Diploma in Special Needs Education (SNE) examination is a two-year course taken by teachers who wish to specialize in Special Needs Education after they complete the teacher training course at various levels. The Programme enables you to acquire solid theoretical and practical skills especially designed to meet the unique needs of children with Disabilities. The strength of the programme is that it links academic teaching with the learning of practical skills.
The teachers who pursue the course are awarded a Diploma in Special Needs Education.
SNE Teaching Practice
All SNE candidates must take Teaching Practice to qualify for the award of SNE Diploma.
Each candidate must be assessed six (6) times cutting across the different subjects registered for examination for the regular candidates and three (3) times for the in-service candidates.
The candidates will be subjected to external assessment during the final teaching practice.
Upon completion of Teaching Practice, the candidate's TP marks are to be uploaded into the KNEC website by the external assessors in liaison with the College Principal immediately after the final assessors meeting at the examination center.
It is the responsibility of the college/institution to ensure that TP marks are uploaded onto the KNEC marks portal.
Continous Assesment Test (CAT) marks and Project Marks
The colleges are expected to compile two (2) sets of the candidate's course work marks (CAT 1 and 2) and Project marks.
This Diploma in Special Needs Education (SNE) is designed specifically to train potential candidates to teach children with a wide range of disabilities, including those with various degrees of intellectual, behavioral, and sensory problems, or a combination of these.
The candidates will acquire curriculum development and teaching pedagogy to enable children to acquire literacy and numeracy competencies.
Candidates who complete this course will:
The regulations for registration of Diploma in Special Needs Education (SNE) are:
Candidates wishing to take SNE Part One (1) examination for the first time must have undertaken two terms of either residential or in-service training in an institution approved by the KNEC. Those wishing to take SNE Part Two (2) examination must have done part one and covered three terms of either residential or in-service training in addition to fulfilling the requirements for teaching practice.