Diploma in Primary and Early childhood Development Teacher Education Intake for the Academic Year 2021: DPTE recruitment schedule 2021 (Pre-service TSC Teacher Training)
Diploma in Primary and Early childhood Development Teacher Education, DPTE, is a new enhanced course aimed at sharpening teacher trainees’ skills in preparation for the effective rollout of the new competency-based curriculum in Kenyan Schools.
List of Teacher Training Colleges TTCs offering the new Diploma in Primary and Early childhood Development Teacher Education in 2021
Before settling for a particular College from where you will take your studies, it is prudent to first confirm whether the teacher training college has been certified by the Ministry of Education to offer this particular course.
Please note that this new course is available in specified teacher training colleges only.
To view the full list of MoE list of teacher training colleges offering the new Diploma in Primary and ECDE teacher Education, click on the following link
New Diploma in Primary Teacher Education-DPTE Intake 2021; Application Deadline
The Ministry of Education’s state department of early learning and basic education has invited interested and qualified applicants for the new Diploma in Primary Teacher Education-DPTE 2021 admission. Although the 2021 DPTE application deadline was set on March 7, the Education Ministry has extended the admission window for a few days.
Diploma in Primary Teacher Education-DPTE 2021-How to Apply
Registration for the new Diploma in Primary Teacher Education can be done either manually or online.
Online application for the new Diploma in Primary and Early Childhood Development Education 2021
Registration forms are available and can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education’s Official website at www.education.go.ke.
Click HERE to access the site and download the correct form.
Manual (Hard Copy) application for the new Diploma in Primary and Early Childhood Development Education
Hard copies of the registration forms can be accessed at the County Directors of Education’s, CDEs offices.
New Diploma in Primary and Early Childhood Development Education, DPTE instructions for applicants 2021
1. Duly filled Registration forms should be presented to the sub-county directors of education offices by the applicants in person.
2. Applicants with special needs are advised to apply.
3. Applicants are advised to register in one centre only. Double Registration will lead to automatic disqualification.
4. Upon successful placement, the teacher trainee is expected to cover the recommended hours for coursework, required hours for practicum and pass all assessments as directed by the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC.
5. The teacher trainee will also undertake three months micro-teaching course which is a pre-requisite for teaching practice.
The new Diploma in Primary and Early Childhood Development Education – DPTE 2021; Requirements for Registration
To undertake training, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements
Entry grade: diploma in primary teacher education (grade 1-6) entry grade is KCSE mean grade of C plain or its equivalent with a C plain in the following cluster subjects
* English and Kiswahili
For candidates with challenges-disabilities, the minimum entry grade is C- minus with a C-minus in the aforementioned clusters above.
The new Diploma in Primary and Early Childhood Development Education – DPTE Course Duration
A primary teacher trainee needs three Academic years to complete the specific curriculum designs of DPTE.
The new Diploma in Primary and Early Childhood Development Education – DPTE Examination Body
The examination body for the new Diploma in Primary and Early Childhood Development Education – DPTE Course is the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC.