Bachelor of Education (Arts)

Duration of the programme

  • The Bachelor of Education programme shall run for a period of four (4) years equivalent to eight (8) semesters.
  • Each semester shall comprise of 17 weeks of which 15 weeks are for teaching and 2 weeks for examinations.
  • Courses shall be offered in terms of units, one unit being defined as a series of 45 contact hours.
  • The minimum number or course units will be 58 which is equivalent to 174 credit Units’ equivalent to 2610 lecture hours including teaching practice which is equivalent to three units (9 credit units).
  • A teaching practice of 12 weeks is part of the programme.

Programme and admission requirements

An Applicant must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Arts). Either;

  • Be a holder of KCSE certificate with at least a mean grade of C+ (Plus) and a minimum of C+ in the two teaching subjects or its equivalent. Or •Be a holder of two principal’s passes in the two teaching subjects and a subsidiary pass at A- level.


  • A Diploma in Education from a recognized institution with at least two years teaching experience after training and a mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE.


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