Department of Agricultural Education and Extension

The Department of Community Development and Extension (DCDEx), formerly Department of Community Development Education (DCDE) of the College of Education, is now with the College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS). BOR Resolution no. 43, s 2014, formalized DCDEx' integration into CAFS on July 26, 2014.

The department offers the degree of BSDE major in Agricultural Extension. The degree aims to produce young skilled extension agents for local government units, non-government organizations and private firms. The department also offers service courses for other departments. DCDEx is manned by four regular faculty members and two administrative staff.

Our Academic Staff

Rosario P. Abela, Ph.D.
Affiliate Faculty

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Milagros C. Bales, Ph.D.
Department Head
Professor III

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Fatima T. Baliña
Part-time Instructor

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Daniel A. Catibo
Part-time Instructor

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Virgelio C. Dargantes Jr.
Instructor I

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Jeanie Rose S. Deluza
Part-time Instructor

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Denmark L. Godmaling
Part-time Instructor

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Henry Y. Goltiano, Ph.D.
Professor IV

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Rosemarie B. Gonzaga
Instructor III

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Ana Martha C. Monsato
Instructor III

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Aiza C. Oracion, Ph.D. Candidate
Instructor I

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Karen Luz P. Yap, Ph.D.
Professor V

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Rosa Ophelia Velarde, Ph.D.
Affiliate Faculty

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Administrative Staffs & GTH Research Assistant

Maria Rosario C. Lipian

GTH Research Assistant

Aira M. Oraño


Juanito M. Rivera Jr.


Retired professor

Dr. Antonia Cecilia Y. Sandoval

About Us


  1. Produce highly competent change agents who will help hasten agricultural development in the region;
  2. Test and analyze extension approaches, strategies and techniques found to be effective in disseminating knowledge products for agricultural and rural development;
  3. Facilitate the dissemination of relevant information and technology to intended clients thru the utilization of various extension approaches and strategies; and
  4. Promote effectiveness, efficiency and productivity in the operation of activities in the department in conformity with the overall university system.


  1. To equip agricultural extension agents with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for them to be better and effective agents of change for agricultural and rural development;
  2. To assess the effectiveness of extension approaches, strategies and techniques for the improvement of rural communities;
  3. To help educate rural families by disseminating knowledge products suitable to their conditions; and
  4. To forge strong collaboration with various stakeholders for agricultural and rural development.

Career Opportunities

  • Community Development Officer (CDO)
  • Community Organizer
  • Farm Manager/Supervisor
  • Provincial / City / Municipal Agriculturist
  • GO's, NGO's, LGU's, and Private Agencies' Managerial Staff
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher


  • BSDE major in Agricultural Extension
  • BSDE major in Community Development (proposed)

The BS in Development Education is a result of the conversion of the existing Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development major in Agricultural Extension that caters to the current needs of the employment market. Change in the degree title with corresponding new courses was done in consultation with prospective employers of graduates. Since BSDE is a non-thesis course the students have to undergo field practice (internship program) for a period of three months in selected government agencies and private firms.


  • MS in Agricultural Extension
  • Master in Agricultural Development
  • PhD in Agricultural Extension (proposed)