Teacher Registration in Kenya

Teacher Registration in Kenya- To be employed as a teacher in Kenya you must be registered with Teacher Service Commission. To register as an Early Childhood Education teacher, P1 teacher, Technical teacher and Graduate teacher we have looked at the minimum requirements as indicated below

A person shall be qualified to be registered as a teacher if the person –

  • Is of good moral character;
  • Holds relevant academic and professional qualification from a training institute acknowledged in Kenya;
  • Meets the current minimum requirements for registration set by the  Teacher Service Commission (TSC)

Requirements to be registered as an Early Childhood Education teacher

Holds –

a Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) with 15 points;

a Certificate of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) with not less than 30 marks;

a certificate in Early Childhood Education from an institution recognized in Kenya;or any other recognized equivalent qualification.

 

Requirements to be registered as a P1 teacher

A person qualifies for registration as a P1 teacher if the person holds

a certificate in Primary Teacher Education;

Obtains a minimum C (plain) or its equivalent in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination;

Obtains a minimum D (plain) or its equivalent in Mathematics in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and obtains a minimum of Grade C— (minus) or its equivalent in English in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.

Diploma Teacher registration for someone with visual and hearing impairment

Requirements

– holds a Diploma Certificate in Education;

Obtains a minimum Mean Grade C (plain)or its equivalent in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination;

Gets a minimum of C (plain) or its equivalent in the two teaching subjects;

Gets a minimum of C— (minus) or its equivalent in English in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination;

Obtains a minimum C— (minus) or its equivalent for science-based courses in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination; or

Obtains a minimum of (plain) or its equivalent for non-science-based courses in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination

Requirements to be registered as a technical teacher

holds a Diploma Certificate in Technical Education;

obtains a minimum Mean Grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination;

obtains a minimum of Grade C (plain) or its equivalent in English in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination; and

obtains a minimum of Grade C (plain) or its equivalent in Mathematics in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination.

 

Requirements to be registered as a graduate teacher

A person qualifies to be registered as graduate teacher if the person –

Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education;

Gets a minimum of C+ (Plus) or its equivalent in the two teaching subjects in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination;

Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree; or holds a post graduate Diploma in Education and obtains a minimum of Grade C+ (Plus) or its the same in the two teaching subjects in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination;

Conclusion

TSC may review the minimum qualifications for registration as a teacher depending with the emerging trends in education curricula and other government policies in the teaching service.