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RA 9293 Teachers Professionalization Act

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RA 9293 An Act Amending Certain Sections of Republic Act No. 7836 known as the Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994
Important Terms and Their Definition
A. Teaching
refers to the profession concerned primarily with classroom instruction, at the elementary and secondary levels in accordance with the curriculum prescribed by the Department of Education, whether on part-time or full-time basis in the private or public schools.
B. Teachers
refers to all persons engaged in teaching at the elementary and secondary levels, whether on full-time or part-time basis, including industrial arts or vocational teachers and all other persons performing supervisory and/or administrative functions in all schools in the aforesaid levels and qualified to practice teaching under this Act.
C. Board
refers to the Board for Professional Teachers duly established and constituted under this Act.
D. Commission
refers to the Professional Regulation Commission.
E. Department of Education
also known as DepEd.
Previously known as DECS.
Executive Department of the Philippine Government responsible for ensuring access to, promoting equity in and improving the quality of basic education.
Year Approved and Implemented
April 21, 2004
Implications to Teacher, Students, Schools, Principals and other Administrators and the Teaching Profession in general
To Teachers:
- In Sec. 1 Sec. 15 (e) , teachers will be competent since they are required to have at least 18 units in professional education and some who stops teaching in 5 years will still be required to take units in pedagogy and the context courses as stated in Sec. 2 Sec. 26.
-Para-teachers will be assigned in any locality that needs professional teachers as mentioned in Sec. 2 Sec. 26.
Sec. 15. Qualification Requirements of Applicants. — No applicant shall be admitted to take the examination unless, on the date of filing of the application, he shall have complied with the following requirements:

(a) A citizen of the Philippines or an alien whose country has reciprocity with the
Philippines in the practice of the teaching profession;
(b) At least eighteen (18) years of age;
(c) In good health and of good reputation with high moral values;
(d) Has not been convicted by final judgment by a court for an offense involving
moral turpitude;
(e) A graduate of a school, college or university recognized by the government and
possesses the minimum educational qualifications, as follows:

(1) For teachers in preschool, a bachelor's degree in early childhood education
(BECED) or its equivalent;
(2) For teachers in the elementary grades, a bachelor's degree in elementary
education (BSEED) or its equivalent;
(3) For teachers in the secondary grades, a bachelor's degree in education or its
equivalent with a major and minor, or a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
with
at least ten (10) units
in professional education; and
(4) For teachers of vocational and two-year technical courses, a bachelor's degree in
the field of specialization or its equivalent, with at least eighteen (18) units in
professional education.
Section 1. Section 15, (e) (3) of Republic Act No. 7836 is hereby amended as follows:

"Sec. 15. Qualification Requirements of Applicant. – No applicant shall be admitted to take the examination unless, on the date of filing of the application, he shall have complied with the following requirements:

"(e) A graduate of a school college or university recognized by the government and possesses the minimum educational qualifications, as follows:

(1) For teachers in preschool, a bachelor's degree in early childhood education (BECED) or its equivalent;

(2) For teachers in the secondary grades, a bachelor's degree in elementary education (BSEED) or its equivalent;

(3) For teachers in the secondary grades, a bachelor's degree in education or its equivalent with a major and minor, or a bachelor degree in arts and sciences with
at least eighteen (18) units
in professional education; and

(4) For teachers of vocational and two-year technical courses, a bachelor’s degree in the field of specialization or its equivalent, with at least eighteen (18) units in professional education,"
Salient Provisions and/or Prohibitions
Section 2. Section 26 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec 26. Registration and Exception. - No person shall engage in teaching and/or act as a professional teacher as defined in this Act. whether in the preschool, elementary or secondary level, unless the person is a duly registered professional teacher, and a holder of a valid certificate of registration and a valid professional license or a holder of a valid special/temporary permit.

Upon approval of the application and payment of the prescribed fees, the certificate of registration and professional license as a professional teacher shall be issued without examination as acquired in this Act to a qualified applicant, who is:

(a) A holder of a certificate of eligibility as a teacher issued by the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports; or

(b) A registered professional teacher with the National Board for Teachers under the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1006.

Professional teachers who have not practiced their profession for the past five (5) years shall take at least twelve (12) units of education courses, consisting of a least six (6) units of pedagogy and six (6) units of context courses or the equivalent training and number of hours to be chosen from a list of courses to be provided by the Board and the Department of Education, before they can be allowed to practice their profession in the country.

Those who have failed the licensure examination for professional teachers, with a rating of not lower than five percentage points from the passing general average rating, shall be eligible as
para-teachers
upon issuance by the Board of a
two-year special permit
, renewable for a non-extendible period of two (2) years The para-teachers shall be assigned to areas where there is a shortage or absence of a professional teacher, as identified and provided by the Department of Education and the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) education department to the Board for professional teachers and to the Commission. The special permit shall indicate the area of assignment of the para-teacher.

A special permit may also be issued by the Board to a person who has excelled and gained international recognition and is a widely acknowledged expert in his or her respective field of specialization."
Sec. 26. Registration and Exception. —
Two (2) years after the effectivity of this Act,
no person shall engage in teaching and/or act as a professional teacher as defined in this Act, whether in the preschool, elementary or secondary level, unless he is a duly registered professional teacher, and a holder of a valid certificate of registration and a valid professional license or a holder of a valid special/temporary permit.

