Primary Teacher Education

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Primary Teacher Education programme

The certificate in primary teacher education programme is designed to produce teachers with an in-depth understanding of the subject matter, sound professional skills and ability to adapt to the ever-changing Educational needs in Kenya.

This course trains students to become primary school teachers, these teachers are usually referred to as P1 teachers.

The course graduands are the best suit to teach primary school institutions either public or private.

It is also a bridge to do higher courses like Diploma in Education, Degree in Education and eventually Masters and Doctorate in Education.

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.

Objectives of Primary Teacher Education

The certificate in primary teacher education programme is designed to produce primary school teachers (P1 teachers) with an in-depth understanding of the subject matter, sound professional skills and ability to adapt to the ever-changing Educational needs in Kenya.

  • To develop the basic theoretical and practical knowledge about the teaching profession so that teachers attitude and abilities be turned towards professional commitment and competence
  • To develop awareness of the principles of good human relationship in dealing with children and the community
  • To develop teachers ability to communicate effectively
  • To create national consciousness in every teacher
  • To promote awareness and appreciation of the role of technology In national development

Entry requirements for Primary Teacher Education

  • KCSE Mean Grade  C (Plain) with a minimum grade of D (Plain) in Mathematics and C-(Minus) in English
  • KCSE Mean Grade C-(Minus) for visually impaired (VI - blind), hearing impaired (HI) and physically disabled candidates 

Primary Teacher Education Course Subjects

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
         

Colleges offering Primary Teacher Education

Primary Teacher Education

Shanzu Teachers Technical Training College
Mombasa County

Primary Teacher Education

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County

Primary Teacher Education

North Rift Institute of Management Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Primary Teacher Education

The Golden Gate College
Nandi County

Primary Teacher Education

Vision Empowerment Training Institute
Nairobi County

Primary Teacher Education

Tala School of Management Studies
Machakos County

Primary Teacher Education

Elgon View College
Uasin Gishu County