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This normative descriptive study has the overall goal of ascertaining basic information about graduates of the Bachelor in Secondary Education program of the College of Teacher Education, Benguet State University. Through survey technique using a constructed questionnaire and interview guide, seven hundred and fifty eight graduates of said program were traced. These are graduates from as early as 1993 to the graduates of 2007. The supervising instructors of the Department of Secondary Education and members of the faculty assisted in the collection of data with the help of their students.
Among those traced, 706 are employed which can either be in the form of self-employment, underemployment or appropriate employment. Almost 7% are not employed. The government is the primary agency where they are employed and the private sector absorbed about 32% of them. Of those employed, 89% are teaching mostly in the secondary level, while some find themselves teaching in the pre-school, elementary, tertiary, and even graduate school levels. Seven% of those who teach cannot be ascertained as to the level they teach because they are tutors. On the other hand, 10.90% are employed but not in the field of teaching; they are usually in the private sector as sales clerks, office assistants, food service crew or they are in the government but as police officers, civilian employees while some are in politics.
Sixty seven per cent of those traced reported that they were employed after they have successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) and almost a quarter of the respondents found themselves with a job immediately after graduation, usually in the private sector and almost 9 per cent cannot be determined because they have left for employment overseas.
In conclusion, the BSE graduates find their niche in the society as evidenced by the high rate of employment and more so that they are teaching in the level where they have been prepared best to teach.