Testimonials of Bachelor of Elementary Education Graduates from the Philippines

C. M.
◈ Studied BEEd in Special Education
◈ At St. Scholastica's College
◈ Graduated 2014

list bulletWhy did I choose BEEd in Special Education:
Because it was my passion to teach students, especially the people with special needs.

list bulletAbout my college education:
At first, it was difficult but I realized that I should know my priorities to have a degree. St. Scho taught me that prayer doesn't work on it's own it requires hard work. The course curriculum trained me to be a teacher who is flexible and can prepare a creative output. St. Scho also helped me to improve my communication and social skills. Responsibility is also required to pass the course for it demands quality works, comprehensive exams, and useful research.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a teacher in one of the schools in BF Parañaque and I am planning to be a member of Advocata, an organization that advocates that students with special needs are functional to the society.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Yes, I can apply all the theories and strategies that st. Scholasticas equipped us.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
2-3 weeks

list bulletDo I recommend studying BEEd in Special Education:
Employment opportunities for special educators are scattered all over the country. It takes courage and patience to find a suitable job. Being an educator is about balancing time and budget for monthly expenses for the salary is not that big as other companies can offer. Though, teaching is a very very very tiring job for it demands your time even if the office hours is done but it the end of the day, it is worth it and you can feel something that is very unexplainable. Lastly, teaching is like teaching future leaders to build the society for betterment. It is incomparable job as other for you face young people instead of computers.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Being a special education student is not easy as other courses, for it needs a passion and patience to teach students with special needs. I will discourage you to take the course if the only reason is that the salary in the other country is thrice the regular compensation rate of a teacher in the Philippines. Being an special education student is also being a part of advocacy that we all equal and we have equal rights to be educated with or without special needs.
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B. M.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Arellano University In Pasig
◈ Graduated 2003

list bulletWhy did I choose Elementary Education:
I always wanted to be a teacher and teach young minds.

list bulletAbout my college education:
I learned different techniques on how to teach kids, what teaching approach should I use for different kinds of kids. My favorite subject was Psychology, this subject helps me understand how people think, how my students think, how they react to my teachings in that way I can adjust myself. For me the most difficult subject was Math, ever since, I am not that good in Math, numbers make me dizzy. Passing the exams is easy if you really study well.

If you want to succeed in this course, you need to have a positive attitude and be focused. Set your goals and be the best in what you do.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a public school teacher for grade 5 students. I teach History, English and P.E.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
The most helpful subject for me is Psychology. I learned how to handle kids who are talkative, naughty and attention seeker. It helps me how to act and how to discipline my students the right way.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
7 months. I still reviewed for the board exam.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
I highly recommend this course. This is a very fulfilling career. You can help mold young minds. You can be part of what they will become and it feels so good. The future depends on you.

But sad to say, this is not a high paying job. If you still want to be a teacher but wants a high salary, my suggestions is go try your luck teaching abroad.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
If you are considering this course, make sure that teaching is your passion, you love kids and you should be very very patient.
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G. J.
◈ Studied BEEd in Special Education
◈ At Mindanao University Of Science And Technology
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy did I choose BEEd in Special Education:
I was doing a research on which work can be in demand for the next four years. Practically sharing some information, Special Education graduates are easily hired around the world with higher currency salary fee. Special Education also is newest to my hearing at that time. I was sure that I don't have the heart to teach children with special needs but still tried my luck for the rewards I might get after graduating the course.

list bulletAbout my college education:
My course was quite theoretical mentioning the SpEd here in the Philippines is based from America. We were more into theories during the first two years, and the last two years were more into application.

Most of the subjects are difficult but research can be be very difficult. Doing research is way too unlikely from doing reports or studying given information. Research requires skills that are to be studied, time, effort, money, patience, advisers and personal discipline to finish it.

