Teacher Education Courses: Kuccps Requirements, Fees, Duration & Career Opportunities

Teacher Education Courses: Kuccps Requirements, Fees, Duration & Career Opportunities

TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES: –

 

  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.

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
  1. 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
  2. Duration – Four (4) terms of pre-service training or Six (6) terms in-service

 

Diploma in ECDE

 

  1. 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)
  1. The duration for the course is Four (04) terms of pre-service training or Six (06) terms in-service Candidates can complete the course in two years.

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Certificate in ECDE Employment to teach in early childhood education institutions under the County Governments or Private employers Diploma in ECDE
Diploma in ECDE Employment to teach and/or manage early childhood education institutions under the County Governments or Private employers Degree in ECDE

 

PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (PTE);

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements or ;
    • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) for visually impaired (VI-blind), hearing impaired (HI) and physically disabled
  2. The duration for the course is two (2)

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Primary                      Teacher                      Education (PTE) ·       Employment by

o   Teachers Service Commission (TSC) as a Primary School Teacher in any part of the Country

o   Private Schools as a Primary School Teacher in any part of the Country

o   Non- Governmental Organizations involved in Basic Education

·       Diploma             in ECDE

·       Diploma              in

Special         Needs Education

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
  o 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

 

 

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATE IN ADULT EDUCATION

 

  • The Minimum Entry Requirements are:
    • KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) for Teacher 1, or;
    • KCSE Mean Grade D Plain for Teacher
  • The training is coordinated by the sub-county adult and continuing education office
  • The duration for the course is two (2) years

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION

PATHS

Teacher Certificate in Adult Education (TCAE) ·       Employment by the Directorate of Adult and Continuing Education as an Adult Education Teacher/Trainer

·       Employment by community based organization involved in Adult Education and literacy programmes

·       Employment by Non- Governmental Organizations involved in Adult Education and Literacy programmes

Diploma Courses in Adult Education

 

SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (SNE)

 

  • 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

 

  • The duration for the course is two (2)

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Diploma                    in                    Special                    Needs Education (SNE) ·       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

·       Engagements in translations involving use of sign language, Braille

·       Consultancy Services in Special Needs

·       Promotion/ upgrading of teachers as per terms of service of the Teachers Service Commission

Degree Course in Special                                Needs Education

 

DIPLOMA IN TEACHER EDUCATION (DTE)

 

  1. 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
  2. The duration for the course is three (3)

 

 

  CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION

PATHS

Diploma       in                        Teacher Education (DTE) ·  Employment by the

o   Teachers Service Commission (TSC) as a secondary school teacher

o   Community based organizations

o   Non- Governmental Organizations

·       Engagements in the professional areas of specialization,

e.g. research, communication, design, or any educational institutions

·       Employment opportunities in foreign countries as a teacher

·       Employment in the sports industry

·       Employment by Semi Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAS)

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