HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 11 no. 1 (2013)

Teaching Competence of the Graduate Education Faculty in Southern Leyte State University, Philippines

Marvin S. Daguplo

Discipline: Education



<p style="text-align: justify;">Teaching competence is a critical causal factor in the learning of graduate students. This cross-sectional survey design assessed the teaching competence of the graduate faculty of Southern Leyte State University. A total of 122 randomly selected graduate education students responded to the standardized questionnaire. The profile of the graduate studies faculty was asked from the Office of the Graduate Studies. Descriptive analysis revealed that women faculty outnumbered their male equals in pursuing higher academic degree for professional development and competence. Thus, female graduate studies faculty stood-out in the Assistant and Associate Professorships’ ranks. Moreover, graduate students assessed their professors as very competent in two areas, namely, (i)Professional Ethics and (ii) Personal Qualities; and as competent in the areas of (i) Mastery of the Subject Matter, (ii) Teaching Skills), (iii) Classroom Management, (iv) Evaluation Skills, (v) Intrapersonal Qualities, and (vi) Aesthetic Qualities. Inferential analysis, however, revealed a “weak to moderate” correlation with the different areas of teaching skill. Only the educational degree of the SLSU Graduate Education Faculty is strongly correlated with personal qualities. With competent faculty, one can assure that quality education is properly guarded in the graduate studies of Southern Leyte State University.</p>