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Latest Entry Requirements and Teacher Education Levels In The Teaching Service

Latest Requirements In The Teaching Service.

Here is the most recent 2021 requirements for one to pursue a teaching career in Kenya as presented by Dr. Reuben Nthamburi who is the Director of Quality Assurance & Standards (QAS) in theTeachers Service Commission(TSC).

A workshop was held with an objective to sensitize University Deans, School of Education & Chief Principals of Diploma Teacher Training Colleges on the Teacher Education Framework on the Requirements for entry into the Teaching Service.

This is as the constitutional mandate of of TSC which requires it to constantly reviewing standards of Education and as well the Training of teachers.

TEACHER EDUCATION LEVELS

The following are the proposed levels of teachers Education. 

1. Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (PP1&PP2)

2. Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (Grade 1-6 )

3. Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education (Junior (7-9) and Senior (10-12) Secondary Level)

4.BA/BSC with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Junior and Senior Secondary, SNE)

5).BA/BSC with Postgraduate Diploma in Teacher Education (Teacher Educator)

6. Diploma in Special Needs Teacher Education (Specialized Curriculum areas- Autism, Deaf, blind, multiple disabilities and Multiple cerebral palsy for foundation, intermediate, Pre-vocational and vocational levels)

7. Diploma in Technical Teacher Education (Appropriate Technical subjects in Junior and Senior Secondary).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATION FOR TEACHER REGISTRATION.


1. Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (PP1&PP2);-

i. KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) 

ii. Mean grade C in All the subjects. 

Note: Teachers at this level will teach all subjects at PP1 and PP2.

2. Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (Grade 1-6 )

i. Minimum Mean Grade C plain or its equivalent at KCSE

ii. C plain in all the Cluster subjects. 

Note: Teachers at this level will teach all subjects at Grade 1-3 & 4-6 with some specialization on the indigenous and Foreign languages.

3.Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education (Junior (7-9) and Senior (10-12) Secondary Level)

i. Minimum Mean Grade C+ in KCSE

ii. C+ in three teaching subject. 

Note: Teachers at this level will teach three subjects at Junior OR senior secondary.

4. Diploma in Education SNE (Foundations, Pry and Lower Secondary Specialized Areas) 

i. Minimum Mean Garde C (plain) or its equivalent at KCSE

ii. C- (minus) its equivalent in all subjects clusters

Note: Teachers at this level will teach all subjects at foundation, intermediate, Pre-vocational and vocational levels Primary and Lower Secondary.

5. Diploma in Technical Teacher Education Secondary (Junior and Senior Secondary) 

i. Minimum Mean Grade C+ or equivalent at KCSE

ii. C+ in three teaching subjects. 

Note: Teachers at this level will teach three subjects at Junior or senior secondary. 

Candidates with relevant Diplomas and Certificates in appropriate Technical Subjects shall be considered for admission.

6.BA/BSC with PGDE (Junior/Senior Secondary) 

i. Entry grade will be KCSE Mean Grade C+ with a B-(Minus) in three teaching subjects. 

ii. BA/BSC for 3 years and PGDE for one year on at Junior and Senior secondary. 

Note: Teachers at this level will teach three subjects at Junior and Senior secondary. 

7.BA/BSC with PGDE (Teacher Education Educators) 

i. Entry grade will be KCSE Mean Grade C+ with a B-(Minus) in three teaching subjects. 

ii. BA/BSC for 3 years and PGDE for one year on Teacher Education. 

Note: Teacher Educators at this level will teach three subjects at Primary and Diploma Teacher Training Colleges.

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