The New Diploma In Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) Course-Requirements, Intake and application

The New Diploma In Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) Course-Requirements, Intake and application

The new diploma in primary teacher education has been introduced by the government to phase out P1 course, which since introduction, has produced primary school teachers.

The new diploma in primary teacher education will be offered in the current primary teacher colleges, beginning May 2021.

Those who are interested in applying should apply for the May 2021 Intake, which is ongoing.

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The new diploma in primary teacher education Entry requirements

 The entry requirements for the new diploma in primary teacher education are C Plain in the KCSE or its equivalent.

The new diploma in primary teacher education Course duration

 The new diploma in primary teacher education training shall take three years, as per the approved curriculum designs.

The new diploma in primary teacher education Specialization

 The teachers’ trainees for the new diploma in primary teacher education will specialize in only three subject areas.

The specialization areas have been clustered into four, but teachers will only pick one subject per cluster. Specialization will begin from year one.

  1. The new diploma in primary teacher education Cluster one subjects
  • Kenya Sign Language
  • Indigenous Languages
  • Foreign Languages (German, French, Arabic and Mandarin (Chinese).
  1. The new diploma in primary teacher education Cluster two subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Home Science
  • Agriculture
  • Science and Technology
  1. The new diploma in primary teacher education Cluster three subjects
  • Social Studies
  • Religious Education(CRE, HRE, IRE)
  1. The new diploma in primary teacher education Cluster four subjects
  • Art and Craft
  • Music

The New Diploma In Primary Teacher Education Compulsory Subjects

  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • Physical and Health Education (PHE)
  • Kenya sign language for hearing impaired

The mandatory learning areas will build on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the young teacher for effective lesson delivery.

The new diploma in primary teacher education Evaluation

 Upon completing the required hours for coursework and passed the stipulated KNEC assessment, one will be approved to teach in any primary school countrywide.

The teachers will also be required to have completed the required hours for the practicum and passed the stipulated KNEC assessment.

The teachers will undergo a three months micro teaching course, which will be a requirement for teaching practice. During micro teaching, the trainees will prepare teaching and learning materials, which they will use to teach their peers.

The New Diploma In Primary Teacher Education Placement

Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be registered and employed by the TSC in any primary school across the country.

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