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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:

N. B.
◈ Studied B.S. Education – Major in English
◈ At University of Southeastern Philippines
◈ Graduated 2011

list bulletWhy did I choose BSEd in English: I wanted to be a teacher because a full-time teacher in the government gets a high salary and it is a stable job until retirement.

list bulletAbout my college education: With due diligence and determination I graduated my course without so much difficulty.

I learned how to make the teaching easier for the students to learn easier and faster.

The subjects were difficult because as future teachers we have to know the subjects well in order to be able to teach them to the students.

Persistency and hard work are the keys to succeeding in this course.

list bulletMy current job: I am now working In a call center in Davao City. It is difficult to find work as a teacher nowadays.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Immediately after graduation I applied and was hired as a tutor in English by a family to teach their son in elementary.

list bulletDo I recommend studying BSEd in English: In terms of salaries and employment potential, the Philippine government pays a starting salary of about P15,000 and this is increased through the years. The retirement pay is assured and the retired teacher can even start a business of his own.
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