studied since high school, they only know one foreign language.''

College of Law[edit]

  • Juris Doctor

College of Music[edit]

  • BM Major in Choral Conducting
  • BM Major in Music Education
  • BM Major in Piano
  • BM Major in Voice

College of Nursing[edit]

  • BS Nursing

College of Medicine[edit]

  • Doctor of Medicine

Other Courses[edit]

  • BS Criminology
  • BS Real Estate Management
  • BS Mass Communication (College of Communication)


Notable alumni[edit]

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