To be a teacher is to take on the challenge of a lifetime. You’ll be in a position to shape another human being through the example you show and the values you uphold in the classroom. Your patience, creativity, and passion will be tested every single day. But before even thinking about those tests, here’s one that you’ll have to pass!
The Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) is a qualifying exam for all aspiring teachers. There are separate exams, depending on what grade level you intend to teach.
You can only take the exam if:
You’re a Filipino citizen and are at least 18 years old. Along with this, you should have proof of good moral conduct and should have never been convicted. Once, you’ve checked those boxes, all you have to do is make sure you’ve completed a bachelor’s degree in education. This usually comes in a 4-year undergraduate program from a college or university. To be an elementary or high school teacher, you have to take courses like (but not limited to) Bachelor of Elementary Education, or Bachelor of Secondary Education.
Okay, now that you’re sure you are qualified to take the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET), here are the steps leading to the exam you’ll have to take!
Step 1: Apply for the exam
First, you have to know when the next exam date is – in this case, it’s happening on March 24, 2019. However, to take that exam you should’ve already filed for an application months in advance. The deadline for the upcoming exam was last January 23, 2019.
If you weren’t able to file your application, no worries! The Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET), happens twice a year. After the March exam, there’s another one happening on September 29, 2019. This exam will be conducted in PRC’s Manila and all regional offices – Zamboanga, Rosales, Laoag, Bacolod, General Santos, and Pangasinan. The start of online applications will be on April 1, 2019 and the deadline for filing your application will be on July 31, 2019.
Step 2: Apply Online
To apply online – click this link.
For your online application, you’ll need to fill out a form with a bunch of personal details like: your full name, email address, mobile number, Cedula (Community Tax Certificate or CTC), a digital 2×2 photo, etc.
To make sure, you get all the steps covered, here’s a detailed run down of all the pages of that application form!
Step 3: Submit requirements
After going through the online process, print it out your application and bring it to the nearest PRC office near you! Before you come running to the nearest PRC office, you should know that there are a few more things to bring with your completed application form.
1. An original copy and photocopy of your official Transcript of Records (TOR). Make sure that your transcript of records has the ff: a special order (SO), the date of your graduation, the official seal of the school you graduated from, a scanned picture, and signed with “For Board Examination Purposes Only” (CHED recognition and permit to operate for graduates of new schools / programs).
2. An original and photocopies of your Birth Certificate and/or Marriage Contract if applicable.
Note: This should have been released by the PSA at least within the last 6 months.
3. The receipt of payment you settled online (P900)
4. A photocopy of your Cedula (Community Tax Certificate or CTC)
5. Your PRC Number (You can find this at the information section of the PRC Office)
Step 4: Review & Take the test
So, you’ve completed your bachelor’s degree in education and completed the online application and have successfully filed your application at the nearest PRC. From here, you’re going to want to spend some time reviewing for this exam. The coverage of what will appear on your test will depend on what level of education you want to teach.
Here’s a general breakdown!
40% – General Education
60% – Professional Education
20% – General Education
40% – Secondary Education
40% – Specialization
Of course, knowing what to study about is one thing, but knowing how to study it is another. And that’s where these exam tips will come in handy.
The goal is to be able to recall as much as you can from the years you’ve been studying. It’ll be helpful to do group study sessions so you and your friends can collect and compare the notes you’ve taken and also bounce your ideas off of each other. Doing this will: 1. Confirm your knowledge or 2. Remind you of something you had probably forgotten.
There’s no shame in asking for extra help!
After thorough review, you’ll have to show up to your chosen PRC office and face the music — AKA: take the test!
Step 5: Wait for your results
Usually the results come out within 30 to 60 days since the date of the exam. While waiting for your results, it’s best to just let loose and keep your mind off of things as you’ve done your part and given it your all.
After the much awaited results have come out, a ton of you will be jumping for joy as you can finally be a licensed teacher! Wuhoo! However, if you didn’t make the first time, as tough as that pill could be – it’ll be healthy to keep trotting along. The good news is – this exam happens twice a year, so you’ll have more chances to live your dream! To do that successfully – come up with a plan as to how you can do better on your next take!
Hope this helped, if you want to check out more information on the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET), you can check out the online application page! This isn’t the only big milestone to becoming a professional. In fact, at Edukasyon.ph – we’re all about walking your journey with you. Read more on how you can get through your College Life and on to your dream career!