New Academic and Professional Requirements for Teacher Registration 2022
The Teachers Service Commission, (TSC) has maintained its stance on the requirements for individuals looking to enter the profession.
As a result, the conflict between the Commission and the Ministry of Education will intensify. For students from underprivileged communities, the entrance grade to Teacher Training Colleges had been cut to D+ by the Education Ministry.The TSC has objected to this directive.
Read the latest Circular from TSC on minimum academic and professional qualifications for teachers, below;
“Pursuant to Article 237 (2) of the Kenya Constitution 2010, the Teachers Service
Commission has a Constitutional mandate to among other functions, register qualified teachers and review the quality of education and training of persons entering the teaching service.
Further, section 23 (2) of the Teachers Service Commission Act, 2012 provides that; ‘A person shall not engage in the teaching service unless such person is registered as a teacher under the Act’. This requirement applies to both public and private learning institutions.
It is, therefore, notified for public information that requirements for registration as a teacher are provided for in Legal Notice No. 50 of 2016 (The Teachers Service Commission Code of Regulations for Teachers (Amendments), 2016).
Minimum Academic and Professional Requirements for Registration of Teachers
i. Minimum of CPE/KCPE plus ECDE
Certificate from KNEC.
ii. Minimum mean grade D+(Plus) at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC.
iii. Minimum mean grade D (Plain) at KCSE, KNEC proficiency certificate, ECDE
Certificate from KNEC
i. Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC.
ii. Mean grade C+ (Plus) and above for
1. Mean grade C+ (Plus) and above
2. For PTE
i. Minimum grade C Plain in KCSE and above
ii. PTE Certificate from KNEC
iii. Mean grade of C- (minus) for visually and hearing impaired persons
Diploma in Education
i. Minimum grade C+( Plus) in KCSE and
above and C+ (Plus) in the two subjects
ii. At least C (Plain) in English
iii. C (plain) in Mathematics for Science-based courses
iv. D+( plus) in Mathematics in non-science based courses.
Diploma in Education for Visually and hearing impaired
i. Minimum grade C (Plain) in KCSE and
ii. At least C Minus in English
iii. C- (Minus) in Mathematics for Science
iv. D (Plain) in Mathematics in non-science based courses
Bachelor of Education- Arts
i. Minimum mean grade C+ (plus) and above or its equivalent
ii. C+ (Plus) in two subjects of specialization
Bachelor of Education- Science
i. Minimum grade C+ (Plus) in KCSE and
above and C+ (Plus) in the two subjects of specialization
ii. Post graduate Diploma in Education