Passing the exams was not that difficult if you are really studying, even you only have a few of books as your resource. My batch mates were intelligent and competitive people. Everyone was more encouraged to study knowing that other departments treated education students who has the easiest subjects.

list bulletMy current job:
Montessori Elementary Guide

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Job-hunting
AusAid (Job Enabling English Proficiency)
Interpersonal Skills

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
1 month

list bulletDo I recommend studying BEEd in Special Education:
I can only recommend BEED-SPEC to the people who have a really in-depth understanding about children with special needs. Patience can be one of the necessary skills.

BEED-SPED teachers can earn from 7k-9k as starting. Different places has different rates.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Do not be bookish. Go out and look for a place where you can volunteer as a SpEd teacher or as an assistant. Always remember that education does not prepare you for life for it is life itself as qouted by John Dewey. Educate yourself in many ways as you can. Stay hungry for knowledge!
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A. T.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Wesleyan University
◈ Graduated 2005

list bulletAbout my college education:
Taking up the course BEED was just merely following my mom's choice, although I was confident that I could be a nurse, accountant or engineer instead (if not for poor financial status atleast) . Having internship and Taking practice teaching was the most challenging part of the course. It takes a lot of patience and industry in dealing with different characteristics of pupils. It is in this time that you will learn to understand the nature of the work. To succeed this course, you have to be patient, industrious, and eager to learn new things. Your interpersonal skills is necessary too.

list bulletMy current job:
I am happily teaching grade VI in a public school since August 2008.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
The teaching methods and strategies I learned from college are very beneficial and yes, I am using it at present. Although it is very clear that there is quite different when I am really on the field of teaching compared to when I was just studying them.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Two weeks after graduation, I became a teacher at KUMON LEARNING CENTER, Cabanatuan until May 2007. I became a Provincial Local School Board Teacher on August 2007-March 2008.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
I would recommend taking BEED as a course since the government is in need of teachers especially that they are now implementing the k12 program which will hire more teachers in the field. The feeling of fulfillment felt after the success of your pupil is really incomparable. Being a teacher makes you live simple and decent.
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J. V.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Palawan State University - Coron Campus
◈ Graduated 2013

list bulletWhy did I choose Elementary Education:
I have chosen this particular course is because I love to communicate, share knowledge and I really have the passion to teach. It was my dream to be a teacher that's why this is the only course In my mind when I entered college.

list bulletAbout my college education:
I have learned a lot from this course, but the best thing Ive learned which I can use everywhere is my communication skills.

Most of our batch-mates didn't took the review center including myself, but then we confidently took the exam, that's because our teachers are giving us more time for self review and intensive mock exam.
On our batch nobody shift courses, actually many students who are enrolled in Tourism or HRM were moving to Education.

The course is not that difficult, all you need is patience, hard work for studies, time management so you can always submit the requirements ahead of time. Specially if the final demonstration are fast approaching.

list bulletMy current job:
I'm a preschool teacher since 2013.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
The best thing that iv'e learned in college which I can bring anywhere, is the skills of communicating to people.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I already secured my job before the graduation.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Yes I would strongly recommend this course, specially if you have very good command with the students. The schools are looking for teachers who is very enthusiastic in teaching yet very good in discipline too.

Fresh graduates in private schools usually earn 9,000-12,000, depends on the school and location.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
If you want to take elementary education you should be very sure that you really want to teach because you need a lot of patience specially you are dealing with 6-12 years old children, you should be very understanding and know how to meet their needs at the middle, specially they didn't came from the same family. So it's a big PATIENCE...
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Marilyn Marquez Mercado
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Philippine Normal University
◈ Graduated 2004

list bulletAbout my college education:
I don't want to give people doubt on why I chose to take up education but given a chance, I would have taken Mass Communication. It's just that due to finacial constraint that I landed in PNU. College years were years of struggle. There came a time where I only eat banana que. It was also during those times that my mother was confined at the hospital and she was comatosed.

To succeed as a student, you must have a determination to finish the course. My family has been my inspiration not give up.

list bulletMy current job:
I am currently teaching in a public elementary school in Las Pinas where I also graduated way back 1996.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Yes. My university taught me a lot of things about teaching and I'm applying it in my workplace.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
PNUans won't find it hard looking for a job since Philippine Normal University is dubbed as "Center for Excellence". I had my first job after graduation as an English teacher in a private school.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
In terms of employment, there are lots of opportunities waiting for you. As they said, "Hanggat may bata, may teacher."

