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The Most Difficult Majors to Pass In the LET Exam

Before anything else, I just wanted to get this one thing clarified: It is logically impossible to objectively identify which majors are the ones that would most probably leave you unlicensed when you would choose them as your field of specialization.  

“Why?”

That’s because we have diverse sets of strengths and weaknesses, as well as interests and on the other hand, dislikes- therefore, majoring in MAPEH could bring more possibility of success for someone who find physical-related activities and aesthetic crafts as complementing to their sense of purpose than actually choosing to major in Filipino because based on rumor and ‘observations’ that has been the easiest one to pass under some consecutive years of LET results.

“Then what would this article be about?”

Basically, this would tackle the coverage of each specialization for you to really see which one would be the most ‘difficult’ for you- based on assessing what you love to learn and impart in comparison to the things that you’re less interested about. Therefore, this is intended strictly to those aspiring teachers- those that still have the choice what specialization would they like to major in, within their hands.

And now, going to the most awaited part, here are the coverage of each major in the LET exam and see what field you think suits your specialties the best.

Discussed below are the 10 specializations (in the secondary level) that you can choose from:

LET Exam Secondary Level: ENGLISH Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

If you love communication and understanding the technicalities that are within it; or you’re a lover of literature and you have this thing for critically analyzing the written compositions which have greatly influenced different civilizations the world has ever witnessed, then this is a good pick.

Scope:

  • Remedial instruction in English and English for Specific Purposes
  • Theoretical Foundations of Language and Literature:
  1. Introduction to Linguistics
  2. Structure of English
  3. Introduction to Stylistics
  4. Literary Criticism
  • Literature:
  1. Mythology and Folklore
  2. Afro-Asian Literature
  3. English and American Literature
  • Methodology:
  1. The Teaching of Speaking
  2. Listening and Reading
  3. Teaching of Literature
  4. Preparation and Evaluation of Instructional Materials
  5. Language and Literature Assessment
  6. Language Research
  7. Campus Journalism
  8. Translation and Editing of Text
  9. Speech and Stage Arts
  10. Creative Writing

LET Exam Secondary Level: FILIPINO Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

Are you into the same things just as what’s stated above in the English major but you’re more into focusing on what’s “ours”? Then this could be a good option.

Scope:

  • Mga Batayang Teoretikal:
  1. Introduksiyon sa Pag-aaral ng Wika
  2. Panimulang Linggwistika
  • Nilalaman:
  1. Wika
  2. Panitikan
  3. Metodolohiya, Pagtataya at Ebalwasyon, at Kagamitang Pangturo

LET Exam Secondary Level: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

Are you interested not only in every life forms but as well as in understanding the complex information that’s behind them? Then this major could be a great pick for you.

Scope:

  • Biological Science I
  • Biological Science II
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Genetic and Evolution
  • Biochemistry and Anatomy and Physiology

LET Exam Secondary Level: PHYSICAL SCIENCES Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

Do you love observing movements and actually seeking to understand the principles which have allowed such motion to actually happen? Together with all the other related aspects- if you’re into them then you might as well significantly consider taking this specialization!

Scope:

  • Introduction:
  1. Nature of Science
  2. Chemistry
  3. Atomic and Molecular
  4. Chemical Bonds
  5. Conservation of Matter and Stoichiciometry
  6. Gases, Liquids and Solids
  7. Acids and Bases
  8. Solutions
  9. Chemical Thermodynamics
  10. Chemical Kinetics and Equilibrium
  11. Organic and Biochemistry
  12. Nuclear Processes
  • Physics:
  1. Physical Quantities and Vectors
  2. Mechanics, Electricity, Magnetism and Electronics
  3. Thermodynamics
  4. Modern Physics
  5. Light and Geometric Optics
  6. Earth and Space
  7. Astronomy
  8. Environment

LET Exam Secondary Level: MATH Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

Oooh, a math geek? What else are you pondering upon, then?

Scope:

  • Arithmetic and Number Theory and Business Math
  • Basic and Advanced Algebra
  • Plane and Solid Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Modern Geometry
  • Linear and Abstract Algebra
  • History of Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Mathematical Investigation
  • Instrumentation and Assessment

LET Exam Secondary Level: SOCIAL STUDIES / SOCIAL SCIENCES Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

Are you a politically outspoken individual who loves seeking and imparting information regarding the current issues that are driving the world towards its taken direction? Then being a social studies major might probably be where your calling actually lies!

