Good Samaritan Colleges

Professional Education Course

Program Overview

The Professional Education Course program is a non-degree program designed for individuals who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any field and who intend to teach at the secondary education level.

In line with the provisions of RA 7836 (The Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994), the program aims to provide non-education degree holders with:

  • An understanding of the cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical characteristics of children/adolescents and how they develop and learn;
  • Knowledge of subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students;
  • Skills for managing and monitoring student learning;
  • A reflective attitude about their practice, and an openness to adapt their teaching to new findings, ideas, and theories;

Individuals who complete the PEC are given a certification (NOT a degree or diploma) that they have completed the 18-unit professional education requirement to be allowed to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) which is administered by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC).

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Arts/Science degree from a higher education institution that is recognized by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education. A photocopy of valid transcript of records should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar along with the application form.

Taking the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)

The Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994 requires all persons engaged in teaching, supervision, and administration of all elementary and secondary schools in the country to pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

Graduates with undergraduate degrees in Education, such as Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, and Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, and their respective equivalents, are qualified to take the LET.

Non-education graduates are allowed to take the LET subject to the following conditions:

1.    For teachers in the secondary grades, a bachelor’s degree in the arts or sciences, with at least 18 units of professional education; and
2.    Evaluation for eligibility to take the LET is conducted by the PRC for each individual who files an application to take the examination. The PRC may require a student to take additional courses, beyond the 18 units in professional education that she/he has completed under GSC PEC program. It is the individual student’s responsibility to present his/her credentials to the PRC and inquire what the requirements are for taking the LET.

Offered in Two Semesters

Sem 1: August to December
Sem 2: January to May

The expected regular study load for PEC students in each semester schedule is 9 units and they are expected to finish the course in one school year.

College Objectives

Inline with the Vision and Mission Statements of the Good Samaritan Colleges, the College of Education intends to:

  • Provide extensive learning opportunities for students to become globally competitive through its intensive pre-service curriculum where students are exposed in the different educational practices locally and abroad.
  • Equip students with in-depth knowledge of the 21st century skills that are necessary for their success.
  • Provide opportunities for the students to practice compassion using the knowledge and skills learned in school.


College of Education

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Good Samaritan Compound,
Cabanatuan City

(044) 464-3212 to 3213 local (145)
0967 552 1118

Mon – Fri 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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Why Choose Good Samaritan Colleges?

Good Samaritan Colleges is proud to be the premier college of choice in Cabanatuan City, the major center of business, education, entertainment, culture and sports in Nueva Ecija. Our mission is to provide excellence in service and a learner-centered environment that meets global standards. For over forty years, we have been educating students from across the region and producing graduates who are highly competent and globally competitive.

Accredited Integrated School Programs

BSN and JHS are both Level 2 status while BEED and BSED are Level 1 accredited by Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities – Accrediting Council, Inc. (ACSCU-ACI).

CHED-Approved Trimester Program

GSC is the only school in Central Luzon that offers the CHED-approved trimester BS Nursing Honors Program that allows qualified students to graduate in three (3) years.

Excellent and Complete Facilities

GSC is the only school in Nueva Ecija that operates two base hospitals: GoodSam Medical Center in Cabanatuan and Gapan City.

Nursing Residency Program (NEGSGHI)

GSC is the only school in Nueva Ecija that exclusively cares for its graduates through the Nursing Residency Program at GoodSam Medical Center for specialty training and employment experience.

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Samaritano ng Bagong Milenyo

Ako ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa mga maituturing kong best mentors sa College of Education. Ang isa sa mga mahahalagang natutunan ko sa kanila ay ang pagiging bukas na matuto sa iba’t ibang klase ng tao at pagkakataon. Ang pagkakaroong ng “growth mindset” bilang isang indibidwal ay masasalamin mula sa kanila na mabubuting Gurong Samaritano. Natutunan ko din sa kanila ang mas maging committed sa propesyon pinili ko.

Jinggoy De Jesus10th Placer, LET 2015

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