26 Bachelor’s Degree Teaching Courses banned by TSC.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has proclaimed that it will not register teachers who train in subjects that are not in their current curriculum.
“Applicants for registration whose training is in subjects that are currently NOT in the curriculum do not qualify irrespective of having undertaken a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and/or Enhancement,” read part of the guidelines for registration of new teachers.
“Those who have undertaken a PGDE with these courses are NOT eligible for registration as teachers.
“These courses do not provide sufficient subject content and therefore the mastery of the content in two teaching subjects is not adequate as required,” reads the guidelines.
However, the commission explains that those with ‘A Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree, with a post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and 2 teaching subjects are qualified for registration.
26 Bachelor Of Science And Arts Degree Teaching Courses banned by TSC
1. Natural resources
4. Animal husbandry
6. Farm machinery
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12. Kiswahili and Communication
13. Business Management/administration
14. Banking and Finance
16. Actuarial science
17. Environmental science
20. All courses related to engineering
21. Industrial chemistry
23. Hospitality and tourism
24. Foods, nutrition and dietetics
25. Technology and applied biology
ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
Applicants with Economics/Commerce/Accounting degrees are eligible to apply for Business Studies.
Diploma Teachers with English/other subjects are eligible for employment as English/Literature teachers if they have adequate units in both Language and Literature.
Except for Agriculture, Business Studies, Home Science, and Computer Studies, all applicants must have studied the two teaching subjects at KCSE.
For those who did not study Business Studies and Computer Studies, a minimum of C+ (Plus) in Mathematics at KCSE is required.
For those who did not study Agriculture and Home Science, a minimum of C+ in Biology at KCSE is required.
Graduate Teachers must have completed at least eight (8) course units in each teaching subject. Furthermore, the teachers must have studied Special Methods in their two teaching subjects of choice, as well as a minimum of three (3) months of teaching experience.
Applicants who present enhancement certificate(s)/official transcripts in teaching subject(s) from recognized institutions are eligible for employment if they received a C+ (Plus) in the enhanced subject at KCSE.
Furthermore, proof of having taken units on the subject’s teaching methods throughout the undergraduate course is required.
Applicants who have previously worked under contract and had their services terminated due to insufficient units in teaching subjects and have since obtained enhancement certificates with adequate units are eligible to apply.
Kenya Sign Language (KSL) and Braille are taught as subjects in Special Needs Education, for example, Biology/KSL and Geography/Braille.