The Bachelor of Education, B.ED (ECE) curriculum, is designed to produce ECE teachers to address the shortage of ECE teachers at this level. This programme will prepare graduates, with a particular emphasis on rural and regional needs, for a career as ECE teachers.
The proposed degree programme will provide education theory to teach ECE at primary schools, teacher training Colleges and other levels of education in line with respective policies in Kenya, Eastern Africa Community members states 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 at 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 schools.
The Bachelor of Education (ECE) course is designed to give graduates a strong foundation in the areas of Educational Management, Psychology, Foundations of Education, Curriculum Development and the necessary teaching skills to be effective teachers at the 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, applicants for the programme must have: