CAMPUS BRIEF HISTORY
Pangasinan State University opened as Bayambang Normal School (BNS), a secondary level institution that produced public school teachers needed by the country in 1925.
After its temporary closure due to worldwide economic crisis in the 1930s, it reopened as Pangasinan Normal School (PNS). PNS served the nation by producing competent teachers and by catering to the needs of the world for it demonstrated how various government and private agencies would work in synergy to promote functional literacy, to strengthen community organization and to empower the people to work in community projects; hence it became the seat of the Philippine UNESCO National Community Training Center in 1954. The establishment of the preschool education in the 1950s made the PNS a pioneer provider of preschool education in the entire Philippines.
In 1969, PNS was converted to a college states under the name of Central Luzon Teachers College (CLTC) – the first college in region I that dynamically pursued the mandate of a normal school. Continuing education of trained teachers became one of the CLTC’s thrusts. A joint program with the Bureau of Public Schools in 1971 prompted the school to offer Master of Arts in Teaching, which was then expanded to include other curricular offerings; to wit, educational administration, guidance and counselling and elementary agriculture among others.
To decentralize centers for higher learning and to address the issue on the growing number of college entrants in Metro Manila, Pangasinan State University was established. With the birth of PSU, CLTC was integrated into the system; thus, it became PSU College of Teacher Education (PSU CE).
To date, the Campus continues to play the stellar role in producing professionals in various disciplines and serve as the center for evolving and experimenting new trends in teacher education. It now offers new programs: the Bachelor of Science in Information and Communications Technology (BSICT) which started ins SY 2001-2002 as per BOR Resolution No. 45 s 1998; Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) SY 2002-2003 as per BOR Resolution No. 30 s 2002; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) SY 2004-2005 as per BOR Resolution No. 21 s 2003; bachelor in Public Administration (BPA) and Bachelor of Arts in English (ABE) SY 2005-2006 as per BOR Resolution No. 23 s 2003 and BOR Resolution No. 19 s 1996 respectively; and Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSBM) SY 2006-2007 as per BOR Resolution No. 25 s 2003. Moreover, since School Year 2002-2003, evening classes have been held on self-liquidating basis to accommodate working students and those beyond the quota for regular classes. This is in response for the greater access and affordable education especially the marginalized sector in our society. Since the first semester of SY 2006-2007, only non-licensure degree programs have been offered in evening.