New TSC Teaching Subjects Requirements
New TSC Teaching Subjects Requirements

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has released a new list of requirements that teachers must posses in order to be employed. The Commission has set the minimum requirements for teachers’ registration and employment. If you are intending to undertake a Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Education Course, then you should go through these requirements.

These requirements may bar you from getting the coveted teaching job with TSC.

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 Atleast a C (plain). Atleast a C+ (plus) Atleast a C+ (plus)
Teaching subjects Not applicable. Atleast a C+ (plus) in 2 teaching subjects Atleast a C+ (plus) in 2 teaching subjects
Mathematics Atleast 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 Atleast a C (plain). At least a C (plain). At least a C (plain).
Kiswahili Atleast a C (plain). Not applicable for secondary school teachers Not applicable for secondary school teachers
Humanity Atleast a C (plain) in any Humanity Not applicable for secondary school teachers Not applicable for secondary school teachers
Science Atleast a C (plain) in any Science. Not applicable for secondary school teachers Not applicable for secondary school teachers

 

Current TSC requirements for education (teaching) courses/programmes in Kenya

See the detailed requirements for each education course, 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 in Kiswahili
  • At least a C (plain) in any Humanity (History, Geography, CRE, IRE and HRE).
  • At least a C (plain) in in Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).

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High School Teachers’ Requirements

Diploma in Teacher Education (Education Arts)

  1. Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above
  2. C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization
  3. At least C plain in English
  4. D+( plus) in Mathematics

Diploma in Teacher Education (Education Science)

  1.  Minimum grade C+ Plus in KCSE and above
  2. C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization
  3. At least C plain in English
  4. C (plain) in Mathematics
  5. Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above and C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization
  6. D+( plus) in Mathematics in non-science based courses

 Bachelor of Education (Science)

  1. Minimum grade C+ (Plus) in KCSE and above and C+ (plus) in the two subjects of specialization
  2. Post graduate diploma in Education (PGDE)

Bachelor of Education (Arts)

  1.  Minimum mean grade C+ (plus) and above or its equivalent C+ (plus) in two subjects of specialization
  2. Post graduate diploma in Education (PGDE)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

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

Enhancement Course

 

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree.
  2.  Must have studied the subject at KCSE except for Agriculture, Business Studies, Home Science and Computer.
  3. For Business studies and Computer, one should have attained a minimum of C+ in Mathematics in KCSE.
  4. For Agriculture and Home science, one should have attained a minimum of C+ in Biology at KCSE.
  5. The minimum number of course units to be enhanced in each Teaching subject is eight (8).
  6. Should be done before PGDE

5 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Ojwang Nicholas O

    Hi, what am I suppose to do, to get the TSC number?

  2. The verdict is already out

  3. I want to pursue bachelor of education,,,in Physical education what do I require,,please advise…

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