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Proposed New Entry Qualifications for teacher education in CBC

Early childhood Development

Certificate is currently redundant

Teachers in pp1 and pp2 will teach all subjects and must have the following qualifications

  • Diploma in early childhood teacher education
  • KCSE mean grade of C plain
  • Mean grade of C in all the subjects

Primary Teacher education

Certificate is currently redundant

Grade 1-6 teachers must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Diploma in primary teacher education
  2. KCSE mean grade of C plain or its equivalent
  3. C plain in all the cluster subjects

Grade 1-6 teachers will teach all subjects at grade 1-3. At grade 4-6, there will some specializations on the indigenous subjects and foreign languages.

Junior Secondary teacher

Grade 7-9 teachers must have the following qualifications

  1. Diploma in secondary teacher education
  2. Minimum KCSE grade of C+
  3. C plus in three teaching subjects

Teachers with diploma in secondary education will teach three subjects at junior secondary or senior secondary.

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Primary teacher education (SNE)

This category of teachers must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Diploma in education (special needs education), specializing in foundations, primary schools and lower secondary schools.
  2. KCSE mean grade of C plain or its equivalent
  3. C minus in all the cluster subjects

This category of teachers will teach all subjects at foundation, intermediate, pre vocational, vocational, lower secondary schools and primary schools.

Technical teacher education

Teachers in this category will teach three subjects at junior secondary or senior secondary.

This category of teachers will have the following qualifications:

  1. Diploma in technical teacher education
  2. KCSE mean grade of C plus or its equivalent
  3. C plus in the three teaching subjects

For admission into this course, candidates with relevant diplomas and certificates shall be considered.

Secondary teacher education

Teachers at this level will teach three subjects in junior secondary or senior secondary schools. The minimum qualifications for this category of teachers are:

  1. A three year Bachelor of Arts or science degree, followed by a one year post graduate diploma in education.
  2. KCSE mean grade of C plus or its equivalent
  3. B minus in the three teaching subjects

Teacher education educators

Teachers in this category will train potential teachers in primary diploma teacher training colleges and early childhood teacher trainees.

  1. A three year Bachelor of Arts or science degree, followed by a one year post graduate diploma in education.
  2. KCSE mean grade of C plus or its equivalent
  3. B minus in the three teaching subjects

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