THE NEW DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION(DPTE) COURSE
(TO BE OFFERED IN TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGES ONLY)
Important notes about the course
A) Application -Ongoing
B) Intake- May 2021
C) Entry requirements
The entry requirements shall be C Plain in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination (KCSE) or its equivalent as equated by the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec).
D) Course duration
The duration for the diploma training shall be three years, according to the approved curriculum designs.
The teachers’ trainees will only specialise in three subject areas, having attained a minimum KCSE grade of C (Plain) in the learning areas they wish to focus on.
The areas for specialisation have been grouped into four clusters, but teachers will only pick one subject per category for specialty.
Candidates shall specialise from the first year in at least three learning areas preferably from any one of the four clusters.
Cluster one subjects
Kenya Sign Language
Foreign Languages (German, French, Arabic and Mandarin (Chinese).
Cluster two subjects
Science and Technology
Cluster three subjects
Religious Education (CRE, HRE, IRE)
Cluster four subjects
Art and Craft
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.
Those who will be approved to teach in schools will have completed the required hours for coursework and passed the stipulated assessment as directed by Knec .
They will also be required to have completed the required hours for the practicum and passed the stipulated assessment as directed by Knec.
There shall be three months micro-teaching undertaken as a course and will be a pre-requisite for teaching practice.
During this period, teacher trainees will prepare learning and teaching materials and short lessons, which they will try on their peers for practice and feedback.
These trainees upon completion of the course will be registered and employed by Teachers service commission (TSC) to teach in primary schools across the country.