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Teachers Board Exam (Secondary Level) 2014

The  Teachers Board Exam, also known as the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), is a board exam facilitated by the Board of  Professional Teachers under the Professional Regulatory Commission to assess the competency of  Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Elementary Education graduates.

As per R.A. 1080, individuals who passed the board exam need not take the civil service exams to be eligible for the following positions:

  • High School Teacher
  • Grade School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher

Review Courses for Teachers Board Exam (Secondary Level)

There are review courses that you can take to prepare for the board exam. The content of these review courses may vary depending on the review centers, but they’re mostly based on the examination scope released by the Professional Regulatory Commission which includes:

General Education (20 %)



  • Study and Thinking Skills
  • Writing in the Discipline
  • Speech and Oral Communication,
  • Philippine Literature
  • Master Works of the World


  • Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
  • Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
  • Masining na Pagpapahayag


  • Fundamentals of Math
  • Plane Geometry
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability


  • Biological Science
  • General Biology
  • Physical Science with Earth Science

Social Sciences

  • Philippine Government New Constitution with Human Rights
  • Philippine History
  • Basic Economics, Taxation, Agrarian Reform
  • Society, Culture with Family Planning
  • Rizal and Other Heroes
  • Philosophyof Man
  • Arts
  • General Psychology
  • Information and Communication Technology


Professional Education 40%

  • Teaching Profession
  • Social Dimensions of Education
  • Principlesof Teaching
  • Educational Technology
  • Curriculum Development
  • Facilitating Learning
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Assessmentof Student Learning
  • Developmental Reading
  • FieldStudy
  • Practice Teaching


Specialization (40 %)



  • Remedial Instruction in English
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Theoretical Foundations of Language and Literature
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Structure of English
  • Introduction of Stylistics; Literary Criticism
  • Literature
    • Mythology and Folklore
    • Afro-Asian Literature
    • English and American Literature
  • Methodology
    • The Teaching of Speaking
    • Listening and Reading
    • Teaching of Literature
    • Preparation and Evaluation of Instructional Materials
    • Language and Literature Assessment
    • Language Research; Campus Journalism
    • Translation and Editing of Text
    • Speech and Stage Arts
    • Creative Writing


  • Mga Batayang Teoretikal
    • Introduksyon sa Pag-aaral ng Wika
    • Panimulang Linggwistika
    • Nilalaman
    • Wika
    • Panitikan
    • Metodolohiya
    • Pagtataya at Ebalwasyon
    • Kagamitang Pangturo

Biological Sciences

  • Biological Science I
  • Biological Science II
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Genetic and Evolution
  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

Physical Sciences

  • Introduction
    • Nature of Science
    • Chemistry
    • Atomic and Molecular
    • Chemical Bonds
    • Conservation of Matter and Stoichichiometry
    • Gases, Liquids and Solids, Acids and Bases
    • Solutions
    • Chemical Thermodynamics
    • Chemical Kinetics and Equilibrium
    • Organic and Biochemistry
    • Nuclear Processes
  • Physics
    • Physical Quantities and Vectors
    • Mechanics
    • Electricity
    • Magnetism, and electronics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Modern Physics
    • Light and Geometrics Optics
    • Earth and Space
    • Astronomy
    • Environment


  • Arithmetic & Number Theory and Business Math
  • Basic & Advanced Algebra
  • Plane and Solid Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Modern Geometry
  • Linear and Abstract Algebra
  • History of Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Mathematical Investigation, Instrumentation and Assessment

Social Studies/Social Sciences

  • Trends and Issues in Social Studies
  • Research
  • Geography
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Politics/Governance/Law-Related
  • History
    • World History and Civilization I;
    • World History and Civilization II
    • Asian Studies
  • Economics
    • Micro-Macro Economics
    • Economic Planning and Strategies
  • Methods
    • Teaching Approaches in Secondary Social Studies
    • Productions of Instructional Materials for Social Studies
    • Building Bridges Across Social science Discipline ( MAKABAYAN
    • as a core learning area in Basic Education)
  • Assessment
    • Assessment and Evaluation in the Social Sciences/Social Studies

Values Education

  • Foundation of Values Education
    • Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Values Education
    • Socio-Cultural, Anthropological & Legal Bases of Values Education
    • Psychological Theories of Values Development
  • Personhood Development
    • Personhood Development
    • Dynamics of Intra and Interpersonal Relations
    • Psycho-Spiritual Development
    • Management of Behavior Problems
  • Transformative Education (Sources of Values and Factors in Values Education)
    • Family Life and Filipino Values System
    • Education for Human Rights and Responsible Citizenship
    • Foundations of Gender Studies
    • Peace and Global Education
    • Information Technology and Human Development
    • Moral Issues and Concerns in Contemporary Living
  • Work Ethics and Community Service: Commitment to Social Responsibility and Accountability
    • Career Development and Work Values
    • Values Education through Community Service
  • Approaches and Methodologies
    • Facilitation: Theory and Practice
    • Teaching Approaches and Strategies in Transformative Education;
    • Values Integration in the School Setting
  • Research and Evaluation
    • Behavioral Statistics
    • Development of Values Education Instruction Materials and Assessment Tools
    • Research in Values Education


  • Foundations of MAPEH
  • Methods and Strategies of Teaching MAPEH
  • Coaching and Officiating of Sports Events
  • Dance Competitions and Music Activities
  • Organization and Management Research
  • Special Education in MAPEH
  • Physical Education
    • Anatomical, Mechanical and Physiological Bases of Movement
  • Gymnastics
    • Philippine Folkdance
    • Team Sports
    • Aquatics
    • International Folk Dance and Other Dance Forms
    • Athletics
    • Individual, Dual, and Combative Sports
  • Health Education
    • Personal Community
    • Environmental Health
    • Safety Education and First Aid
    • Health Practicum
  • Music
    • Philippine and Asian Music
    • Solfeggio and Applied Piano
    • Integrated Music Theory
    • Music Literature
    • Choral Works and Conducting and Rondalla Playing Instrumentation
  • Art Education

Agriculture and Fishery Arts

  • Functional Application of Knowledge
  • Breeds of Farm Animals and Fish
  • Pests and Diseases Affecting Animals and Fish Propagation
  • Marketing Strategies in the Industry/Entrepreneurship
  • Proper Care and Management of Agricultural and Fishery Products

Technology and Livelihood Education

  • Basic Drafting
  • Business Math
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Cosmetology
  • Foods
  • Carpentry and Masonry
  • Basic Electronics
  • Entrepreneurship


Licensure exams for Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Elementary Education graduates are held twice a year, usually around the months of March and September. Below are the dates and testing centers for the 2014 Teachers Board Exam (Secondary Level):

January 26, 2014


Sun / Manila, All Regional Offices,
Zamboanga & Hongkong
Repeaters: November 29, 2013
First timers: Dec. 13, 2013
July 27, 2014 Sun / Manila, All Regional Offices,
Zamboanga & Bacolod
Repeaters: May 30, 2014
First timers: June 13, 2014


The table below shows the number of board passers in the Licensure Exam for Teachers in the last 3 years:

September 2013 To be announced To be announced To be announced
March 2013 38, 433 15, 223 39.61%
September 2012 47,892 20,834 43.50%
March 2012 7,149 28,764 24.85%
September 2011 41,729 13,125 31.45%
April 2011 29,267 7,690 26.28%


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