In light of the released Senior High School Teacher Hiring Guidelines, the Department of Education (DepEd) answers queries concerning anyone wishing to apply. These frequently asked questions address concerns pertaining to:
- Internal DepEd applicants
- Personnel Selection Board (PSB) and Division Selection Committee (DSC) Compositions
- Part-time and full time Senior High School applicants
- Accredited organizations/Industry partners
- The English Proficiency Test (EPT)
- Other concerns
For more information on the hiring guidelines, visit DepEd Order No. 3, s. 2016 (Hiring Guidelines for Senior High School (SHS) Teaching Positions Effective School Year (SY) 2016-2017).
Senior High School Teacher Hiring Guidelines FAQs
INTERNAL DEPED APPLICANTS
If I am a Public Elementary or JHS Teacher and I plan to teach SHS, do I still need to apply?
Yes, you still need to apply for an SHS Teaching Position.
What selection committee shall evaluate me?
You will be evaluated by the Personnel Selection Board (PSB).
What evaluation criteria shall apply to me?
The evaluation criteria in DepEd Order No. 3, s. 2016 shall apply to public elementary and junior high school (JHS) teachers who wish to apply for SHS.
What will be the Position title and Salary Grade of a JHS Master Teacher who successfully applies for a SHS teaching position?
The Position Title and Salary Grade of a JHS Master Teacher who successfully applies for an SHS teaching position shall depend on the qualifications he/she possesses. See Annex A of DO 3, s.2016
If an internal applicant wishes to apply for subject groups other than what he/she is currently teaching, should he/she undergo a different evaluation process?
All SHS teacher applicants shall be evaluated according to the SHS subject group they intend to teach. The appropriate criteria in Part VII of DO 3, s.2016 shall apply
Can the Division Selection Committee (DSC) impose additional mandatory requirements?
The DSC can add requirements but it should not be mandatory.
Until when can the DSC accept additional documents?
The Division is expected to set deadlines based on their strategy on hiring and appointment.
What happens to the item of a JHS teacher who becomes an SHS teacher?
The JHS item becomes a natural vacancy; the teacher will not carry his/her item to SHS.
PERSONNEL SELECTION BOARD (PSB) AND DIVISION SELECTION COMMITTEE (DSC) COMPOSITIONS
Can the National Certificate (NC) and Trainers Methodology Certificate (TMC) requirements in the Qualification Standards (QS) be waived for licensed professionals?
Appropriate TESDA certifications, such as NC and TMC, are required for SHS TVL applicants, as detailed in CSC Resolution No. 1600358, promulgated April 5,2016.
Who will select and authorize the representative from the School Governing Council (SGC) or the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA)?
The President/Head of the SGC/PTA shall select and authorize their representative as attested by the Schools Division Superintendent.
Will the DSC be allowed to create a technical working group that can process the evaluation of applicants in large divisions (e.g. provincial divisions)?
While the DSC shall be the sole recommending body, Superintendents may create sub-committees per subject group to assist and expedite the evaluation process.
Should all the members of the DSC and PSB be present at all times?
Only a quorum (50%+l) of the DSC is required to proceed with evaluation and deliberation process. The PSB shall evaluate and deliberate en banc.
Can the DSC members change while the hiring and selection process is on-going?
DSC members may change as long as it is authorized, documented, and in accordance to the prescribed composition in DO 3, s. 2016.
PART-TIME AND FULLTIME SHS APPLICANTS
How are part-time Senior High School (SHS) teachers compensated?
Compensation for part-time services rendered will be computed proportionately.
Can a Junior High School (JHS) teacher be a part-time SHS teacher?
No, but a JHS teacher may apply for a full-time SHS teaching position. A JHS teacher, however, may be given SHS teaching load.
Will fresh graduates or those with one year experience be considered for Teacher II positions?
Qualified fresh graduates may be given Teacher I positions. Those with at least a year of experience may be given Teacher II positions should they meet the QS.
Will the rule on quantum leap (applicants are not allowed to have 3 SG level leaps) apply?
An employee may be promoted or transferred to a position which is not more than three (3) salary, pay, or job grades higher than the employee’s position except in very meritorious cases, such as if the vacant position is next-in-rank as identified in the System of Ranking Positions (SRP) approved by DepEd, or the lone entrance position indicated in the agency staffing pattern.
ACCREDITED ORGANIZATIONS/INDUSTRY PARTNERS
Is there a process of accreditation of industry partners? If yes, what is it? If none, how does one become an industry partner?
Generally, industry partners are those that the schools have partnered with for work immersion. By now, schools and SDOs should have these partners already. Schools and division offices have the responsibility of verifying their industry partners’ expertise and legitimacy.
Is DepEd going to release new teacher hiring guidelines for K to 10?
DepEd Orders Nos. 7 and 22, s 2015 are reinforced as the hiring guidelines for Kindergarten to Grade 10 for SY 2016-2017.
I am a National Certification (NC) III holder in SMAW, but I don’t have any teaching experience. Will I be qualified to teach in SHS?
A practitioner holding appropriate TESDA certifications but without teaching experience may be hired to teach, provided that he/she meets the 70-point cutoff for inclusion in the RQA.