The Philippine Business for Education, known as PBED, is a non-profit founded by the country’s top CEOs in 2006. It is the business community’s response to the need for greater education and economy alignment. The organization work hard to create an educational system that could result in Filipinos living productive lives. One of the goals is to engage the industry, academe and the government in an effort to equip graduates with competencies needed to succeed in the global economy.
They encourage greater industry investments in standard setting, training and labor market intelligence. They advocate for improved and innovative pre-service teacher development systems through scholarships, research and communications.
Scholarships for Teacher Education Programs to Upgrade Teacher Quality in the Philippines (STEP UP) is a scholarship campaign by Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), funded by the Australian Government, under the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) program that seeks to attract good-performing college graduates and professionals into the teaching profession by offering them competitive scholarship packages.
A total of 1,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving candidates between the years of 2015 to 2019. The goal of the program is to produce 1,000 high quality teachers ready for public school employment by 2019.
Application to the program is free. The Philippine Aptitude Test for Teachers (PATT) and the partner schools’ entrance exam shall both be administered for free. Recruiters are not allowed to accept any fee from the applicants as well.
You are allowed to work while studying under the scholarship since CTP only requires a minimum of 18 education units, classes are only held during weekends, at night, or for several hours on weekdays.
The scholarship of CTP scholars shall be covered for a maximum of one year, which is the maximum length of time to finish the program. Afterwards, BLEPT review and examination assistance shall be provided. Applicants must not be older than 45 years old.
Graduate of any Bachelor’s Degree, except Education (preferably BS Math, Medical Sciences, Literature, Social Studies, and other related courses).
Must have at least a general weighted average of 85% or equivalent in college
Must not be older than 45 years old
Duly accomplished STEP UP Application Form
Undergraduate college transcript of records/ certified true copy of grades
Certificate of general average (in percentage, ex. 87%) indicating the cumulative average of grades and the semesters and school years signed by the college secretary or registrar
2 accomplished reference forms signed by teachers/ employers
The documents shall be submitted as an additional requirements for those who passed the examination on the day of their interview
Certificate of good moral character from college, university or employer
Entrance exam results for advanced takers
Consent to study
- Must maintain 85% and above general average
- Must not drop subjects
- Must take and pass the LET
- Must teach in a public school under DepEd for 3 years for CTPs
Full Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees
Monthly Allowance – Php 4,000
Semestral Book Allowance – Php 3,000
Semestral Uniform Allowance – Php 1,000
Monthly Dormitory Allowance – Php 2,000 (max)
One-time Relocation Allowance – Php 5,000 (max)
Thesis or Practice Teaching Allowance – Php 5,000
Reimbursable Health Allowance – Php 5,000 (max)
Graduation and Miscellaneous Fees – Php 2,000
One-time Return Allowance – Php 3,000 (max)
LET Assistance Package – Php 11,500 (max)
Further reading, http://www.stepupph.org/scholarship/
How to apply?
Step 1: Complete your requirements
Step 2: Wait for notification of document screening results. This will be posted on their official Facebook page and also, will notify you through email, call or SMS regarding the examination schedule and venue.
Step 3: Take the Philippine Aptitude Test for Teachers (PATT)
Step 4: Wait to see if you passed the exam.
Step 5: Pass the interview. Submit the secondary documents on the day of your interview.
That’s it. All you have to do is wait for the announcement of the results. If you successfully passed, you will be contacted again for contract signing, relocation, enrollment and provision of benefits.
You are given three (3) attempts to apply to DepEd in the duration of five (5) years You should inform them accordingly and provide proof of the status of your application. After such time has elapsed and you still have not been accepted, you are free to pursue other endeavors beyond the required return service of STEP UP. However, they highly encourage you to pursue teaching even in the private schools.
Submit Your Application To
Philippine Business for Education
6F, Glass Tower Building, C Palanca Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: 02 801 8446