Institute of Science Education

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About Institute of Science Education

The MSU-Institute of Science Education (MSU-ISED), formerly Science Training (STC), has been established by virtue of BOR res. # 871 series of 1974. This resolution stipulates that the Center be under the supervision of the College of Arts and Sciences and is authorized to offer pre-service and graduate degrees.

At its inception, the unit offered DOST-assisted programs at the Certificate of Teaching Level. In 1980, the Center started operating as a separate unit of the University. The STC director, cognizant of poor preparation of high school graduates in Marawi City proposed for the establishment of a Science High School (SHS), whose concentration is in the Sciences and Mathematics. This was approved by the BOR in 1979 and was implemented in SY 1980-1981. Thus, the MSU-SHS came to be under the management of STC. The MSU-SHS has become well known for its excellence and quality education, when its graduates topped SASE, DOST exams and passed with flying colors state exams like UPCAT, PMA, and others. As mandated by BOR Res. No. 17, 2001, the center has been renamed. Last June 29, 2001, it launched its new name as the Institute of Science Education (ISED).

ISED continues to offer its regular MST and CPT programs: Master of Science in Teaching (MST) major in Physical Science, Elementary Science, Elementary Mathematics, General Science; and CPT programs major in High School Mathematics, Elementary Science, General Science, and Elementary Science and Mathematics. In the future, it would open its other programs such as MST Physics, MST Chemistry, MST Environmental Education, MST High School Math and Ph.D. Science Education major in Chemistry.

The MSU-ISED also manages the Regional Science Teaching Center (RSTC). This is one of the 16 RSTCs in the country, which serves as the implementing arm of the DOST-SEI and its endeavors to improve Science and Mathematics education in the country. 

In pursuing the mission, the MSU- Institute of Science Education aspires to become a leading institution of science and mathematics education deeply committed to the training and development of teachers, students and people in the MINSUPALA region.


In pursuing the vision, The Institute of Science and Education aims to strengthen and to revitalize its regional capabilities committed to the development and empowerment of the total person through excellent, relevant, responsive and effective academic and extension programs, material production and researches.


MSU-Institute of Science Education

  1. To be vehicle in achieving national goals of Science and Math Education through instruction, research and extension.
  2. To gear Science and Technology education towards the promotion of socio-cultural, moral, economic and ecological development through instruction, research and extension.
  3. Improve the teacher’s competence and leadership capabilities in instructional and research endeavors.
  4. To inculcate and integrate in its graduate and secondary programs Filipino values of commitment, self-reliance and discipline to love of country, dedication to service, love of ecological entity.
  5. To provide access to Science and Mathematics education through formal and non-formal system in the country.
  6. To establish linkage with other academic and semi-academic units of the system, DepEd, DOST, and other GO’s and national and international sectors in the promotion and improvement of Science and Technology Education.
  7. To advance knowledge through research works and apply new knowledge of improving the quality of human life, and responding effectively to changing social needs and conditions.
  8. To support activities and alternative delivery program for science and math education in cooperation with GO’s and NGO’s.
  9. To provide technical assistance in the implementation of Science and Math education activities and projects in the elementary, high schools, and communities within the service area.
  10. To provide a system of continuing education through the establishment of Radio-TV network and finally launching the classroom on the air program, supplemented with the mobile audio-visual units.

MSU-ISED Regional Science Teaching Center

  1. To serve as RSTC of Science and Mathematics teachers for in-service and pre-service teaching with its identified service areas namely: Marawi City, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, and Lanao del Sur I and II, Ozamis City, Tangub City, Oroguieta City, and Misamis Occidental.
  2. To undertake promotion wotk to encourage more quality students to take pre-service education programs for science and mathematics.
  3. To develop science education programs for possible funding of local and foreign cooperating agencies.
  4. To conduct science education training programs according to identified regional needs.
  5. To conduct researches in the field of science and mathematics.
  6. To provide technical assistance in the implementation of science education activities in the network of high schools as coordinated by node institution.
  7. To provide leadership role in science and mathematics activities in cooperation with DepEd, DOST, and other regional government offices.
  8. To conduct science education projects for the communities within its service area.
  9. To develop instructional materials appropriate to local situation.
  10. To cooperate in the sharing/pooling of resources with other RSTCs within the bounds of the school existing regulations and policies.
  11. To provide data to SEI and among network members to facilitate information exchange.
  12. To cooperate with and provide SEI with the needed information relevant to the various programs and projects implemented in for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  13. To serve as clearing house of science and mathematics pograms and activities.


  • Nafisah M. AbdulrachmanAssistant Professor IV
  • Hannah P. AbdulmalikAssistant Professor IV
  • Jocelyn P. AmanAssociate Professor V
  • Bartolome L. CagasProfessor VI
  • Salamah B. IndadProfessor II
  • Elein S. LandaAssistant Professor IV
  • Inoray G. LatipAssociate Professor V
  • Sonny M. MagnoAssociate Professor V
  • Caen Grace S. NiangaAssistant Professor III
  • Shaha D. MustaphaAssociate Professor III
  • Norolayn K. SaidAssociate Professor V
  • Gerald S. LuceroComputer Technician I
  • Benjie S. LuceroAdministrative Aide IV
  • Victor C. ArnejoAdministrative Aide II
  • Gina L. BelandalAdministrative Aide II
  • Nurlailah R. MangurunAdministrative Aide IV
  • Limod M. PanggagaAdministrative Aide IV
  • Nasser M. PanggagaWatchman II

Offered Course

  • Ph.D. in Science Education (Mathematics)
  • Ph.D. in Science Education (Biology)
  • Master of Science in Teaching General Science
  • Master of Science in Teaching Elementary Science
  • Master of Science in Teaching Elementary Mathematics
  • Master of Science Education in Secondary Mathematics

Contact Details

MSU-ISED Graduate Studies Department

MSU-Institute of Science Education
Mindanao State University
Marawi City, Philippines


Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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MSU ISED celebrates its 48th Founding Anniversary

The Institute of Science Education of MSU-Marawi celebrated its foundation day on March 19-21, 2023 with the theme: “MSU ISED @48: Bravely Crossing New Borders to Uphold Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education in the Next Normal”. The Science High School and Graduate Studies students, together with the ISED faculty, staff, and even Sci HS alumni, all participated in several fun activities, including parade, ball games, literary, and musical extraganza, to come together as one institute, one ISED. The Institute of Science Education has been the forefront for Science and Mathematics Education ever since its inception in the year 1974. It houses two departments: Science High School department and Graduate Studies department.

Happy foundation day, ISED!

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Why Study Here?

The Institute of Science Education offers Science and Mathematics Education graduate programs. It offers two (2) Ph.D. programs and four (4) Master’s program.