Scope:

  • Trends and Issues in Social Studies
  • Research
  • Geography
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Politics, Governance and Law-Related
  • History:
  1. World History and Civilization I
  2. World History and Civilization II
  3. Asian Studies
  • Economics: Micro and Macro Economics – Planning and Strategies
  • Methods:
  1. Teaching Approaches in Secondary Social Studies
  2. Productions of Instructional Materials for Social Studies
  3. Building Bridges Across Social Science Discipline
  • Assessment: Assessment and Evaluation in the Social Studies or Social Studies

LET Exam Secondary Level: VALUES EDUCATION Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

Various moral dilemmas and the philosophy which integrates the reason behind them- do you love exploring about these things? If you are, then you should know then what would be the best path for you.

Scope:

  • Foundation of Values Education (VE):
  1. Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of VE
  2. Socio-Cultural, Anthropological & Legal Bases of VE
  3. Psychological Theories of Values Development
  • Personhood Development:
  1. Personhood Development
  2. Dynamics of Intra- and Interpersonal Relations
  3. Psycho-Spiritual Development
  4. Management of Behavior Problems
  • Transformative Education (Source of Values and Factors in Values Education):
  1. Family Life and Filipino Values System
  2. Education for Human Rights and Responsible Citizenship
  3. Foundations of Gender Studies
  4. Peace and Global Education
  5. Information Technology and Human Development
  6. Moral Issues and Concerns in Contemporary Living
  • Work Ethics and Community Service: Commitment to Social Responsibility and Accountability:
  1. Career Development and Work Values
  2. Values Education through Community Service
  • Approaches and Methodologies:
  1. Facilitation: Theory and Practice
  2. Teaching Approaches and Strategies in Transformative Education
  3. Values Integration in the School Setting
  • Research and Evaluation:
  1. Behavioral Statistics
  2. Development of VE Instruction Materials and Assessment Tools
  3. Research in VE

LET Exam Secondary Level: MAPEH Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

Sporty? Artsy? Loves music? What are you else thinking about, then?

Scope:

  • Foundations of MAPEH
  • Methods and Teaching Strategies of MAPEH
  • Coaching and Officiating of Sports Events, Dance Competitions and Music Activities
  • Organization and Management, Research and Special Education in MAPEH
  • Physical Education: Anatomical, Mechanical, and Physiological Bases of Movement
  • Gymnastics:
  1. Philippine Folk Dance
  2. Team Sports
  3. Aquatics
  4. International Folk Dance and Other Dance Forms
  5. Athletics
  6. Individual, Dual and Combative Sports
  • Health Education:
  1. Personal, Community and Environment Health
  2. Safety Education and First Aid
  3. Health Practicum
  • Music:
  1. Philippine and Asian Music
  2. Solfeggio and Applied Piano
  3. Integrated and Music Theory
  4. Music Literature
  5. Choral Works and Conducting and Playing Rondalla Instruments
  • Art Education

LET Exam Secondary Level: AGRICULTURE & FISHERY ARTS Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

If you’re into considering how we could actually nurture the best of resources that our country has, and you would love spending your life sharing it to others as well- then this specialization surely, has been waiting all along for you!

Scope:

  • Functional Application Knowledge
  • Breeds of Farm Animals and Fish
  • Pests and Disease Affecting Animals and Fish Propagation
  • Marketing Strategies in the Industry/Entrepreneurship
  • Proper Care and Management of Agricultural and Fishery Products

LET Exam Secondary Level: TLE TECHNOLOGY & LIVELIHOOD EDUCATION Major

“How do I know if it won’t be that much of difficulty for me if I’ll choose this major?”

Techy? Interested in technical details? Is into exploring different vocational paths that thereby exists? Then this major is surely the one which fits you best.

Scope:

  • Basic Drafting
  • Business Math
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Cosmetology
  • Foods
  • Carpentry and Masonry
  • Basic Electronics
  • Entrepreneurship

References:

INFINITHINK.ORG. (2019). LET Coverage/Table of Specifications (NCBTS-Based). [online] Available at: http://www.infinithink.org/2015/03/let-coverage-table-of-specifications-ncbts-based.html [Accessed 17 Jan. 2019].

LET EXAM – Questions & Answers. (2019). 2018 LET Exam Coverage. [online] Available at: https://letqa.blogspot.com/2018/01/2018-let-exam-coverage.html [Accessed 17 Jan. 2019].

Basa, C. (2019). Who’s who and what’s what: LET tops and their fields of Specialization for Secondary Level | MindGym Philippines | Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers Review LET Review. [online] Mindgymphilippines.com. Available at: http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/2014/03/whos-whats-let-tops-fields-specialization-secondary-level/ [Accessed 17 Jan. 2019].