This course includes both the content and the pedagogy of the mother tongue as well as its underlying theoretical assumptions and frameworks that support its being a foundation for learning of the additional languages of Filipino and English and developing stronger literacy skills of learners. The subject matter content includes the structure of the mother tongue as a language, literature in the mother tongue, methods and techniques of teaching the language, development of instructional materials and assessment. Ultimately, the course will develop prospective teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge of the mother tongue which is necessary for the effective implementation of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Program of the Department of Education.