RECRUITMENTS FOR DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT TEACHER EDUCATION (DPTE AND DECTE)
The following are the recommended admission requirements for the Diploma in Primary & Early Childhood Development Teacher Education in Kenya.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (DPTE)
a) Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (Grade 1-6) entry grade is KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) or its equivalent with a C (Plain) in the following cluster subjects.
i. English and Kiswahili;
iii. Humanities (Any);
iv. Sciences (Any).
b) For candidates with disabilities the minimum entry grade is C- (Minus) and a C- (Minus) in the cluster of subjects stated above.
c) The duration of the course shall be three (3) years in accordance with the approved Curriculum designs.
d) The Trainees shall be required to cover the recommended hours for coursework, required hours for practicum and pass the assessments as directed by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
e) The Teacher Trainee shall undertake three months micro-teaching course which is a pre-requisite for teaching practice.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION (DECTE)
a. The academic entry requirements for the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall be C Plain Mean Grade in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (KCSE) or its equivalent (as equated by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
b. Candidates with disabilities shall be admitted with C- (Minus) grade in KCSE or equivalent.
c. The duration for the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall be three (3) years.
d. The trainees undertaking the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall take ALL courses specified in the DECTE Curriculum.
e. The trainees shall undertake a Micro Teaching course of three (3) months which shall be a pre-requisite for the Teaching Practicum of two school terms.
f. To be awarded the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE), the candidate must complete the required hours for coursework and pass the stipulated assessment as directed by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
ASSESSMENT OF CANDIDATES
The candidates will be awarded marks using the following criteria: –
(a) Academic Qualification (Mean Grade): Maximum marks will be 12.
(b) Quality of Certificate (Subjects): Maximum marks will be 84.
(c) Co-curricular activity (if any): Maximum marks will be 5.
In this part, marks will be awarded in accordance with the mean grade and the 12 points scale shown here below: –
Quality of Certificate
Candidates will be awarded marks based on the grades obtained in KCSE IN SUBJECTS. Award marks on the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Kiswahili, best Science subject and any other 3 best subjects, using the 12-point scale shown above.
A maximum of 5 marks will be awarded for not more than one of the co-curricular activities such as football, music, debate, drama, Scouting/Girl guide, 4K club, Christian Union etc. at the highest level (National).
Marks will be awarded for meritorious performance. Evidence such as certificate or a testimonial letter should be shown.
Marks will be awarded as follows: –
(i) Zonal Level – 1
(ii) Divisional Level – 2
(iii) Sub-county Level – 3
(iv) County Level – 4
(v) National Level – 5
Length of stay since KCSE
Marks will be awarded as follows: –
|a)||2007 – 2008||– 20|
|b)||2009 – 2010||– 15|
|c)||2011 – 2013||– 10|
|d)||2014 – 2019||– 5|
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