QUEZON CITY, (PIA) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday has signed the Executive Order 174 to expand the career progression system for public teachers.
The EO states that the system shall complement other career pathways for professional teachers outside the public basic education school system and will provide for equivalence in duties, recognition, and compensation for teachers choosing a career line.
Advancement to Classroom Teaching Career Line will follow the required attainment and minimum qualifications prescribed for the position by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
Likewise, teachers should meet the teaching proficiency level equivalent to Career Stage III of the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST).
The Classroom Teaching Career Line included positions from Master Teacher I to Master Teacher V while the School Administration Career Line shall follow School Principal I to School Principal IV.
School administration positions should also follow the minimum qualifications of CSC, the teaching proficiency of PPST, and should pass the school head assessment administered by Department of Education (DepEd).
“There is a need to revise and update the system of career progression for public school teachers that is anchored on the achievement of the qualifications and standards for teachers and school administrators,” the EO stated.
It added that this is to provide more opportunities for professional growth and career advancement, and ensure that teachers are consistently motivated in providing quality education to learners.
New position titles such as Teacher IV, Teacher V, Teacher VI, Teacher VII, and Master Teacher V will be created by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) upon the approval of this order.
The DepEd expressed their gratitude to PRRD for having this monumental policy that will expand the classroom teaching career line and provide merit-based career progression opportunities.
“This major development in the basic education landscape in the country would not have been possible without the dedication and leadership of outgoing Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, who championed the expanded teacher career progression initiative at the Cabinet and at every step of the process,” DepEd said in their press release on June 23.
The education department eyes to work closely with the CSC, the DBM, and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in formulating the rules and regulations of the EO. (JMB/PIA-IDPD)