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Bachelor of Education Arts


Bachelor of Education Arts is a 4 years Bachelors Degree examined by Commision for University Education.

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About Bachelor of Education Arts

The Bachelor of Education Arts degree program is designed to produce graduate teachers who are well equipped with the requisite competencies and values of teaching specific subject areas as prescribed in the secondary education curriculum in Kenya. The program has been developed in line with the requirements of the country?s secondary education system and the international standards on the graduate teacher training curriculum.

This BEd Arts program is also suitable for people who are involved in educational management and training in the tertiary institutions both in the public and private sectors.  In addition, some subject combinations provide competency in Economic Planning, Business and Financial Management as well as Accounting Practices.  Students who go through the program can also become trainers in tertiary institutions as well as institutions of higher learning.

Teacher Service Commission Recommended Teaching Subject Combinations:

  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) - Mathematics and Business Studies
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) - Mathematics and Geography
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) - Geography and History
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) - Geography and Christian Religious Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) - English and Literature
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) - Kiswahili and Christian Religious Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) - History and Christian Religious Education

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Education Arts

To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Education Arts program candidates must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements of mean grade C+.

In addition to meeting the minimum University general admission requirements, candidates for the BEd Arts degree program must have any of the following:

  • Mean grade C+ at KCSE or equivalent with at least C+ in any two (2) Arts subjects;
  • KACE or equivalent with at least two principal passes and a subsidiary
  • KCSE with a mean grade of C (Plain) or above and a Diplom in education with at least C+ in any two (2) teaching subjects.
  • P1 Grade trained primary school teacher with a mean grade C (plain) or above at KCSE with at least C+ in any two (2) teaching subjects.

Institutions offering Bachelor of Education Arts


University of Nairobi

Public University Starehe

The University of Nairobi is a world-class university committed to scholarly excellence. University of Nairobi mission is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the...

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Kenyatta University

Public University Ruiru

When you come to Kenyatta University,you discover that you have arrived at a special place.The University’s Main Campus is set on over 1,000 acres with a pleasant and...

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Africa International University

Private University Dagoretti South

Africa International University is a chartered Christian university located in the serene environment of Karen (a Nairobi suburb, within a serene environment conducive for learning), a strategic location...

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Pwani University

Public University Kilifi South

Pwani University is a public university in the Kilifi County in Kenya, located 60 km north of Mombasa in the resort town of Kilifi, within the larger Kilifi...

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KAG East University

Private University Embakasi South

KAG EAST University is a premier Pentecostal University for training people for relevant ministry. It is recognized throughout Africa for distinctive graduates who are servant leaders full of...

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Kirinyaga University

Public University Kirinyaga Central

Kirinyaga University College was established by the Kenya Government through THE Kirinyaga University College Order, Legal Notice No. 108 of September 2011 as a constituent college of Jomo...

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Chuka University

Public University Chuka Igambangombe

Chuka University, the largest and most diverse university in Eastern Kenya, provides high-quality and affordable university programs which are attractable worldwide and has the needed infrastructure to facilitate...

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Laikipia University

Public University Laikipia West

Laikipia University Main Campus is located 50 km from Nakuru town and 11 km from Nyahururu Town, along the Nakuru - Nyahururu Highway. It is situated in a...

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Maasai Mara University

Public University Likoni

Welcome to Maasai Mara University. The vision we hold as a University is to be a World Class University committed to academic excellence for development. Our Mission is to...

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Lukenya University

Private University Kibwezi West

Lukenya University is a privately sponsored University duly accredited and registered by the Government of Kenya, via the Commission for University Education through the award of Letter of...

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Maseno University

Public University Kisumu West

Maseno University founded in 1991, is the only university on the globe that lies along the Equator (00). It is one of the seven public universities in Kenya....

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Africa Nazarene University

Private University Dagoretti South

Africa Nazarene University is a Chartered Private Christian University sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene International and is a member of the worldwide family of Nazarene institutions.Since...

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Objectives of Bachelor of Education Arts

The BEd Arts programme seeks to produce graduate teachers who will have the requisite knowledge, skills and values relevant to not only be competent in the skills of delivery but also be specialized in their areas of interest, ability and aspirations.

Specifically, the BEd Arts program is planned in order to accomplish the following objectives:

  • to prepare the student for an active career in all aspects of the profession of education
  • to provide a comprehensive training background necessary for the students to become competent experts in the profession of education
  • to enable the student identify the varied intellectual and special needs of the learner
  • to develop the intellectual, professional and social characteristics that will enable the student to become responsible leaders in their schools and the community
  • to provide the students a rich basis for interest in further training and education in their areas of expertise, ability and interest

Bachelor of Education Arts - Programme

The BEd Arts curiculum not only comprises of the foundation courses in education, students will also be expected to choose two other teaching subjects in the arts domain as prescribed in the secondary school curriculum.

First Year - Semester 1

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Introduction to Education I
  • Communication Skills
  • Teaching Subjects

Semester 2

  • Communication Skill II
  • National Development
  • Quantitative Skills II
  • Introduction to Education II

Second Year - Semester 1

  • General Educational Psychology
  • General Methods of Teaching
  • Philosophy of Education
  • State Society and Development
  • Subject 1 (two courses)
  • Subject 2 (two Courses)

Semester 2

  • Educational Media and Resources
  • History of Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Subject 1 (two courses)
  • Subject 2 (two Courses)
  • 1st Teaching Practice

Third Year - Semester 1

  • Subjects Special Methods
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Subject 1 (two courses)
  • Subject 2 (two Courses)

Semester 2

  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Subject 1 (two courses)
  • Subject 2 (two Courses)
  • Second Teaching Practice (12 Weeks)


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Organizational Communication Skills

Fourth Year - Semester 1

  • Sociology of Education and Comparative Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Educational Administration and Management
  • Subject 1 (two courses)
  • Subject 2 (two Courses)

Semester 2

  • Educational Planning and Economics
  • Human Behaviour and Learning
  • Subject 1 (two courses)
  • Subject 2 (two Courses)


  • Development Project Appraisal
  • Social Change
  • Advanced Research and Writing Skills

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