Best Schools for Teachers (with High LET Passing Rates)

James Ryan Jonas

Do you want to impart knowledge to Filipinos, mold their minds, and ultimately change lives? A career in teaching may help you achieve that goal.

Teaching, without a doubt, is one of the noble professions out there and although this career may not pay a lot compared to other professions, the non-monetary and psychological rewards of making positive impact to millions of Filipinos might be enough to pursue this profession.

Licensed Teachers in the Philippines

The tasks of a Licensed Teacher in the Philippines span a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • delivering effective teaching and learning programs for students
  • developing lesson plans and instructional materials
  • evaluating students’ academic and social growth
  • establishing and enforcing rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order in the classroom
  • preparing progress reports and communicating with parents to discuss students’ progress
  • encouraging and supporting students in joining extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests

In the Philippines, aspiring teachers may choose to enroll and specialize in Elementary Education or Secondary Education.

Before the end of the Bachelor in Elementary or Secondary Education course, students are required to undergo Practice Teaching as culmination of the teacher training process. In this requirement, student-teachers are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skill in actual classes, in preparation for being an actual teacher. The number of hours required to finish the Practice Teaching practicum vary per school.

Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET)

To finally become a licensed teacher, an individual must graduate with a degree in Bachelor in Education (Elementary or Secondary Education) and successfully pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

The LET is conducted by the Board of Professional Teachers under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The LET, also called LEPT or Licensure Exam for Professional Teachers, is conducted twice a year in the Philippines, during the months of March and September.

You may view below the school performance during previous LET exams in the country.

Top Schools for Teachers in the Philippines

Do you want to know the best schools for teacher education? We summarized below data about the passing rates in four (4) past LET Exams. Is your school one of the best schools for teachers? We hope so!

1. Schools ranked by LET Passing Rate (Elementary Level, 201-above takers)

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of LET PassersTotal Number of Takers
1University of Santo Tomas, Manila97%252259
2Philippine Normal University, Manila94%339358
3Mariano Marcos State University - College of Education, Laoag City90%377418
4West Visayas State University, Iloilo City88%490551
5Philippine Normal University - Isabela Campus, Alicia87%222254

2. Schools ranked by LET Passing Rate (Elementary Level, 101-200 takers)

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of LET PassersTotal Number of Takers
1Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City97%144148
2Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila94%129137
3Bohol Island State University - Main Campus, Tagbilaran City87%146166
3University of Southeastern Philippines - Tagum Campus, Tagum City87%145165
4Saint Louis University, Baguio City86%145167
4Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro86%134155
4Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa City86%95110

3. Schools ranked by LET Passing Rate (Elementary Level, 100-below takers)

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of LET PassersTotal Number of Takers
1De La Salle University, Manila100%3636
1University of Rizal System - Antipolo Campus, Antipolo City100%2626
1Assumption College, Makati100%1717
1University of Asia and the Pacific, Pasig City100%1313
1University of Mindanao - Guianga Junior College, Davao City100%1212
2University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City98%7980
3Aurora State College of Technology, Baler96%2829
4University of Pangasinan PHINMA Education Network, Dagupan City95%5962
4Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City95%2122
4St. Theresa's College - Cebu, Cebu City95%2021
5Miriam College, Quezon City93%7277
5Holy Cross College of Calinan, Davao City93%1415
6Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Manila92%3740
6Adventist University of the Philippines, Silang92%2325
6Saint Pedro Poveda College, Quezon City92%1314
6Southville International School and Colleges, Las Pinas92%1213
7Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City91%8087
7University of Mindanao -Tagum, Tagum City91%7380
7Bohol Wisdom College, Tagbilaran City91%3235
8Cor Jesu College, Digos City89%6168
8Bohol Island State University - Candijay Campus, Candijay89%5258
9St. Michael's College of Iligan City, Iligan City87%6473
9Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga City87%1416
10Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal City86%7587
10Saint Mary's University, Bayombong86%5260
10Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Naga City86%4552
10St. Mary's College of Tagum, Tagum City86%4350
10Bicol University - Main Campus, Legazpi City86%1922

4. Schools ranked by LET Passing Rate (Secondary Level, 501-above takers)

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of LET PassersTotal Number of Takers
1Philippine Normal University, Manila93%14011501
2Saint Louis University, Baguio City90%710785
3Cebu Normal University, Cebu City87%12151391
4West Visayas State University, Iloilo City83%625745
4Leyte Normal University, Tacloban83%561672
4Bohol Island State University - Main Campus, Tagbilaran City83%421507
5Southern Luzon State University, Lucban81%465574
6Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City80%657815

5. Schools ranked by LET Passing Rate (Elementary Level, 301-500 takers)

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of LET PassersTotal Number of Takers
1University of Santo Tomas, Manila92%398429
2Philippine Normal University - Agusan Campus, Prosperidad89%426477
2Mariano Marcos State University - College of Education, Laoag City89%292327
3Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro87%323368
4Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City85%280327
4University of San Carlos, Cebu City85%268314
5Bicol University - Daraga, Daraga83%349418
5Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Manila83%272324
6Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal City81%298365

