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Teacher Education Courses in Kenya

TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES IN KENYA

  1. Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE).
  2. Primary Teacher Education (PTE).
  3. Teacher Certificate in Adult Education (TCAE).
  4. Special Needs Education (SNE).
  5. Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE).

Teacher Education courses are offered in colleges/institutions certified and approved by the Ministry of Education. Undertaking Teaching practice is compulsory for all Teacher Education Courses.

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1. EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (ECDE);

ECDE Proficiency Certificate

This is not an institution based course but an examination for those who have not met minimum entry requirements for direct admission to Certificate in ECDE course.

Registration is done at the Sub-county Education Office.

The Entry Requirements are:

  • KCPE Certificate, or
  • KCSE Mean Grade D Plain and below Certificate in ECDE

a) The Minimum Entry Requirements are: –

  • KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus), or;
  • KCE Division IV, or;
  • P2 teacher training certificate, or;
  • KCPE Certificate with a pass in ECDE Proficiency Certificate.

b) Duration – Four (4) terms of pre-service training or Six (6) terms of in-service training.

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Diploma in ECDE

a) The Minimum Entry Requirements are: –

  • KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) or;
  • KCE Division II or;
  • Primary Teacher Education (PTE) teacher training certificate or;
  • At least D+ (Plus) in KCSE or KCE Division III and in addition have a KNEC ECDE Certificate or Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate or;
  • KCE Division III and Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE- A level) Certificate with a minimum of one (01) principal.


b) The duration for the course is Four (04) terms of pre-service training or Six (06) terms of in-service training.
Candidates can complete the course in two years.

COURSE NAMECAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESPROGRESSION PATHS
Certificate in ECDEEmployment   to   teach   in   early   childhood   education institutions under the County Governments or Private
employers
Diploma in ECDE
Diploma in ECDEEmployment  to  teach  and/or  manage  early  childhood education institutions under the County Governments or Private employersDegree in ECDE

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (ECDE) COURSE SUBJECTS

  • Foundation and Management of ECD in Kenya.
  • Introduction to Child Psychology, Child Growth and Development.
  • Health Nutrition and Care.
  • Early Childhood Dev. and Education, Curriculum and Instructional & Learning Approaches.
  • Children with Special needs and Child Rights and protection.
  • Guidance and Counseling.
  • English Language, Lugha ya Kiswahili and Language activities.
  • Mathematics Activities.
  • Science activities and Social Environment Activities.
  • Music and Movement activities.
  • Creative Art Activities and Physical Activities.
  • General Knowledge, Religious Education and Materials Development.
  • Introduction to Research and Community Development.
  • Teaching practice.
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2. PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (PTE);


a) The Minimum Entry Requirements or ;

  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) for visually impaired (VI-blind), hearing impaired (HI) and physically disabled candidates.

b) The duration for the course is two (2) years.

COURSE NAMECAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESPROGRESSION PATHS
Primary    Teacher    Education (PTE)Employment by:
Teachers   Service   Commission   (TSC)   as a Primary  School  Teacher in any part of the Country.
Private Schools as a Primary School Teacher in any part of the Country.
Non- Governmental Organizations involved in Basic Education.
Diploma in ECDE
Diploma in Special Needs Education
Semi-Autonomous   Government agencies   – SAGAS.
Education Consultancy services
Employment in foreign countries as a basic Education Teacher.
Promotion to Management of Education Institutions in Kenya.
Employment in the sports industry

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3. TEACHER CERTIFICATE IN ADULT EDUCATION


(a) The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) for Teacher 1, or;
  • KCSE Mean Grade D Plain for Teacher 2.


(b) The training is coordinated by the sub-county adult and continuing education office
(c) The duration for the course is two (2) years

COURSE NAMECAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESPROGRESSION PATHS
Teacher   Certificate   in   Adult Education (TCAE)– Employment by the Directorate of Adult and Continuing Education as an Adult Education Teacher/Trainer.
– Employment by the community-based organizations involved in Adult Education and literacy programmes.
– Employment by Non-   Governmental   Organizations involved in Adult Education and Literacy programmes.
Diploma  Courses  in Adult Education

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4. SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (SNE)


(a) The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • Primary Teacher Education (PTE) Certificate, or;
  • P1 Teacher certificate by training, or;
  • P1 Teacher who has been promoted by the Ministry of Education through the teacher proficiency courses, or;
  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) or with a KNEC Certificate in ECDE or Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate, or;
  • KCE Division 3 with a KNEC Certificate in ECDE or Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate.

(b) The duration for the course is two (2) years.

COURSE NAMECAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESPROGRESSION
PATHS
Diploma    in    Special    Needs Education (SNE)o  Employment by:
o  Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to teach in schools that admit Special Needs learners
o community-based organizations    (CBOs) involved in Special Needs Education
o  Non-  Governmental  Organizations  (NGOs) involved in Special Needs Education
o  Engagements in translations involving the use of sign language, Braille
o  Consultancy Services in Special Needs
o  Promotion/  upgrading  of  teachers  as  per  terms  of service of the Teachers Service Commission
Degree     Course     in Special              Needs Education

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5. DIPLOMA IN TEACHER EDUCATION (DTE)


a) The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus);
  • In addition the trainee must have a grade of C+ (Plus) in the two teaching subjects and a C (Plain) in English;
  • Candidates pursuing science courses should have at least C (Plain) in Mathematics while those pursuing humanities and languages should have at least D+ (Plus) in Mathematics.


b) The duration for the course is three (3) years.

CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESPROGRESSION
PATHS
Diploma      in      Teacher Education (DTE)Employment by the Teachers  Service  Commission  (TSC)  as a  secondary school teacher.
Community-based organizations.
Non- Governmental Organizations.
Engagements in the professional areas of specialization, e.g. research, communication, design, or any educational institution.
Employment opportunities in foreign countries as a teacher.
Employment in the sports industry.
Employment by Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAS).
Degree Courses in relevant areas.

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TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES IN KENYA

TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES IN KENYA


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