You have to have a PASSION for TEACHING. Remember that TO TEACH IS TO TOUCH. You have the ability to make a difference in the lives of your students.
Anyone who dares to teach must never cease to learn. Once a teacher, always a learner.

In terms of salary:
The Philippine government should give more attention to the condition of the salary of public school teachers. We are kinda overworked but underpaid, I must say. That's why there are lots of good teachers who choose to go abroad wherein you can have as much as P300,000/month.
How tempting as it seems but I choose to stay here in the Philippines because I knew in my heart that I'm needed here in our own country to make a difference in the lives of the pupils I got to teach.
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C. M.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Arellano University In Pasig
◈ Graduated 2002

list bulletWhy did I choose Elementary Education:
I wanted to follow the footsteps on my mother. She is a school teacher.

list bulletAbout my college education:
I learned how to teach children Math, English, History, Arts. I learned how to be a good communicator and motivator. During my college days, I struggled a lot on the Thesis it is because during that time I work part time on a fast-food chain. The most useful things I learned was how to be sensitive on student's needs, how to be organized and how to be creative.

To be able to succeed in this course, you must study hard and be resourceful. Learn how to use the things around you and convert it to useful information.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a grade 2 teacher in a private school. I teach multiple subjects, Math, History, English, GMRC, etc.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
I learned how to teach children math and English and all the other subjects they are supposed to learn in school. The job of a teacher, however, is complex, and it requires skills you won't learn in college. Either you are born with them or you have to develop them somewhere along the way.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
2 months

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Yes, there are a lot of opportunities of teachers here and abroad. If you are a fresh graduate, invest first on experience, don't mind the low salary. After you get a proper experience, high salary will follow.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
You should have self discipline and learn to prioritize your goals. College is very different than high school. There are a lot of temptations in order for you not to go to class. This is the time you are expose to alcohol, gimmick, bars etc.
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M. M.
◈ Studied BEEd in Special Education
◈ At St. Scholastica’s College - Manila
◈ Graduated 2011

list bulletWhy did I choose BEEd in Special Education:
My passion for learning and teaching. Especially the children that I will teach. I love children and I really like to teaching them especially when it comes to Good Manners and Right Conduct.

list bulletAbout my college education:
The four years of studying was full of fun and learning! Yes there were times when the studying gets tough and requires tedious work, all of it was worth it because of the learning!
In succeeding in the course Education, I think it’s the passion and dedication for the future in teaching.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a Private Homeschool teacher.
I teach children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And I believe that I am living my dream because this is what I really wanted from the first place =)

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Mostly yes, the knowledge and theories I have to consider in teaching a class or a student is very important in the field.
What exactly have I used is knowledge on special education, learning styles and techniques, measurements and assessments.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I graduated March 2010 and I was employed by May for a Preschool teaching job then I started working June of the same year.

list bulletDo I recommend studying BEEd in Special Education:
Of course! With the new K-12 program by the Department of Education and as a developing country, I strongly believe that teacher aspirants have great opportunities ahead of them.

Salary wise, the government are giving at par salary for educators, bonuses and increases. Also in private schools teachers get benefits such as health benefits, tuition fee and book discounts for their children.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
When you are certain of what you want to pursue and become in life, then everything will go smooth sailing. The positive outlook, good time-management and perseverance one must, will help them succeed not only in taking the course but in life as well.
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J. K.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Foundation University
◈ Graduated 2010

list bulletWhy did I choose Elementary Education:
To pursue my dreams, when I was in elementary I really wanted to become a teacher and finally dreams comes true for me it's an achievement I am now teaching in a private school.

list bulletAbout my college education:
This course is really challenging because of the different school work you need to accomplish. And you would be dealing different people with different personalities. The interesting about this course is that you would be dealing elementary children. It is not boring as long as you love what you do. For you to be able to succeed enjoy what you do. In this course you really need to ha patience and determination.

