Major in LGA
Local Administration Program through Distance Education (LAPDE) is a graduate program designed to assist Local Governments particularly in the improvement of their administrative capability.
A ladder type curriculum is followed in the program enabling the student to get first a Diploma in Local Government Administration and eventually a Master in Development Administration.
- Enhance resource development.
- Provide continuing education opportunities to employees who cannot leave their jobs or homes for full-time studies.
- Help in the professionalization of local government employees.
Personnel, employees and officials of local government units, government and non-government organizations, people’s organization and other public and private agencies.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION
A student enrolled in the program will be given a learning package (Modules) to read and to work on. He/she can choose any of the three modes of learning.
- Group Paced Learning. Students follow a fixed class schedule at least once to twice a month on Saturdays to meet their tutors for discussion, seminars, symposia, and/or conferences to enrich their learning experience. Students are expected to submit written assignments, and sit in supervised examinations at the University.
- Self-Paced or Individualized. A student is provided with his/her own tutor and a class schedule. Modules, independent researches and other instructional materials are laid down by the tutors who help the student enhance his/her knowledge, skills and attitudes. The student is required to visit the University as scheduled.
- Online Learning. A student is provided with his/her own tutor online and a class schedule. Tutors utilize an open source learning management system (LMS) as virtual classroom and other communication tools available today. The student may process his/her requirements and exams via online.