6. Schools ranked by LET Passing Rate (Secondary Level, 101-300 takers)

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of LET PassersTotal Number of Takers
1University of the Philippines Los Banos, Los Banos98%159161
2University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City97%265272
2Philippine Normal University - Isabela Campus, Alicia97%262270
3Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City93%166178
4Philippine Normal University in Cadiz City, Cadiz City89%255285
4University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City89%237266
5Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City88%132150
5Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Taguig City, Taguig City88%118134
6City College of Calamba, Calamba City87%156179
7Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela, Valenzuela City86%217251
8Silliman University, Dumaguete City85%158185
9Saint Mary's University, Bayombong83%215258
10Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City82%239290
10University of Baguio, Baguio City82%184223
10Davao del Norte State College, Panabo City82%149180
10Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Sto. Tomas., Sto. Tomas82%112135
10Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga City82%90109
11Cor Jesu College, Digos City81%209256
11Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig, Pasig City81%169207
11Father Saturnino Urios University, Butuan City81%137169
12Adventist University of the Philippines, Silang80%114142
12Pangasinan State University in Urdaneta, Urdaneta City80%107133

7. Schools ranked by LET Passing Rate (Secondary Level, 100-below takers)

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of LET PassersTotal Number of Takers
1Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City100%6666
1University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao100%6464
1University of the Philippines Mindanao, Davao City100%2323
1University of the Philippines Manila, Manila100%1919
1Divine Word Mission Seminary, Quezon City100%1818
1Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College, Marikina City100%1313
1UP Diliman - Pampanga Extension Program, Angeles City100%1313
1San Beda College, Manila100%1212
1San Carlos Seminary College, Cebu City100%1111
1Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Quezon City100%1010
1Far Eastern University - Cavite, Silang100%1010
1Technological University of the Philippines - Visayas, Talisay City100%1010
2University of the Philippines Visayas - Tacloban College, Tacloban98%6768
3De La Salle University, Manila97%8587
3University of the Philippines Baguio, Baguio City97%6769
4St. Joseph's College Of Quezon City, Quezon City96%2425
5De La Salle Lipa, Lipa City95%95100
5Cebu Doctors' University, Mandaue City95%2122
6St. Anthony College, Roxas City93%1516
7St. Scholastica's College, Manila92%2628
7Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila92%2628
7St. Theresa's College - Cebu, Cebu City92%2325
7St. Scholastica's College - Tacloban, Tacloban92%1314
7San Carlos Seminary - Makati City, Makati92%1213
7Velez College, Cebu City92%1213
8Bohol Wisdom College, Tagbilaran City91%2224
8Bethel Bible College, Valenzuela City91%1112
9San Pablo Major Seminary, Baguio City90%4044
9Aklan Polytechnic College, Kalibo90%2831
9Mapua University, Manila90%2730
9Miriam College, Quezon City90%1820
9St. Augustine Seminary, Calapan City90%1011
9Mater Salutis College Seminary, Daraga90%1011
9Assumption College, Makati90%910
10Saint Bridget College, Batangas City89%6977
10Don Bosco Technology Center, Cebu City89%2629
10Philippine Normal University in Lopez, Lopez89%2528
10College of the Holy Spirit, Manila89%1719
10Oblates of St. Joseph College Seminary, Lipa City89%1719
11San Pedro College, Davao City88%7787
11St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur, Bantay88%1618
12La Salle College Antipolo, Antipolo City87%2124
13Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation, Tacloban86%1922
13Centro Escolar University - Makati Gil Puyat, Makati86%1315
14Colegio San Agustin Bacolod, Bacolod City85%85100
14Lorma Colleges, San Fernando City85%4249
14First City Providential College, San Jose del Monte City85%2428
14Southern Luzon State University - Infanta Campus, Infanta85%1214
15Mariano Marcos State University - Main, Batac City84%6071
15Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines, Tuguegarao City84%5363
15Lyceum of the Philippines University - Cavite Campus, General Trias84%2732
15St. Camillus College Seminary, Marikina City84%1113
16Easter College, Baguio City83%1518
16Lyceum of Subic Bay, Olongapo City83%1012
16Universal Colleges of Paranaque, Paranaque City83%1012
17Baptist Theological College, Cebu City82%4352
17Central Philippines State University - San Carlos Campus, San Carlos City82%1417
18Cavite State University - Carmona Campus, Carmona81%4859
18Central Luzon Doctors' Hospital Educational Institution, Tarlac City81%3948
18Holy Rosary Minor Seminary, Naga City81%2733
18Queen of Apostles College Seminary, Tagum City81%2227
18Pangasinan State University in Infanta, Infanta81%1822
18Canossa College, San Pablo City81%911
18STI College - Sta. Cruz, Santa Cruz81%911
19Limay Polytechnic College, Limay80%6378
19Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology, Tangub City80%4657
19Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba, Calamba City80%3746
19Febias College of Bible, Valenzuela City80%2936
19St. Paul University Manila, Manila80%2835
19Aldersgate College, Solano80%2025
19College of Holy Spirit of Tarlac, Tarlac City80%1620
19Colegio de Los Banos, Los Banos80%810
19Mater Divinae Gratiae College, Dolores80%810
19Saint Peter College Seminary, Butuan City80%810
20General De Jesus College, San Isidro79%2734

Note: The table above only ranks the passing rates of First-time takers; repeaters are not included in the passing rate. All figures are based on the four (4) past Licensure Exam for Professional Teachers in September 2017, March 2017, September 2016, and March 2016.

Source: PRC Philippines (

James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.