The Bachelor of Education, B.Ed (Arts) curriculum is designed to produce secondary school teachers who can instill knowledge and positive life skills. This programme will prepare graduates, with a particular emphasis on rural and regional needs, for a career as secondary school teachers.
The proposed degree will provide the education theory and practicum to teach Arts and Humanities at secondary schools, Teacher Training Colleges and other levels of education in line with respective policies in Kenya, Eastern Africa and globally. It will be able to produce individuals who will mitigate the challenges that are envisaged in a number of blue-prints and policy documents such as The Kenya Constitution 2010, Vision 2030, the Millennium Development Goals, Sessional Paper No.1 of 2005 and Sessional Paper No. 14 of 2012. Also the programme will contribute to actualizing the optimal teaching capacity cadre in the Kenyan secondary schools.
The Bachelor of Education( Arts) course is designed to give graduates a strong foundation in the areas of Educational Management, Psychology, Foundations of Education, Curriculum Development and teaching subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Geography, History and Religious Studies and the necessary teaching skills to be effective teachers at the secondary school level. Along with the teaching skills acquired in the education units, this curriculum will prepare students to be effective and innovative teachers. The programme seeks to equip the student teacher with relevant teaching skills needed in designing and implementing programmes that meet the individual, professional, institutional, county, national and global educational needs today and in the near future.
In addition to the minimum university admission requirements stated in 1.3.1, applicants for the programme must have: