Senators asked the DepEd in providing teacher's training and MA Degrees




The Department of Education defends its proposed 2020 budget at the Senate, Committee on Finance. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones together with her undersecretaries has their presentations in front of the respected senators on the committee on finance led by Sen. Pia Cayetano.

One of the points the senators made during the hearing was about the teachers' training. Senator Imelda Marcos mentioned that teachers play a major role in attaining quality educational system and delivering quality education.

"Yung teacher's training kasi 'di ba ang basis ng lahat ng magagaling na sistema (sa edukasyon) sa buong mundo mula Finlad hanggang Korea, alam po natin na ang lahat ng mahuhusay na educational system ay magmumula sa teachers." Sen. Imelda Marcos said.

Usec. San Antonio explained that all teachers, by grade level, under the K to 12 curriculum have been trained prior to its implementation and therefore ready to take on the challenges of this curriculum. He also added that there are various training provided to the teachers like the Early Literacy and Numeracy Training and alike which he admitted are only short training courses.



Sen. Imelda Marcos then turned on the question on how can the teachers pursue such intensive training and professional growth and whether or not the DepEd is helping the teachers gain their Master's Degrees under a particular program. Sec. Briones responded that such degrees can be gained from different universities and colleges in the will of the teachers.

The committee has called on the department to set targets on the professional development of the teachers so as to give them practical ways to gain their master's degrees. Sen. Cayetano made mentioned that what they can do in the senate is to amend the budget and include such training and even offering master's degrees for teachers.

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