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MASTER OF ARTS ( EARLY CHILDHOOD) – Kenyatta University Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

i. A holder of Bachelor of Education Degree in Early Childhood Studies, with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent from Kenyatta University or any recognized institution.

ii. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

iii. The masters’ programme is available through project work and thesis option.

Duration of the course

During the first year of study, candidates will be required to take 11 units of which 6 will be general core units and 3 electives. During the second year, the student will be required to complete a thesis or a project worth 6 units. The masters’ programmes are offered through residential/regular programmes, open learning and school-based. The masters’ degree programme in early childhood studies will be offered in three specialization areas, thus:

i. Community and family education

ii. Management of institutes

iii. Developmental studies (child development)

Certification

The programme will lead to the award of a Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Examination

The final written examination will constitute 70% of the total mark while the continuous assessment and assignments will constitute 30%. The pass mark of each course shall be 50%.

Masters by Thesis

Unit Code and Title

ECC 800: Research Methods in Education

ECE 801: Contemporary Issues in Child development

ECE 802: Families, Culture and Development

ECE 803: Health, nutrition and early childhood practices

ECC 802 Educational Statistics

ECE 805: Parents and community education mobilization

ECE 806: Family guidance and counselling

ECE 807: Resource development and management

ECE 808: Project design, implementation and administration

ECE 809: Computer applications

Year 2

ECE 810: Thesis

Masters by Project

Unit Code and Title

ECC 800: Research Methods in Education

ECE 801: Contemporary Issues in Child development

ECE 802: Families, Culture and Development

ECE 803: Health, nutrition and early childhood practices

ECC 802: Educational Statistics

ECE 805: Parents and community education mobilization

ECE 806: Family guidance and counselling

ECE 807: Resource development and management

ECE 808: Project design, implementation and administration

ECE 809: Computer applications

ECE 810: Fostering Creativity and Resilience in Young Children

ECE 811: Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances

ECE 812: Advanced Psychology of Human Learning

ECE 813: Curriculum Development Implementation and Evaluation

ECE 814: Professionalism, Leadership and Advocacy in ECE 

ECE 815: Project

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