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Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE)

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Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE) is a 2 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE)


The diploma in Teacher Education (DTE) is designed to produce teachers with an in-depth understanding of the subject matter, sound professional and managerial skills and ability to adapt to the ever-changing educational needs in Kenya. Its focus is on quality instruction and management of primary schools.

The two-year course leading to a Diploma in Teacher Education is aimed at improving the competency of primary school teachers in instruction and managerial skills which is presently largely lacking in public schools.

The course curriculum includes comprehensive training in languages, basic mathematics, children development, Human and child rights, psychology and administration geared towards the primary school curriculum delivery.
 

Entry requirements for Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE)


For sighted candidates:

  • KCSE Mean Grade C+ (plus) or equivalent qualification approved by KNEC with
    • C+ (plus) in the subject of specialization or equivalent qualification, 
    • C(plain) in English or equivalent for all applicants 
    • C(plain) in Mathematics for Science-based courses  and 
    • D+ (plus) in Mathematics for humanities and creative arts courses.

For candidates with visual impairment:

  • KCSE Mean grade C (plain) or equivalent qualification approved by KNEC with
    • C (plain) in the subjects of specialization or equivalent qualification, 
    • C-(minus) in English or equivalent for all applicants, 
    • C- (minus) in Mathematics for Science-based courses and 
    • D (plain) in Mathematics for non-science based courses

Institutions offering Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE)


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Rongai Teachers Training College

Private College Rongai

Rongai Teachers Training College

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Finstock Evarsity College

Private College Embakasi East

Finstock Evarsity Limited, an online education institution that allows students to pursue their desired courses online and access academic materials conveniently.This gives them the flexibility to study from...

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Vision Empowerment Training Institute

Private College Likoni

Vision Empowerment Training Institute is a state of the art institute pioneered to provide professional training.Vision Empowerment Training Institute is registered by the Directorate of Industrial Training, TVET...

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Elgon View College

Private College Soy

Elgon View College is the best institution to make your dream come true in your course choice, Elgon view college is here to make sure you are well trained...

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The Golden Gate College

Private College Emgwen

The Golden Gate College (GCC) is a accredited college located at Mosoriot Town Nandi County, eight (8) Kilometers from Eldoret International Airport and Main Campus located next to...

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Century Park College

Private College Machakos Town

Century Park College is home to students from across Kenya. We embrace diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work and study environment that enables all...

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Thogoto Teachers Training College

Public College Kikuyu

Thogoto Teachers College was founded in 1949 at Kambui Mission in Kiambu by the Church of Scotland Mission (now PCEA) to train primary school teachers initially who were...

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Eldoret College of Professional Studies

Private College Soy

Eldoret College of Professional Studies has provided education to the people of Rift valley for fifteen years now with a great success record. It has perfected its art...

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North Rift Institute of Management Studies

Private College Soy

North Rift Institute of Management Studies is located Off Nandi Raod, Eldoret, Kenya.

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Shanzu Teachers Technical Training College

Public College Mvita

Shanzu Teachers Training College is one of the institutions in the country that are recognized as leading centers of excellence when it comes to the teaching of the...

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Nakuru Teachers Training College

Private College Rongai

Nakuru Teachers Training College opened its gates in 2004 with the sole aim of training young Kenyans and those from outside as Primary school Teachers. The Director Mr...

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Objectives of Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE)


The diploma in Primary Teacher Education is designed to produce teachers with an in-depth understanding of the subject matter, sound professional and managerial skills and ability to adapt to the ever-changing educational needs in Kenya. Its focus is on quality instruction and management of primary schools.

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  • Enhance the teacher subject content and pedagogical knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • Enhance teacher ability to handle two of the subject areas taught in primary schools, namely;
    • Science, Agriculture, and Mathematics
    • Social Studies and Languages .
  • Develop a primary school teacher who is creative and capable of discovering, understanding, controlling and adapting to new technologies.
  • Enable the primary school teacher to develop the child‟s ability in creative thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Develop a teacher‟s awareness, understanding and commitment to professional ethics, basic human rights and sound environmental.
  • Develop a teacher‟s capacity to produce and use relevant learning materials.
  • Enhance a teacher‟s leadership and managerial skills.
  • Prepare teachers for further Education and training.

Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE) - Programme


The course curriculum includes comprehensive training in languages, basic mathematics, children development, human and child rights, psychology and administration geared towards the primary school curriculum delivery.

In the first year of the course, students study the following subjects:

  • Mathematics including aspects of Business Studies
  • English including aspects of Library Science, Mother Tongue and Drama
  • Kiswahili including aspects of Mother Tongue and Drama
  • Science integrated with Home Science and Agriculture
  • Religious Education (CRE / IRE)
  • Social Studies including Home aspects of Business Studies
  • Professional Studies including Special Needs Educations, Guidance & Counseling and legal issues in Education
  • Creative Arts (Music, Art and Craft and Drama)
  • Physical Education
  • Information Communications Technology (ICT)

In the second year of the course, Students study nine subjects as follows;

  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • Professional Studies
  • Physical Education
  • ICT
  • Each student will then be required to choose four subjects from  option A or B
    • OPTION A
      • Science
      • Home Economics 
      • Agriculture 
      • Mathematics             
    • OPTION B
      • Music
      • Science Art and Craft
      • Social Studies
      • Religious Education

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