Upon approval of the application and payment of the prescribed fees, the certificate of registration and professional license as a professional teacher shall be issued without examination as required in this Act to a qualified applicant,
who at the time of the approval of this Act, is:

(a) A holder of a certificate of eligibility as a teacher issued by the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports; or
(b) A registered professional teacher with the National Board for Teachers under the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1006; or

(c) Not qualified under paragraphs one and two but with any of the following qualifications. to wit:

(1) An elementary or secondary teacher for five (5) years in good standing and a holder of Bachelor of Science in Education or its equivalent; or

(2) An elementary or secondary teacher for three (3) years in good standing and a holder of a master's degree in education or its equivalent.


Provided, That they shall be given two (2) years from the organization of the Board for professional teachers within which to register and be included in the roster of professional teachers: Provided, further, That those incumbent teachers who are not qualified to register without examination under this Act or who, albeit qualified, were unable to register within the two-year period shall be issued a
five-year temporary or special permit
from the time the Board is organized within which to register after passing the examination and complying with the requirements provided this Act and be included in the roster of professional teachers: Provided, furthermore, That those who have failed the licensure examination for professional teachers shall be eligible as para-teachers and as such, shall be issued by the Board a special or temporary permit, and shall be assigned by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) to schools as it may determine under the circumstances.
Sec. 31. Transitory Provision. — All incumbent teachers in both the public and private sector not otherwise certified as professional teachers by virtue of this Act, shall
be given (5) years temporary certificates
from the time the Board for Professional Teachers is organized within which to qualify as required by this Act and be included in the roster of professionals.
Section 3. Section 31 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 31. Transitory Provision. – Special permits,
with a validity of three (3) and five (5) years.
issued to para-teachers by the Board for Professional Teachers before the effectivity of this Act shall be allowed to expire based on the period granted therein: Provided, That only special permits with a validity of three (3) years maybe renewed upon expiration for a non-extendible period of two (2) years."
Sec. 20. Failure to Pass the Merit Examination. — If a teacher fails to pass the merit examination, he or she shall be allowed to take the examination for a second time. Should he or she fail to pass the merit examination for the second time, then he or she shall be required to take a
DECS
accredited refresher course or program before being allowed to retake the examination.
Section 4. References to the term "Department of Education, Culture and Sports", in Section 4 (a) and Section 25, and the term "DECS" in Section 20, of the same Act, are hereby amended to read as "
Department of Education
" DepEd", respectively.
Sec. 25. Roster of Professional Teachers. — A roster of professional teachers containing the names and addresses of professional teachers, date of registration or issuance of certificate, and other data which in the opinion of the Board may appear pertinent shall be maintained. Copies of the roster shall be provided by the Commission to the Board,
the Department of Education, Culture and Sports,
and the integrated and accredited organization of professional teachers.
Sec. 32. Separability Clause. — If, for any reason, any section or provision of this Act or the application of such section
or
provision to any person
or
circumstance is declared unconstitutional or invalid, no other section or provision of this Act shall be affected thereby.
Section 5. Separability Clause. - If, for any reason, any section or provision of this Act or the application of such section
in
provision to any person
in
circumstance is declared unconstitutional or invalid, no other section or provision of this Act shall be affected thereby.
Sec. 33. Repealing Clause. — All laws,
presidential decrees, executive orders,
rules and regulations
or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Section 6. Repealing Clause. - All laws, decrees,
circulars, administrative orders,
rules and regulations, and
other issuances which are
inconsistent with the provisions of this Act am hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 34. Effectivity Clause. — This Act shall take effect after
fifteen (15) days following its complete publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
Section 7. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect
upon approval.
To Schools:
- It will be occupied by teachers with and without license but excelled and gained international recognition as stated in Sec. 2 Sec. 26 last paragraph .
To Principal and other Administrator:
- They must be responsible and careful in signifying into the laws, orders, etc for it must be connected to the Act itself. (Sec. 6 Repealing Clause)
F. Para Teachers
- They are the teachers issued by temporary/special permit and have not taken or not yet able to take LET.
G. Special Permit
- A permit given to teachers who excelled and are recognized internationally.
H. Pedagogy
- A profession of teaching.

Students:

They are rest assured that they will experience a teacher who is holistically developed in all aspects.
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Twelfth Congress
Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, 28th day of July, 2003.

Republic Act No. 9293
Implications to Teacher, Students, Schools, Principals and other Administrators and the Teaching Profession in general
Implications to Teacher, Students, Schools, Principals and other Administrators and the Teaching Profession in general
Presented by: Liberato E. Tampus, Jr., RRT
Learning Objectives:
Be acquainted with the RA 9293.
Make out the important terms and its definition.
Identify the sections from act amending certain secs of RA 7836.
Distinguish the Senate Bill No., House Bill No., the dates and persons it was passed and approved of RA 9293.
Identify the implications to Teachers, Students, Schools, Principals and other Administrators and the Teaching Profession in general.
Approved and signed by:
Jose De Venecia Jr.
Speaker of the House of Representatives

Franklin M. Drilon
President of the Senate
This act, which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 2698 and House Bill No. 5411 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on February 6, 2004 and February 7, 2004, Respectively.
Signed by:
Roberto P. Nazareno
Secretary General
House of Representatives

Oscar G. Yabes
Secretary of the Senate
Approved and Signed as an ACT by:
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President of the Philippines
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