list bulletMy current job:
I am teacher and this year is my 5th year as teacher. I am teaching elementary level, we are into writing lesson plan everyday, teaching student to become a better person. And most of all, we are changing lives.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Yes. The teaching strategies that I learned are really useful and the practice teaching that we had in college. We had a lot of teaching subjects, major in teaching and all teaching stuff. So it consider it as part of my learning stage and success.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
It took me 6 months

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Yes, you would be able to find job easily because there are a lot of schools and of course when you see your student learning fulfillment happen as a teacher. Earning is good and benefits is really appreciated. This is the employment opportunities that I really appreciate.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
For you to finish this course be patient and love what you are doing so that you would enjoy the experiences you will encounter. Challenge yourself that this is just part of your success, don’t surrender. Setting goal is very important.
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Conchitina B. De Leon
◈ Studied BEEd in Early Childhood Education
◈ At University Of The Philippines Diliman
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletAbout my college education:
My education was very enriching. Not only did I receive it from one of the top universities in the country, but as I compare it with other universities, I value the unique education UP gave me. UP is truly a society's sampler - one can meet ALL kinds of people, know what society really is (including its stratification and workings) , and be trained on politics and the reality beyond school life. UP is a haven of great minds; it is where artists, geniuses, achievers, and leaders thrive.

To be a successful Educ student, you have to be hardworking. You have to persevere to complete all your requirements--and with excellence. You won't pass with the high-profile mentors of Educ if you give less than a hundred percent of your effort. Most importantly, believe in yourself. Just because you're in Educ and you might not be taking higher Math or Science courses doesn't mean you're less smart than the students from other colleges. Just because you don't have a thesis requirement doesn't mean you're less of a person than the other students. Be proud because in real life, the teacher has the most difficult job.

list bulletMy current job:
Elementary Math teacher

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Yes, I'm applying what I learned in university. I am applying the verbs I learned for lesson planning, I use appropriate teaching methods and activities to effectively teach math, and the technology and applications I learned in Computers in Education to connect with my digital learners.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I landed a job even while I was still in school.

list bulletDo I recommend studying BEEd in Early Childhood Education:
Absolutely, because teachers are always in-demand in schools and the DepEd pays teachers well. Don't believe that public school teachers are still payed low. Research in your community first. Teaching is such an interesting career. Kids are so spontaneous and random you won't feel bored with them. And once you see the fruits of your dedication, I promise your heart will smile.
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J. A.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Bulacan State University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy did I choose Elementary Education:
First and foremost, I love communicating and teaching younger people. I would like to share the lessons I've learned in my life. Even though the salary of a teacher is not that big, it would be enough for me to live typically. Also, Teaching is the most stable job unlike nursing. Lastly, I would like to help my family and friends.

list bulletAbout my college education:
BS elementary education is not a hard nor easy course. It prepares the student for a successful careers as teachers of children in preschool, elementary-primary, and elementary-intermediate classroom settings. This is a very exciting course because you'll be meeting different students. Being a teacher, you should have patience on your students.

list bulletMy current job:
Online Teacher. I'm teaching koreans and chinese on correct speaking and writing english.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
I can say that most of the things that I've learned are applicable in real world. Especially this course, our professors are molding us to become a good teacher someday.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
It took 6 months for me to find a job.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Taking this course will surely give you a job. There are many schools which are greatly in need of good teachers. You can also do your other passion like singing or dancing because your schedule is very flexible. The salary would be enough to support you daily expenses.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
First, you should love what you're doing and be patient enough. Don't expect high salary when you finished this course. You must know what subject are you the best at. And lastly, Enjoy teaching and sharing your knowledge.
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R. K.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Misamis University
◈ Graduated 1999

list bulletAbout my college education:
It was a great course that I took up. I couldn't be where I am now had I not took up Education. God allowed me to take up this course to mold me as a person and to be able to share my knowledge and skills; to make an impact to every person's lives.

