Vol. 2 No. 2 (2023): The QUEST: Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

Pre-Service Teacher Competence in a Teacher Education Institution

Jennifer S. Rubio
Camarines Norte State College
Consuelo R. Saenz
Camarines Norte State College

Published 12/30/2023


  • level of competence,
  • pre-service teachers,
  • professional standards for teachers,
  • teacher education

How to Cite

Rubio, J., & Saenz, C. (2023). Pre-Service Teacher Competence in a Teacher Education Institution. The QUEST: Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.60008/thequest.v2i2.78


This study aimed to describe the level of competence of pre-service teachers of Camarines Norte State College College of Education in terms of the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) and the significant relationship between their academic performance and level of competence.  The study employed the descriptive-correlational research design.  Data used in this study came from a survey of BSEd and BEEd pre-service teachers (n=125) and cooperating teachers (n=125) in Camarines Norte, Philippines.  A questionnaire consisting of the specific indicators of the PPST was the main data-gathering instrument.  The study revealed that the pre-service teachers had an advanced level of competence in Content Knowledge and Pedagogy, Learning Environment, Curriculum and Planning, Community Linkages and Professional Engagement, Personal Growth and Professional Development, and above average level of competence along Diversity of Learners and Assessment and Reporting domains of the PPST. Policies and programs were proposed to improve the level of competence of the pre-service teachers.

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