Teachers Service Commission (TSC) requirements for registration

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The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has released a new list of requirements that teachers must possess before employments.

 ➡ See also – About TSC Teacher Registration and Recruitment Requirements 2021/2022

If you are intending to undertake a Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Education Course, then you should go through these requirements below;

Summary of TSC Minimum Requirements for Teacher Registration and Recruitment.

Requirements/ Programme Diploma in Primary Education Diploma in Secondary Education Degree in Secondary Education
Mean grade At least a C (plain). At least a C+ (plus) At least a C+ (plus)
Teaching subjects Not applicable. At least a C+ (plus) in 2 teaching subjects At least a C+ (plus) in 2 teaching subjects
Mathematics At least a C (plain). At least a D+ (plus) for humanities and a C (plain) for Sciences At least a D+ (plus) for humanities and a C (plain) for Sciences
English At least a C (plain). At least a C (plain). At least a C (plain).
Kiswahili At least a C (plain). Not applicable for secondary school teachers Not applicable for secondary school teachers
Humanity At least a C (plain) in any Humanity Not applicable for secondary school teachers Not applicable for secondary school teachers
Science At least a C (plain) in any Science. Not applicable for secondary school teachers Not applicable for secondary school teachers

TSC Requirements for Education Courses/programmes in Kenya

See the detailed requirements for each education course for teaches below;

Primary School Teachers’ Requirements

Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CECD)

  • Minimum mean grade C (minus) at KCSE Or
  • Minimum mean grade D+ (Plus) at KCSE and KNEC proficiency certificate

Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECD)

  • Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC Or
  • Mean grade C+ (plus) and above for University Diploma.

Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE)

  • A mean grade of at least a C (plain).
  • At least a C (plain) in Mathematics.
  • At least a C (plain) in English
  • At least a C (plain) in Kiswahili
  • At least a C (plain) in any Humanity (History, Geography, CRE, IRE, and HRE).
  • At least a C (plain) in Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics).

High School Teachers’ Requirements

Diploma in Teacher Education (Education Arts)

  • Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above
  • C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization
  • At least C plain in English
  • D+( plus) in Mathematics

Diploma in Teacher Education (Education Science)

  •  Minimum grade C+ Plus in KCSE and above
  • C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization
  • At least C plain in English
  • C (plain) in Mathematics
  • Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above and C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization
  • D+( plus) in Mathematics in non-science based courses

 Bachelor of Education (Science)

  • Minimum grade C+ (Plus) in KCSE and above and C+ (plus) in the two subjects of specialization
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Bachelor of Education (Arts)

  •  Minimum mean grade C+ (plus) and above or its equivalent C+ (plus) in two subjects of specialization
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
  • Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above
  • C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization.

Enhancement Course

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.
  •  Must have studied the subject at KCSE except for Agriculture, Business Studies, Home Science and Computer.
  • For Business studies and Computers, one should have attained a minimum of C+ in Mathematics in KCSE.
  • For Agriculture and Home science, one should have attained a minimum of C+ in Biology at KCSE.
  • The minimum number of course units to be enhanced in each Teaching subject is eight (8).
  • Should be done before PGDE
Subject Requirements for Bachelor of Education Science and Arts Courses
S/N Degree Course English requirement Maths Requirement Teaching Subjects
1 Education Science ENG – C (PLAIN) MAT A/MAT B – C (PLAIN) C+ in TWO Teaching subjects
2 Education Arts ENG – C (PLAIN) MAT A/MAT B – D+ C+ in TWO Teaching subjects

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