Abstract: This study sought to evaluate the Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) in Nueva Ecija that offer Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) and correlate their policies and practices to their performance in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). Through descriptive (quantitative and qualitative) research design, survey questionnaire, interview, and focus group discussion data were gathered from TEIs, teachers, graduates, and LET passers as respondents of the study. Hence, the results of the study showed that: TEIs are cognizant that admission, retention, and LET preparation policies are important academic guidelines or procedures in every institution. Equally, TEIs are mindful that academic policies are vital means to establish and maintain quality instruction; Most TEIs failed to address their academic problems. Also, the Commission on Higher Education failed to observe or impose its policies concerning below national passing rate performance of TEIs in BSED-LET; TEIs admission, retention, and LET preparation policies are big contributory factors towards a healthier LET performance; and TEIs recognize the importance of achieving BSED-LET result that is above the national passing rate. Lastly, TEIs are mindful that LET performance of their graduates is a measure or indicator of quality academic practices and processes.
Keywords: Education/Teacher Education Institution/Licensure Examination for Teachers/Education Policies and Practices/Secondary Education