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
  • 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

Bureau of Alternative Education

Serves as the focal office for the implementation of the ALS programs of DepEd and shall have

powers and functions to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the ALS programs.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Policy and Quality Assurance Division
  3. Program Management and Systems Development Division

Indigenous Peoples Education Office

Focuses on the specific requirements to deliver basic education to indigenous people.

Literacy Coordinating Council

Private Education Office

The PEO shall take the lead in all matters pertaining to private education lodged in the Central Office pursuant to DepEd’s mandate of reasonable supervision and regulation over private educational institutions.