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BSEd in Science in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Science program (BSED-SCI) provides a strong foundation on the nature of science, matter and its properties, forces, waves, lights, optics and magnetism which are necessary to prepare students for working as high school science teachers.

The program also trains students in preparing relevant and effective teaching strategies and materials.

Admission requirements for the BSEd in Science in 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 the BSEd in Science program in the Philippines

The BSEd in Science takes 4 years to complete.

Subjects are included in the BSEd in Science program

  • Contemporary Issues and Trends in Education for Secondary Teachers
  • Contemporary Issues & Trends in Ed. for Secondary Teachers
  • Phil. Gov’t, Constitution Agrarian Reforms & Family Planning
  • Selected Topics in Mathematics for Science Teachers
  • Management Skills Observation: Classroom
  • Human Growth, Development and Learning
  • Science Instrumentation Workshop
  • Introduction to Biological Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Animal Biology
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • History and Philosophy Science
  • Social Dimensions of Education
  • Research in Science Education
  • Oceanography & Meteorology
  • Physics for Health & Gen.Sci.
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Development and Learning
  • Teaching General Science
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Fundamentals of Geology
  • Sining ng Komunikasyon
  • The Teaching Profession
  • Curriculum Development
  • Physical Fitness & Health
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Developmental Reading
  • Life’s and Works of Rizal
  • Observation: The School
  • Educational Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Methods of Research
  • College Trigonometry
  • History of the Filipino
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Oral Communication
  • Practice Teaching
  • Philippine History
  • College Algebra
  • Herbal Medicine
  • College English
  • Team Teaching
  • Earth Science
  • Microteaching
  • Astronomy
  • Retorika

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

A graduate of BSEd in Science 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 Science Teachers

  • Must be a holder of a degree in BSEd in Science 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 in Science in the Philippines

  • Science High School Teacher
  • Science Laboratory Technician
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Academic Head of Science
  • Environment Specialist
  • Assistant Researcher
  • Researcher

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Reviews of BSEd in Science graduates:

A. D.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Science Teaching (slightly different course)
◈ At University of the Philippines Los Banos
◈ Graduated 2009

list bulletAbout my college education: I guess the main skill needed for success on our course is versatility. This is because of the fact that we should be knowledgeable in math and sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) at the same time we should be good in communication (both verbal and written). I can say that I was not versatile at first, but I became open and learned many things because of the training in the University.

list bulletMy current job: Government employee (science research specialist)

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: We were not just taught the things on the books, but we were taught how to be brave and to be critical. We were taught not to be afraid to speak up if we have something sensible to say and to stand up for what we believe in. It has been very useful for me - in real life, when I was teaching, and in my present job.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: After graduation, I didn't apply for a job; I became a freelance tutor. When I finally decided to look for a job, I was accepted easily.

list bulletDo I recommend studying : Employment opportunities - Yes. There are so many schools that are in need of science and math teachers.

Fulfilling/interesting career - What else would be more fulfilling than shaping the future of the young generations?

Salary level - Salary of teachers are not that high (compared to other jobs); however, if you are living a simple life, it is more than enough.
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