TSC Approved education related Courses: TSC’s Minimum Qualifications for Teachers in Kenya

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If you are pursuing a teaching related course, check whether it’s approved by TSC.Below is a list of TSC approved courses and their admission 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
  1. Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECD)
  • Mean grade C (plain) at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC OR
  1. 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
  1. 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 for science-based courses OR Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above and C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization D+( plus) in Mathematics for non-science based courses
  1. Diploma in Special Needs Education (DSNE)

A mean grade of C

  1. Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)

A mean grade of C (plain) and C plain in two teaching subjects

  1. Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (BECD)

Mean grade C+ and above

  1. Bachelor of Education (Science)

Minimum grade C+ (Plus) in KCSE and above and C+ (plus) in the two subjects of specialization

  1. Bachelor of Education (Arts)
  1. Minimum mean grade C+ (plus) and above or its equivalent
  2. C+ (plus) in two subjects of specialization
  1. 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.
  1. Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education (Primary Education)
  • Mean grade C+ and above
  1. 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
  1. 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.
  1. Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Education degree in a relevant area of specialization.

  1. 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.

  • The minimum number of course units to be enhanced in each Teaching subject is eight (8).
  • Should be done before PGDE.