list bulletMy current job:
I worked as a teacher ever since I graduated, but recently I have to resign because of my sickness.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
I believe the university's strategy can be equated with other prominent schools in the Philippines. The foundational input of the theories were strengthened with our practice teaching - that constitute to the practical side of learning.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Before graduation I had part - time jobs already. After graduation I was immediately hired as private tutor to children of a Norwegian Missionary family who paid me lavishly. They even gave me an unforgettable gift - a trip to their hometown in Norway.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Yes, I would. School is the only institution that could hardly be depleted or out of fashioned. In fact, it is dynamic and alive since education is indispensable in our time and onwards. Everywhere there is a school whether public or private, whether in small towns or in big cities.
The most fulfilling, challenging and noble career one could ever have in this life.
Compensation is still satisfying even if it won't lead you to a Forbe's status in your entire life.
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N. A.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At University Of Mindanao
◈ Graduated 2006

list bulletAbout my college education:
The College of Education is wrapped with everything. I was a working student. I took few units for me to have time to work, that's why I finished college few years later than what is expected. Challenges and difficult times was when examination comes and I don't have enough funds to pay for my tuition fee. It didn't stop me from continuing my goal to finish my degree.

The enjoyable and interesting experiences were joining academic related clubs in the university aside from fulfilling my academic duties. There are a lot of activities in the campus. Name it! We have it!

In the College, we are trained to be effective teachers. In order to succeed as a student in this course, you need hard work, interpersonal skills, creativity, the skills of conveying the topics clearly and mastering your area of specialization.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a teacher. I am presently working in one of the international schools in Bangkok, Thailand.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
The principles of teaching and the strategies are useful. During this time, I just have to adjust with the trend. We were taught to make as many materials as we can to show our students to help them understand the lesson. Now, I have the technology to help me.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I got a job after a month

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Yes. There are a lot of employment opportunities if you finish this course especially abroad. Choose a country that needs your expertise. Regardless of what area of specialization will you take, make sure to polish your English communication skills both oral and written. In this way, you will have an edge.

In this career, fulfillment comes when the students you are teaching learns a certain subject or becomes successful in his/her chosen career. It is interesting when you keep on exploring and learning new things as well.

The basic income of being a teacher in not as much as doctors, engineers, architect, accountants, nurses receives but as a teacher you can make more money by doing extra lessons after leaving the school. It depends upon how you manage your time.
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L. S.
◈ Studied BEEd in English
◈ At University Of Iloilo
◈ Graduated 2004

list bulletWhy did I choose BEEd in English:
During my high school days, the education course was very "in demand" and it felt like everyone is into it. So I guess, because of the notion, I got myself enrolled in the said course.

list bulletAbout my college education:
As the name of the course suggests, it revolves around teaching students in the English subject. But as we know it, here in the Philippines, whether your major is in English, you will also be teaching Science or Music and even a lot more subjects. One good thing about being in this school and in this course is that it had taught me on how to be patient with students and mold them to be a better person.

list bulletMy current job:
I am currently a Public School teacher in one of the elementary schools in my town.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
No man is an island as they say. It is very indeed true because I needed my friends, my classmates, and my professors to be the person I am now. All the learning that I had in the university were all what I needed in order to be a teacher right now.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I was hired a year after graduation in a private school. I had entered a public school 3 years after that.

list bulletDo I recommend studying BEEd in English:
Always remember that to be a teacher is something that is a very rewarding profession. If you go to a private school to teach, the salary is quite low compared to those by the public schools.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Teaching is a passion. Teaching is something that can make a child succeed in his life or fail. If you want to be a part of someone's success in his career, go and teach.
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G. E.
◈ Studied BEEd in Special Education
◈ At Central Philippine University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletAbout my college education:
College is a happy roller-coaster ride. Experience is the best teacher indeed. And I was overall in awe of what college imparted to me.

I have learned that you will not enjoy college if you are not happy with your chosen course. You have to love what you do.

