Curriculum and Instruction Functions

Curriculum and Instruction ensures that the organization focuses on the delivery of a relevant, responsive, and effective basic education curriculum around which all other strands and offices provide support.

Bureau of Curriculum Development

  • Develops and manages the national education policy framework on curriculum development and management for the Department.
  • Develops national curriculum standards for basic education.
  • Designs and develops special curriculum programs appropriate for all types of learners.
  • Formulates policies and guidelines relevant to the management, contextualization and localization of the curriculum.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Curriculum Standards Division
  3. Special Curricular Programs Division

Bureau of Learning Delivery

  • Develops and manages the national education policy framework on learning management and delivery for all types of learners including those with special needs.
  • Develops standards for learning management and delivery systems that consider diversity of learners and their contexts.
  • Designs learning management and delivery models for different learning groups / types of learners in accordance with the learning system where the learners are engaged.
  • Sets the policies and guidelines for co-curricular activities that are supportive of the curricular programs.
  • Develops and manages the training and development program for the teaching personnel in coordination with the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP).

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Teaching and Learning Division
  3. Student Inclusion Division
    • Madrasah Education Office
      Focuses on the recipients of the Madrasah Education curricular and co-curricular programs.
    • Indigenous Peoples (IP) Education Office
      Focuses on the specific requirements to deliver basic education to indigenous people.
    • Education for Learners with Special Needs Office (ELSNO)
      Focuses on the specific requirements to deliver basic education to learners with special needs.

Bureau of Education Assessment

  • Develops and manages the national education policy for educational assessment and quality assurance (QA).
  • Establishes policies, standards and guidelines relevant to assessment and quality assurance of curriculum and learning delivery processes.
  • Links with international/national agencies for networking and benchmarking relevant to educational assessment and education research.
  • Advocates and promotes the use of assessment, QA and education research results for policy recommendations, review and enhancement of the curriculum and other related processes.
  • Defines the focus, direction and framework of education research for the Curriculum and Instruction Strand.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Education Assessment Division
  3. Education Research Division

Bureau of Learning Resources

  • Develops and manages the national education policy framework on learning resources development and management for the Department.
  • Formulates policies, standards, and guidelines for the design, development, evaluation, production, and utilization of learning resources across all levels of the organization.
  • Formulates policies, standards, and guidelines on the acquisition, allocation, procurement, and equitable distribution of learning resources across all levels of the organization.
  • Conducts research and monitors and evaluates learning resource needs and use for continuous improvement.
  • Provides learning resources aligned to the curriculum and supportive of the various curriculum programs and modes of delivery, including those for learners with special needs.
  • Establishes and maintains systems that promote and support access to quality learning resources online and offline.
  • Ensures the sustainable and efficient operation of the Center for Learning Resources.
  • Provides access to quality assured learning resources.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Learning Resources Production Division
  3. Learning Resources Quality Assurance Division