TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES


Quality teaching is underpinned by a number of key principles. Teaching is essentially relational, involving connectedness with self, others, one’s past and situated experiences. It engages the whole person and draws on wisdom, knowledge, abilities, values, beliefs and skills. As an ethical activity, teaching requires the commitment to a duty of care to learners and their communities, and also to the profession itself. Teaching engages all forms of thinking at a high level, including reason, reflection, intuitive insight, creativity and problem-solving. For effective practice and development, it demands both humility and self-belief. Teacher learning involves deep critical reflection and constant attention to research-informed improvement in practice. Teaching is contextual, culturally and historically situated and inevitably colored by the stories, explanations, theories and values that are dominant at any one time. Teachers need to have critical self-awareness and be able and willing to offer the explanation of their own position in respect of these influences, culturally constructed viewpoints and principles. Effective programmes enable student teachers to build knowledge and critically examine their own beliefs and teaching, review educational policy from multiple perspectives and to continue asking questions about purposes, processes and equity of educational outcomes.
Kaanan offers four levels of Teacher Education Courses:
  • Early Childhood Education (ECDE)
  • Primary Teacher Education (P1)
  • Diploma Teacher Education (DTE)
  • Special Needs Education (SNE)

Diploma Teacher Education

The minimum entry requirement for the Diploma Teacher Education Course is as follows:
  • Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE or its equivalent qualification and a C+ (plus) in the subject of specialization or equivalent qualification
  • C (Plain) in Mathematics for those taking Science based courses and D+ in Mathematics for those taking Humanities
  • C (Plain) in English or equivalent qualification for all applicants


Primary Teacher Education

The Minimum entry requirement for the Primary Teacher Education Course is as follows:
  • Mean Grade of C (plain) in KCSE
  • Mean grade of C- (minus) for visually impaired (VI- blind) and hearing impaired (HI) candidates only and physically disabled candidates.


Early Childhood Education

The Minimum entry requirement for the Early Childhood Development Education Course is as follows:

Diploma in ECDE

  • Mean Grade of C (plain) in KCSE, KACE with 1 Principal or KCE Division 2
  • KCSE D+ or KCE Division 3 in addition to Certificate in ECDE
Certificate in ECDE
  • Mean Grade of D+ in KCSE or KCE Division 4
  • KCPE Certificate with a KNEC Proficiency in ECDE
Proficiency in ECDE
  • Mean Grade D and below in KCSE
  • At least a KCPE Certificate

Diploma in Special Needs Education

The Minimum entry requirement for a Diploma in Special Needs Education Course is as follows:

  • Primary Teacher Education Training or Teacher Proficiency Course Offered by the Ministry of Education
  • KCSE Mean Grade D+ or KCE Division 3 in addition to a KNEC Certificate in ECDE