BSEd in English in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Education major in English program (BSED-ENG) is designed to provide students with training for teaching English for both elementary and high school education, and prepare them to become qualified English teachers upon graduation.

Students who would like to be English teachers, need to take additional units to be qualified for the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

Admission requirements for BSEd major in English the Philippines


  • Must have recommendation from high school principal and guidance counsellor
  • Must have the Original copy of high school card (Form 138A)
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the College Entrance Examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of BSEd major in English program in the Philippines


The BSEd major in English takes 4 years to complete.

Subjects included in the BSEd major in English program


  • Basic Research Skills/English for specific purpose
  • Oral Communication/ Advanced speech class
  • Preparation and Evaluation of Materials
  • Introduction to Educational Technology
  • The Teaching of Listening and Reading
  • Language and Literature Assessment
  • Basic Communication and Study Skills
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Devered Developmental Reading
  • English and American Literature
  • Translation and Editing of Text
  • Remedial Instruction in English
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • The Teaching of Literature
  • Introduction to Literature
  • The Teaching of Speaking
  • Introduction to Stylistics
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Speech and Stage Arts
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Afro-Asian Literature
  • Structure of English
  • Language Research
  • The Great Works
  • Literary Criticism
  • Creative Writing
  • Field Study

Licensure examination required in order to practice as English teachers in the Philippines


A graduate of BSEd major in English needs to pass Licensure Examination for Teachers in order to practice as teachers in the Philippines. The examination is given by the Board of Professional Teachers under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Requirements for the Licensure Examination for Teachers


  • Must be a holder of a degree in BSEd in English with academic credits on required subjects from a university recognized by the Philippine government.
  • Must have a copy of the Transcript of Records with Special order and date of graduation with remarks “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY”
  • Must not have any case filed or pending for moral turpitude in any court in the Philippines that involves moral turpitude
  • Must have an original copy of community tax certificate (cedula)
  • Must have a copy of the NSO authenticated birth certificate
  • Must be of good health and sound mind
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must be a Filipino Citizen

Career opportunities for graduates of BSEd major in English in the Philippines


  • English Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Call Center Agent
  • Customer service jobs
  • English Tutor
  • Technical Writer
  • Online Writer
  • Proofreader
  • Editor
  • Academician
  • Researcher

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Reviews of BSEd in English graduates:

E. J.
◈ Studied BSE in English
◈ At Philippine Normal University
◈ Graduated 2014

list bulletWhy did I choose BSEd in English: Because English is the subject where I excelled the most during high school. Aside from that, I liked to follow the footsteps of my grandfather and grandmother who were teachers themselves. We are actually a family of teachers.

list bulletAbout my college education: I have learned various pedagogical strategies and techniques on how to teach English. Not only that, we were taught how to use literature as a springboard for teaching as well. Because that is the reason why we are branded as English teachers, not literature teachers.

The most useful things that I have learned and probably the subject which I enjoyed the most are Literary Criticism, and my pedagogical subject namely: Teaching Writing, Teaching Grammar, Teaching and Testing Literature, Teaching Writing, and Teaching Listening and Speaking.

The exams are dependent on the way how my professors make their exams so the difficulty is whether their testing styles is different from your learning style/the way you review your lessons. None of my batch mates shifted to another course but some dropped out because of financial difficulties.

list bulletMy current job: I don't have a job yet.
I am reviewing for the upcoming Licensure Examination for Teachers.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Try to read books as early as today, especially the classics. It will be easier to make occasional papers and such if you are a wide reader. Aside from that, you should have the patience to pursue what you really want to be and that is to become an English teacher!
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