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 Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Frequently Asked Questions, FAQs and TSC New Requirements 2021-2022

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Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Frequently Asked Questions, FAQs and TSC New Requirements 2021-2022

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What is PGDE ?

PGDE stands for Postgraduate Diploma in Education. This is a mandatory course for graduates who pursued either bachelor of  arts or bachelor science at the university level but they have had a change of mind  and would like to become teachers.

This course is offered in most universities across the country.

What are the Latest TSC Requirements for Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)?

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, is the only body that is constitutionally mandated to carry out the registration, recruitment and dismissal of teachers in Kenya.

Therefore, common sense dictates that you must first check whether you meet the set minimum requirements especially by your potential employer that is the Teachers Service  Commission so as not to waste money and time pursuing a course that you do not qualify for.

In order for one to successfully pursue PGDE, the following minimum requirements must be met:

Bachelor of education arts

KCSE Mean grade C+(Plus).
At least C+ (plus) in the two teaching Subjects.

Bachelor education science

KCSE Mean grade C+(Plus).
At least C+ (plus) in the two teaching Subjects.

What criteria does the Teachers Service Commission use when recruiting teachers ?

 

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Course

Minimum Academic and Professional Requirements

1

Certificate in early Childhood Education (CECD) Minimum mean grade C (minus) at KCSE Or

Minimum mean grade D+ (Plus) at KCSE and KNEC proficiency certificate

2 Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECD) Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNECOr

Mean grade C+ (plus) and above for University Diploma.

3 Diploma in Teacher Education   (Arts)
  1. Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above
  2. C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization
  3. At least C plain in English
  4. D+( plus) in Mathematics
4 Diploma in Teacher Education   (Science)
  1.  Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above
  2. C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization
  3. At least C plain in English
  4. C (plain) in Mathematics
5 Diploma in Special Needs Education (DSNE)
  1. A mean grade of C
  2. Mean grade C+ and above
  3. Mean grade C+ and above
6 Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)  A mean grade of C (plain) and C plain two teaching subjects
7 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (BECD)  Mean grade C+ and above
8 Bachelor of Education (Science)
  1. Minimum grade C+ (Plus) in KCSE and above and C+ (plus) in the two subjects of specialization
  2. Post graduate diploma in Education (PGDE)
9 Bachelor of Education (Arts)
  1.  Minimum mean grade C+ (plus) and above or its equivalent C+ (plus) in two subjects of specialization
  2. Post graduate diploma in Education (PGDE)
10 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  1. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
  2. Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above
  3. C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization.
11 Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education (Primary Education) Mean grade C+ and above
12 Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education (Secondary Education
  1. Minimum mean grade C+ (plus) and above or its equivalent.
  2. C+ (plus) in two subjects of specialization
13 Master of Education Bachelor of Education with at least Second Class, Honours, Upper Division or its equivalent from a recognized University.OR

Bachelor of Education with Second Class, Honours Lower Division or its equivalent from a recognized University with at least two years teaching experience.

OR

Bachelor of Arts /Science degree with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from a recognized University.

14 Doctor of Philosophy Master of Education degree in a relevant area of specialization.
15 Enhancement
  1. A Bachelor’s Degree.
  2.  Must have studied the subject at KCSE except for Agriculture, Business Studies, Home Science and Computer.
    • For Business studies and Computer, one should have attained a minimum of C+ in Mathematics in KCSE.
    • For Agriculture and Home science, one should have attained a minimum of C+ in Biology at KCSE.
  1.  The minimum number of course units to be enhanced in each Teaching subject is eight (8)
  2. Should be done before PGDE

 

Other marks are awarded for according to Length of stay since qualifying as a teacher (since graduation), communication ability and Co-curricular certificate of participation.

 

Which Kenyan Universities  Offer Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)?

The following are some of the universities offer Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE);

Kenyatta University
Mount Kenya University
University of Nairobi
Moi University
Egerton University
Maseno University
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Kisii University
University of Eldoret
Chuka University
University of Eastern Africa Baraton
Machakos University College
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
The Presbyterian University of East Africa
Daystar University
KCA University

 

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