DPTE 2022-2023 TTC intake for Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) and Diploma in Early Childhood Development Teacher Education (CECTE); Ministry Revises KCSE Entry Grades, Lists Applicants Among HELB Beneficiaries this Year
Education News Today; Diploma in Primary Education (DPTE) Applicants 2022/2023 are now Allowed To Apply and Benefit From HELB.
Secondary school leavers interested in pursuing the new Diploma In Primary Teacher Education, DPTE course, and later getting employed or deployed to teach in primary schools in Kenya have been rendered good news this year after the government incorporated them into the Higher Education Loans Board, HELB scheme. Initially, teacher training colleges were omitted from the list of institutions whose learners are eligible to apply for HELB loans. Starting July 2022, all primary school teacher trainees in accredited teacher training colleges, TTCs are eligible to apply for HELB loans to fund their tertiary level learning.
Applications and requirements for the new Diploma in Primary Education (DPTE) Course.
The Ministry of Education is advertising intake for the 2022 TTC intake for Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) and Diploma in Early Childhood Development Teacher Education (CECTE) pre-service teacher training intake.
All applicants who wish to be considered for admission to Diploma Teacher Training Colleges are invited to apply.
How to register
Registration forms are available and can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education’s website, www.education.go.ke.
Hard copies are available in the County Directors of Education (CDEs) offices. Duly filled registration forms should be submitted to Sub County Directors of Education Offices by June 2022 by the applicants in person.
Those who sat for KCSE in March 2022 and those with special needs are encouraged to apply.
Candidates are advised to register in only one Centre. Double registration will lead to automatic disqualification.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (DPTE)
The following are the minimum admission requirements for Diploma in Primary Teacher Education in Kenya.
KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) with a C (Plain) in the following subjects.
iv. Humanities (Anyone subject);
iv. Sciences (Anyone subject) in pure or technical and applied sciences.
b) For candidates with disabilities the minimum entry grade is C- (Minus) and a C- (Minus) in the cluster of the subjects stated above.
c) The duration of the course shall be three (3) years following the approved Curriculum designs.
d) The Trainees shall be required to cover the recommended hours for coursework, and practicum and pass the assessments as directed by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
e)The Teacher Trainee shall undertake a three-month micro-teaching course, a pre-requisite for teaching practicum.
f) The trainees shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behavior such as the School Leaving Certificate.
2. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION (DECTE)
The minimum academic entry requirements for Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall be a mean grade of C (Plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (KCSE) or its equivalent (as equated by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
Candidates with disabilities shall be admitted with C Minus (-) grade in KCSE or its equivalent.
The duration of the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall be three (3) years.
The trainees undertaking a Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall cover ALL courses specified in the DECTE Curriculum.
The trainees shall undertake a Micro Teaching course of three (3 months) which shall be a pre-requisite for the Teaching Practicum of two school terms.
To be awarded a Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE), the Teacher Trainees must complete the required hours for coursework and pass the stipulated assessment as directed by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
The trainees shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behavior such as a School Leaving Certificate.