International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Tracer Study of the PhdEm Graduates of Saint Paul University Philippines (SPUP)
Bansig, Inicia; Iringan, Emolyn M

This tracer study aimed to obtain graduates’ assessment of the graduate school program and the effect of obtaining the degree in their profession life. The research utilized the descriptive survey method, covered the population [38] of PhD-Educational Management graduates from the school year 2009-2010 to 2013-2014. Results reveal that majority of the participants are female, working in the public school, and teaching in the basic education level. Majority are promoted after 1 to 2 years of obtaining the degree and most are promoted from a teache rank to administrative position, which brought increment to their salary scale. In addition, there is a ‘very great extent’ of attainment of the graduate schools’ mission, vision, and goals in instruction and the objectives and outcomes of the PhD-Educational Management Program. Among the personal gains derived from pursuing the degree is their strong community engagement, promotion, deep sense of spirituality, compassionate care with others, self-confidence, higher self-esteem, resilience and confidence in dealing with personal problems. Further, the degree had enhanced the participants' knowledge and skills in their teaching and managerial functions.

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