Frequently Asked Questions, FAQs about Teacher Training Colleges in Kenya: Accredited (Certified) diploma and certificate courses offered at Teacher Training colleges in Kenya, application for intakes (procedure), the course selection and teacher training process in Kenya
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The education sector is a key driver in any country’s economy. Recent data from the Teachers Service Commission indicates that there is a shortage of approximately 50, 000 P1 teachers in Kenya as of the year 2020.
Therefore, form four school leavers who are passionate about teaching learners can apply for certificate and diploma courses offered at various teacher training colleges across Kenya.
Please note that all Teacher Training Colleges in Kenya offer a similar examination usually administered by the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC.
Below are lists of certificate and diploma courses offered at teacher training colleges in Kenya
What qualifications do I need to undertake Certificate courses offered at teacher training colleges in Kenya?
To pursue a certificate in education, you should attain a minimum grade of C- minus in your Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE or its equivalent.
What qualifications do I need to pursue diploma courses offered at Teacher training colleges in Kenya?
To pursue a diploma in education, you must have attained a minimum grade of C plain in your KCSE exam results or its equivalent.
How do I successfully apply for admission to teacher training colleges in Kenya
Unlike technical training colleges that depend on KUCCPS placement, to successfully apply for admission to any teacher training college, you have to wait for the college to invite applications from interested students for various intakes.
Once the college advertises available vacancies, the next step is to check whether there are intakes for your preferred course or programme.
Confirm whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the course or program at hand. Do not apply for a course whose qualifications you do not meet.
Teacher Training Process
The teacher training process is a rigorous one since at the end of it all teachers are expected to serve as all-rounded models for learners.
It encompasses the inculcation of moral values such as discipline, honesty, dedication, and hard work.
During training, teachers are expected to wake up early, work out to maintain good physical health, and dedicate most of their time towards achieving academic excellence.
For P1 teachers to graduate, they have to sit for summative tests normally regulated by the most reputable examination body in Kenya that is the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC.
How are teachers trained in Kenya?
Teachers are trained either at teacher training colleges or in universities. Those wishing to teach in various primary schools in Kenya, P1 teachers are trained at teacher training colleges while those who would like to teach in secondary schools get trained at either teacher training colleges (diploma teachers) or in universities(degree holders).
Teacher training colleges’ intakes
Most teacher training colleges have got three major intakes that occur in January, May, and September each year.
When can I apply for teacher training?
The best time to apply for teacher training colleges’ admission is after the advertisement for intakes by your preferred college.
Teacher training colleges in Kenya per county, a complete list
Below is a list of teacher training colleges in Kenya as of the year 2020 per county