In order to succeed as a college student? Skills and hard work are natural if you allow yourself open to learning, dedication and a motivation of self-fulfillment. But what I have and need was all the while with me - God. And I don't need anything else.

list bulletMy current job:
I'm currently Teaching now as a SpEd and preschool teacher.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Yes, I actually used things I've learned in college. The knowledge imparted and the basic know-how's such as making of Individualized Education Program for each SpEd student and how to handle each of them.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
24 days (I didn't even applied! Talking about God's favor.)

list bulletDo I recommend studying BEEd in Special Education:
I would recommend my course only to those who love Teaching, children, and have great patience within them. Teaching is by far the most fulfilling profession of all!
In case of salary level, I think it is only applicable in other countries. SpEd teachers here earn less but do the most tiring work ever. The ironic part is - if you truly love teaching, you don't fret for the child's improvement and learning is what makes you stay in the teaching field. As I have said, it is a fulfilling profession.
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J. P.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Basilan State College
◈ Graduated 1999

list bulletAbout my college education:
Education (BEED) , to become a professional teacher you have to have a great determination. Be devoted and love the profession you are trying to achieved. Interesting in the sense, you are going to be dealing with pupils/students. A little difficult, because you are communicating with different kinds of personality. Enjoyable, for you are learning more and more while you are teaching, I mean its a continuous learning process. Yes very challenging, because teaching is one of the noblest professions...

list bulletMy current job:
My current job, is a big twist with my profession, I graduated BEED a professional Teacher, but never practiced my profession. Maybe because the time I like to teach, just in our place. But it was really not a safety place for teachers, especially christian teachers. Thats why, I leave our place and try my luck here in manila. I am currently employed as an IT Supervisor, in a Networking Company, here in Pasig.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
As what I have stated above, my job is really a big twist on my profession. Instead of teaching, I am in on computer world as an IT

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After graduation, I reviewed and take the Board exam and wait until the result is released. After knowing I passed, I applied in a Gov't Office, which was my first job here in manila.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Even thought I have not practice my profession, I still love it. And would encourage it to young students to take this course. Because there would not be, other profession if isn't with teachers. In entering or securing a tenure, one must not be so over confident, everybody should start at level one before going to other levels.
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S. M.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Rizal Memorial Colleges
◈ Graduated 2003

list bulletAbout my college education:
For me, it's very challenging and very enjoyable, why? because I have a lot of experiences like, I've been working at the same time studying. I worked before at jollibee as a service crew (part time job) and I also sell Sara Lee products and RTW to have extra money for emergency, because my parents don't really give me more money for my allowance, to be honest I only have 300-400 pesos per month that's why I learned how to make yema balls enable to survive and sell some stuffs to my classmates, but I am not ashamed for that, in that way I may able to practice how to mingled with other people specially the high-so one and also with my parents by not asking more allowances to buy what I want. if you are determined to your goal and able to work hard for it, you will be succeed.
They said money is the big problem for going to school we'll it's very true but you find solution for that if you determined to finished your education.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a Teacher

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
I think so. but I am not really using what exactly I learned in my profession, maybe there are some strategies and techniques as a Teacher because I am teaching, but I also base it on own experiences.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
It takes 6 months for me.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Yes, because Education or being a Teacher is universal for me, as what I had experienced.
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B. V.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At Pagadian Capitol College
◈ Graduated 2011

list bulletWhy did I choose Elementary Education:
I chose this course because I wanted to be a teacher. I love kids. I wanted to teach them more than academics.

list bulletAbout my college education:
Sometimes difficult, because there were some subjects that I can't understand directly most of the practice teaching. Sometimes easy and fun, but all subjects are interesting. Patience for the students and also the way of teaching is most important. Some exams were, well, not that hard but you should make some extra study. You will need patience and dedication.

list bulletMy current job:
I'm an Elementary Teacher. Teach academic and moral values.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Yes, in academics and attitude which I'm teaching my students. But the most important is the lesson in life that I've learned and I'm applying it on the real world.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Its not that long since I waited for my licence. After that I applied and got hired easily.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Yes, For employment you can have part time work, while waiting for your licence and after that the rest will be in history. The salary level for fresher in a private school will be 8,000 and for licensed teacher the salary should be in double.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
For those you would consider taking up this course; it is not difficult, yet it's not easy either so you need to be patient, sacrifice and determination is one key through success.
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M. R.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At The National Teachers College
◈ Graduated 2009

list bulletWhy did I choose Elementary Education:
My mother was a teacher, and so was my aunt and other relatives in the family. I guess it runs in the blood. Financially speaking, it was one of the best courses around which offers security.

