HomeDMMMSU Research and Extension Journalvol. 7 no. 1 (2023)

Employment and Performance of Graduates: Basis for an Extension Project

Violeta F Collado | Mary Rose D Espero

Discipline: social sciences (non-specific)



One of the biggest challenges in teacher education is employment. Teacher education graduates are required to pass the Board License Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) before applying to a public school. We conducted this study to identify the profile, employment status, BLEPT performance, and training needs of teacher education graduates. A descriptive method, documentary analysis, a questionnaire, and a mediated interview were utilized. The frequency counts, percentages, and ranks were used to analyze data. Results showed that most of the graduates are female and specialize in general education, and technology and livelihood education. There are 66.20% graduates who passed the BLEPT, and 61.90% are already employed. Moreover, 116 alumni are teaching in both public and private schools; 67.77% of them need training on teaching strategies. The study's output is the formulation of an extension project to assist the alumni in enhancing their performance in their workplace. This extension project might address gaps in teaching competencies of graduates that could contribute to their promotion and employment. Moreover, this extension initiative will be of great help for those who failed in the licensure examination.


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