This study assessed the competencies of pre-service teachers in Batangas State University. It also determined the significant relationship of their profile variables and their competencies.
The descriptive research design was used in the study and the questionnaire as the main data gathering tool. An informal interview was conducted to sustain the interpretation of data. A total of 287 pre- service teachers from the different campuses were utilized as respondents.
Findings of this research revealed that majority of the pre-service teachers are female and in the age bracket of 18 – 19. Most of their parents have an average monthly income of Php 5,000.00 to Php 9,999.00. With regard to their competencies, self management was found to be the weakest or manifested to a least extent. While the communication skills was assessed to a great extent and found to be the most developed competency. It was found out that there is significant relationship between the pre-service teachers’ competencies in age, year level and area of specialization. However, their human relations found no significant relationship to sex and their communication skills was found not significantly related to parents’ average monthly income.
It was recommended that the College may implement the management plan to enhance the competencies of the pre-service teachers. A follow up study may also be conducted after the implementation of the management plan to assess if it has been effective.