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MASTER OF ARTS GRADUATES IN PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY

AGUSAN CAMPUS S.Y. 1999-2004

Dr. Luz A. Montil

 

A. Objectives

General

         This Study was conducted to look into the professional development of the Master of Arts Graduates in Philippine Normal University—Agusan Campus, SY 1999-2004. Specifically, this study was conducted to answer the following:

  1. What is the socio-demographic profile of the Master of Arts graduates in Philippine Normal University SY 1999- 2004?
  2. How Master of Arts Program contributed to their growth in terms of:

a. content in teaching

b. techniques/strategies in teaching

c. relationship with

• Family

• Peers

• Administrators

3. What are the courses in the Master of Arts Program that are of great help in their teaching profession considering the core courses and courses in their area of specialization?

B. Methodology

        Descriptive survey was used in the study. All 23 graduates of the Master of Arts Program were considered as the respondents; however 1 of the respondents failed to answer the sets of questionnaire for she is out from the country.

        Percentage and Weighted mean were used as statistical tool to measure the data gathered.

C. Summary, Conclusions and Recommendation

        The main purpose of this study was to determine whether the M.A. Program of the Philippine Normal University-Agusan Campus has contributed to the socio-demographic status and professional development of the respondents.

         This section presents the findings of the study and the conclusion and the recommendations.

Summary of Findings

        In view of the findings presented, the following conclusions were made:

  1. The female M.A. graduates outnumbered the male M.A. graduates.
  2. Most of those who pursued Master of Arts degree are married.
  3. More than one-fourth of the respondents ages 33-35 were those who pursued the Master’s Degree.
  4. A great number of the respondents are Catholics. 
  5. Almost all of the respondents graduated from public elementary school, and more than half of the respondents graduated from public school and also almost half of the respondents went to private high school.
  6. Most of the parent’s respondents were high school level.
  7. Almost half of the respondents are sons and daughters of farmers.
  8. All of the respondents are either civil service eligible or have passed the licensure Examination for Teachers.
  9. Most of the respondents had worked for 6-10 years.
  10. One half of the respondents had the basic position, Teacher I before they had attained their material degree and half of them were being promoted into a higher position after their Master’s Degree.
  11. More than half of the respondents did not receive any increase of salary after graduating from the course.
  12. More than half of the respondents always attended school meetings/conferences, and other workshops.
  13. Less than half of the respondents were given responsibilities as demonstration teachers. 
  14. Most of the respondents occasionally performed the ff. roles: coordinator, facilitator, lecturer, demonstration teacher, guest speaker in conferences/workshops. 
  15. More than one-fourth of the respondents receive recognition through awards and incentives after their M.A. degree in the school level.
  16. Less than half of the respondents were designated as subject coordinators aside and another half were designated as advisers in interests clubs in their respective schools.
  17. Almost half of the respondents have never participated in service-oriented projects in the community.
  18. M.A degree had often contributed to the professional growth of the respondents in terms of content in teaching.
  19. M.A degree also had often contributed to the professional growth of the respondents in terms of techniques and strategies in teaching. 
  20. Master of Arts degree often contributed to their professional growth in terms of their relationship to their family.
  21. After taking up M.A. degree, the respondents often contributed, helped and shared ideas, suggest techniques and in planning extracurricular activities in school and often gained high expectations from colleagues.
  22. The respondents were often sent to different conferences and workshops and were requested to do office works, however less than half of them said that they were not promoted from their position.
  23. Core courses and courses in their specialized areas helped them much in their work.

Conclusion:

         The Master of Arts Program of Philippine Normal University, Agusan Campus benefited much to its graduates in terms of technical, human and professional skills.

Recommendations:

  1. Teachers particularly in the public schools should continue studying to upgrade themselves professionally.
  2. Males should be encouraged to enroll in Masteral degree.
  3. Teachers should participate in any serviceoriented projects in the community, for teachers are change agents not only of pupils/students but also for the community.
  4. Teachers should be given different roles in seminars/workshops not just a mere observer.
  5. Single teachers are encouraged to pursue in M.A. program.
  6. Master of Arts program in P.N.U. should offer more specialization courses like Social Sciences, SPED and etc. which are of great help to strengthen their teaching profession.

 
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