Diploma in Education (Arts) Program Offered at Egerton University

Diploma 3 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Diploma (Accredited by: Egerton University)

About Diploma in Education (Arts) Diploma program.

The Diploma in Education (Arts) at Egerton University is a three academic year programme including a teaching practice and prepares those students who intend to be teachers in secondary schools. The programme is designed to provide access to education and meet the increased demand for teachers nationally and regionally.

Objectives of Diploma in Education (Arts)

The objectives of this Diploma in Education (Arts) programme at Egerton University are:

  1. To provide a basis for advanced training in education in both professional and specialized subject areas.
  2. To develop professional training and to develop intellectual and social characteristics of the students to enable them become responsible teachers and leaders within secondary schools.
  3. To develop the capability of students in conducting research in education.
  4. To develop appropriate procedures for investigation and analysis of the secondary school curriculum.

Entry requirements for Diploma in Education (Arts)

The programme is open to students who have passed with a mean grad or at least C (Plain) at KCSE Level.

The applicant must also have passed with at least grade C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili.

The applicant must have a grade C in the teaching subjects.

Admission may be granted to holders of relevant equivalent certificate(s) from institutions recognized by the academic board.

An applicant whose mean grade is at least C (Plain) and have bridged in the relevant teaching subjects can qualify for admission.

Egerton University minimum entry requirements for Diploma Programmes

The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they do not in any way, entitle an applicant to a place at Egerton University. 
Applicants must:

  1. Have the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade 'C' passed at one sitting from at least seven subjects drawn from subject groupings as specified by the Kenya
  2. National Examinations Council or equivalent. Provided that candidates with disabilities will be given special consideration with regard to the number of subjects taken at KCSE. OR
  3. Hold a certificate from a recognized institution with a 'Credit' pass or higher or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution in the relevant field of specialization, acceptable to Senate AND
  4. Meet additional or specific entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute offering the Diploma programme.

Diploma in Education (Arts) Course Subjects

The diploma in education programme at Egerton University shall extend for a minimum period of three academic years including teaching practice.
Programme Structure

  • The students will pursue two subjects taught in secondary schools.
  • They will study professional education core courses.
  • They will undertake teaching practice in the two teaching subjects for a full secondary school term and a project in teaching/learning materials in one of the teaching subjects and for any class.
  • A minimum of 90 credit factors must be covered for one to graduate.


  • Communication Skills
  • Computer
  • Educational, Administration, Planning and Economics
  • Educational Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Foundations
  • Educational Psychology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Kiswahili
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

About Egerton University

Egerton University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, a British national who settled in Kenya in the 1920s.

Egerton University has three (3) Campuses and one Campus College.

The main Campus is based at ... read more