list bulletAbout my college education:
I learned a lot of things from studying BEED at NTC. From simple things like knowing the difference between a pupil and a student to complicated things such as how to manage a class and how to deal with a student's behavior. One of the most difficult subjects I have encountered was Math, and among the difficult assignments, although not paper/subject-wise, was being assigned to handle the Elementary Student Teachers Organization all while doing on-campus practice teaching and attending two other subjects in the afternoon. But it was all worth it, because through these sort of experiences I was able to learn how to manage time wisely.

Exams are difficult, yes, but nothing is too difficult to anyone who takes time to study. Some people do fail exams, but they are given chances through special exams and some other requirements needed to complete the course. Not many I know from the college shifted courses. Most of the time, those who enter NTC are very much decided, since the beginning, that they like to be a teacher.

Discipline, patience and hardwork, mostly, is what I think is needed in order to succeed in this course. The loads of assignment given plus other sort of works seem like a preparation to a teacher's unending tasks. Without discipline or hardwork, and especially patience, I think it would be quite hard to get through.

list bulletMy current job:
Currently, I am a public school teacher. I handle intermediate classes and teach Journalism to both Grades V & VI pupils, as well as English and Filipino to other Grade V pupils.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Everything I learned from college was practical. From lesson planning to classroom management, teaching approaches and techniques as well as discipline, I was able to apply everything in what I do now. Even before teaching, every grammar and English lesson I've taken was helpful then, being a call center agent.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I graduated October 17, 2009 and got hired at a company on October 23, 2009. The wait wasn't very long.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
Yes. I would highly recommend BS Education as it has a very large range of employment of opportunities. There's the public school, the private school, tutorial services, as well as opportunities abroad and the like.

The job offers good pay with very good security of tenure. A fresh education graduate can probably expect P10,000+ salary working in tutorial services, P14,000+ working in a private school, and P20,000+ for the public school (plus other benefits!). An additional P2,000, I believe, is available for public school teachers who get promoted from Teacher I to TII, and the same for TII to TIII. If you become a Master Teacher, salary is within P30,000-P33,000; not to mention other opportunities to be promoted as a principal or a supervisor.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Take the course seriously. Being future educators themselves, they have to study well and work hard to be able to reap future fruits of such labors.
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A. C.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Elementary Education
◈ At University Of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R)
◈ Graduated 2011

list bulletWhy did I choose Elementary Education:
I have a very soft spot for children. I love to teach and become an inspiration to them.

list bulletAbout my college education:
The curriculum includes actual work in locations and institutions for special children with autism, down syndrome, and other similar symptoms. I learned how to communicate to special children a, even and in using sign language to the deaf and mute.

There was no difficult subject and I find each one just as interesting and edifying. In this course and field, one should not be complacent and robotic. Everyday should be always productive and creative.. I passed all my subjects and I graduated with honors.

To succeed, one should have the drive and passion to excel and be a winner, not to show off but to satisfy one’s need to attain self-fulfillment.

list bulletMy current job:
My current and first job is as a regular teacher in this school, my alma mater. I handle and teach certain subjects and train students in dealing and communicating with special children.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
In my college days, I developed discipline, research methods, communication skills, and teaching techniques which I am now applying in my current job. What one plants is what one harvest.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Immediately after graduation I was given a full-time teaching job in this school.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education:
The salary level of a teacher in the Philippines is not much but it is sufficient to live in reasonable comfort.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Those who are considering in taking this course should already have a real vision and mission of being a true teacher, true to oneself and to others. Choosing a course is like choosing a path of life. There is no time to waste; every step along this path is equivalent to a certain value of time, money, and effort. Life is short. Think seriously about this.
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