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TSC Employment Qualifications for Post-Primary School Teachers

TSC Employment Qualifications for Post-Primary School Teachers.

Following the advertisement for permanent and pensionable teacher recruitment, Boards of Management are required to conduct the selection process for the advertised vacancy (ies) in their Institutions.

Applicants must submit their applications to the Secretary, Teachers Service Commission for the institution where a vacancy has been declared online at www.teachersonline.go.ke.

As required by the Public Officer Ethics Act and the TSC Code of Conduct and Ethics, the Selection Panel must exercise the utmost transparency and accountability (CoCE, 2015).

TSC Employment Qualifications for Graduate Teachers

Applicants must have a minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE and C+ (plus) in each of the two teaching subjects or two (2) Principles and one (1) Subsidiary pass at ‘A’ Level.

In addition, they must have either:

(a) A Bachelor of Education Degree with two (2) teaching subjects or,

(b) A Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with two teaching subjects or,

(c) Bachelor of Science with Education/Bachelor of Arts with Education with two teaching subjects or,

(d) Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension with two teaching subjects.

N.B: Applicants with the following qualifications are also eligible;

i) Diploma in Education Holders with a Mean Grade of C (Plain) and C (Plain) in the two teaching subjects at KCSE and have undertaken a Bachelors of Education Degree.

ii) Those who obtained Mean Grade C (Plain) at KCSE and C (Plain) in the subjects of study at A-Level and obtained at least 1 Principle and 2 Subsidiaries for Sciences, 2 Principles and 1 Subsidiary for Arts prior to undertaking a Bachelor of Education Degree.

Diploma Teachers

Applicants must have a minimum Mean Grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in the two teaching subjects.

N.B: Hearing and visually impaired teachers who enrolled for training with Mean Grade of C (Plain) and C (Plain) in the two teaching subjects are eligible.

Technical Teachers

Applicants must have a minimum Mean Grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in the two teaching subjects or one (1) Principle and two (2) Subsidiaries at ‘A’-Level in subjects studied.

In addition, they must have either:

i) Bachelor of Education Technology (BeD TECH); or,

Ii) Bachelor of Science (BSc) in any relevant technical Subject (s) /Course; or


iii) Higher Diploma in a technical course; or


iv) A Diploma in a technical course.


Further, applicants under category (ii) above MUST possess a Diploma in Technical
Teacher Education from Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC), previously known as
Kenya Technical Teachers College.

Other TSC Employment Qualifications for Post-Primary School Teachers

Applicants whose training is in subjects that are currently not in the secondary school curriculum do not qualify, irrespective of their having undertaken a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and/or enhancement.

This category includes but is not limited to Bachelor of Science /Bachelor of Arts in:

  • Natural Resources
  • Fisheries
  • Meteorology
  • Anthropology
  • Forestry
  • Sociology
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Theology / Divinity
  • Horticulture
  • Journalism
  • Farm Machinery
  • Biotechnology e.t.c


2) Applicants with Economics/Commerce/Accounting can apply for Business Studies


3) Diploma Teachers with English/other subjects qualify for employment as teachers of
English/Literature on condition that they have adequate units in both Language and
Literature.


5) All applicants must have studied the two teaching subjects at KCSE except for
Agriculture, Business Studies, Home Science, and Computer Studies.

For those who did not study Business Studies and Computer Studies, one should have attained a minimum of C+ (Plus) in Mathematics at KCSE.

For those who did not study Agriculture and Home Science, one should have attained a minimum of C+ in Biology at KCSE.


6) Graduate Teachers should have studied a minimum of eight (8) course units in each
teaching subject.

In addition, the teachers must have studied Special Methods in their two teaching subjects of choice together with a minimum of three (3) months of teaching practice.


7) Applicants presenting enhancement certificate(s)/official transcripts in teaching
subject(s) from recognized Institution(s) would qualify for employment if they scored at least a C+ (Plus) in the enhanced subject at KCSE.

In addition, there MUST be proof of having taken units on teaching methods of the subject throughout the undergraduate course.


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8) Applicants previously employed under contract and whose services were terminated
due to inadequate units in teaching subjects and have since obtained enhancement
certificates with adequate units are eligible to apply.


9) Kenya Sign Language (KSL) and Braille are considered teaching subjects in Special
Needs Education e.g. Biology/KSL and Geography/Braille

TSC Employment Qualifications for Post-Primary School Teachers

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