TEACHING AND MOTHER TONGUE PROFICIENCY OF PRE – SERVICE TEACHERS: HOW COMPETENT

This study determined the Teaching Competence and the Mother Tongue Proficiency of the Pre – Service Teachers of the Bachelor of Elementary Education students major in General Education, Home Economics and Livelihood Education and Early Childhood Education respectively in Carlos Hilado Memorial State College for Academic Year 2016 -2017 when taken as a whole and grouped according to major and sex and the significant difference and relationship between teaching competence and mother tongue proficiency. The descriptive method of research was used in this study. Stratified random sampling was employed in the selection of participants. There were ninety seven (97) participants in this study. Mean, Standard Deviation, ANOVA and Pearson r were used to analyze the data. The data for the teaching competence were taken from the Teaching Evaluation and Rating Sheet and Mother Tongue Proficiency was based on the grades by the respondents in their EDMOTO (Mother Tongue) subject. The study revealed that: (1)teaching competence of the pre-service teachers when taken as a whole and grouped according to major and sex was “very high”, (2) the mother proficiency of the pre-service teachers was when taken as a whole and grouped according to major and sex was “good”, (3) significant difference and significant relationship exists between teaching competence and mother proficiency.

Keywords: Teaching Competence, Mother Tongue Proficiency, Pre- Service Teachers.

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