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Bachelor of Education Science


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

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About Bachelor of Education Science

The Bachelor of Education (Science) program is designed to produce professionally qualified teachers who will be competent in teaching science subjects in Secondary Schools and middle-level colleges. 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.

In the first year, students must take mathematics and chemistry, and any other (physics and botany/zoology) as content subjects.

In the second year of study, a student drops one of the content subjects and pursues the remaining two, one as a major and the other as a minor. The major subject is that which the student is expected to teach up to form four (IV) level of secondary school, and must therefore spend more time covering its content. For the minor subject, the student is normally taught up to form II level and the content coverage is, therefore, less and is normally completed by the end of the third year of study. The professional courses (methodology) for the two subjects are given equal emphasis. 

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Education Science

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 Science


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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South Eastern Kenya University

Public University Kitui West

SOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY is a fully-fledged Public University that was awarded Charter on 1st March 2013 by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, the former President of the...

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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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University of Eastern Africa Baraton

Private University Chesumei

The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton was established in 1979 as an affiliate of Andrews University, Michigan State, United States of America, until 1991, when it became the...

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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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Alupe University College

Public University Teso South

Alupe University College (AUC) is a science-focused university with a niche in the health, biomedical/biological, physical, information, and agricultural sciences. It also runs programs in education sciences and...

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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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University of Kabianga

Public University Belgut

The University of Kabianga is an institution of higher learning in Kenya that is located in Kabianga Complex in Kercho County.University of Kabianga (UoK) is an ISO certified...

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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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Taita Taveta University College

Public University Likoni

Taita Taveta University College (TTUC) is a fast growing Institution located in Taita Taveta County on Voi-Mwatate road, about 8 kilometers from the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.It lies in a...

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Objectives of Bachelor of Education Science

The Bachelor of Education (Science) Degree Programme is intended to prepare teachers for secondary schools.  However, it is also suitable for people who are involved in educational management and training in tertiary institutions both in the public and private sectors.  In addition, some subject combinations provide competency in Research, Planning, and Management of science and technology institutions as well as technological research practices.  Students who go through the program can also become trainers in tertiary institutions as well as institutions of higher learning.

The curriculum for the BEd (Science) Programme is designed to provide adequate opportunities in both theory and practice of Education in order to train and produce qualified graduate teachers/Educators for the achievement of the national goals of Education and development.

The Programme will prepare students:

  • for an active and excellent career in all facets of the profession of Education;
  • to be active and competent in teaching two subjects at the secondary school level;
  • to be able to identify and develop the intellectual needs of the learner;
  • To gain the intellectual, professional and social characteristics that will enable them to become responsible leaders within the school and the community;
  • to contribute meaningfully to the national goals of Education and development;
  • to conduct training and carry out research in Education and in their areas of specialization and
  • for further Education and training in their areas of interest and specialization.

Bachelor of Education Science - Programme

First Year - First Semester

  • Basic Calculus I
  • Basic Physics I
  • Basic Chemistry I
  • Basic Botany I
  • Basic Zoology I
  • Communications Skills I
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Development Concepts and Applications
  • Introduction to Education I

Second Semester

  • Geometry and Elementary Applied Mathematics
  • Basic Physics II
  • Basic Chemistry II
  • Basic Botany II
  • Basic zoology II
  • Communication Skills II
  • Introduction to Education II

Second Year - First Semester

  • Calculus II
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Vector Analysis
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Atomic Structure and Bonding
  • Basic Analytic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Mathematics
  • Vibration and Waves
  • Cryptogamic Botany
  • Genetics and Evaluations
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Introduction Animal Ecology
  • General Education Psychology
  • General Methods of Teaching
  • Philosophy of Education
  • State, Society, and Development

Third Year - First Semester

  • Linear Algebra I
  • Real Analysis I
  • Ordinary Differential Equations I
  • Numerical Analysis 1
  • Advanced Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Mathematics Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Optics
  • Electronics
  • Chemistry of the S and P Block Elements
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Surface and Colloid Chemistry
  • Analytic Techniques in Structure Determination
  • Morphogenesis and Development Anatomy
  • Psychology
  • Genetics
  • Botany field course
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Special Methods in Mathematics
  • Special Methods in Biology
  • Special Methods in Chemistry
  • Special Methods in Physics
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Animal Genetics and Evolution
  • Development Biology
  • Physiology and Histology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Arthropod Biology

Second Semester

  • Real Analysis II
  • Complex Analysis I
  • Algebra
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism 1
  • Introduction to Solid State Physics
  • Introduction to Material Science
  • Introduction to Kinematics and Thermodynamics
  • Co-ordination Chemistry
  • Analytical Techniques Instructure Determination
  • Alicyclic and Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Electro Chemistry
  • Plant Ecology II
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Microbiology I
  • Plant Physiology I
  • Cytogenetics
  • Phycology
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Development Biology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media Practical
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Human Growth & Development

Fourth Year - First Semester

  • Vibration and Waves
  • Electromagnetism II
  • Electronic Properties of Solids
  • Thermal Physics
  • Applied Material Science
  • Electromagnetism II
  • Thermal Physics
  • Renewable Source of Energy
  • Tests of Hypothesis
  • Chemical Reactivity and Mechanisms
  • Transition Metal Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Mycology I
  • Mycology II
  • Plant Cell Biology
  • Ecological anatomy
  • Immunology I
  • Terrestrial Ecology I
  • Entomology I
  • Physiology I
  • Data Processing

Second Semester

  • Methods 1
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Field Theory
  • Tests of Hypothesis
  • Probability and Computer science
  • Probability and Statistics 11
  • Operation Research 1
  • Real Analysis 11
  • Mycology
  • Mycology
  • Plant Cell Biology
  • Ecological Anatomy
  • Immunology I
  • Terrestrial Ecology I
  • Vertebrate Zoology I
  • History and Philosophy Biology
  • Aquatic Ecology II
  • Entomology II
  • Ichthyology
  • Development Project Appraisal
  • Educational Planning and Economics
  • Human Behavior and Learning

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