The article below highlights the TSC requirements for PGDE (post graduate diploma in Education)
who should take a PGDE course.
Ensure you enroll for a PGDE if you pursued a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree and you have interest of becoming a secondary school teacher in Kenya.
This can be confirmed by going through the latest TSC registration qualifications where TSC expressly states that holders of relevant Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees shall only be considered for employment as secondary teachers in Kenya after completing a PGDE.
TSC specific Requirements For PGDE Course.
As per TSC, one should meet the following minimum qualifications before enrolling for a PGDE that is if one is taking it in the hope that it will help you secure a job as a high school teacher upon graduation.
1 .must hold a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized university in Kenya.
2. Have scored a mean grade of C+ in your O levels.
3.must have obtained a C+ grade (minimum) in the two teaching subjects you intend to specialize in.
Now according to the TSC requirements for secondary teachers, one can also register for the PGDE if they want to build a career as a technical teacher in a relevant area.
TSC on PGDE requirements for those with technical qualifications.
1.One must have scored a mean grade of C+ in your O levels or its equivalent.Or 1principlepass and 2 subsidiaries at the ‘A’ level.
2.One must have obtained a C+ grade (minimum) or a credit pass in the two technical subjects you intend to specialize in.
One must have Bed TECH i.e Bachelor of Education Technology degree from a university approved by the CUE /commission of higher education .
3.One with a Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree in the applicable technical Subject(s)/Course.
This is now an ideal route for those who for some reason are unwilling to pursue a DTTE (Diploma in Technical Teacher Education) from KTTC i.e Kenya Technical Teachers College.
N/B The employment of technical teachers are as described above, The commission asks for either a PDGE or a DTTE/post graduate diploma in technical education from KTTC.Incase you fall under the above circumstances, so you can do your math and see which of the two suits you best.
More importantly, even before you invest in a PGDE qualification, ensure that you must have studied at least 8 course units at the undergraduate level in every teaching subject to be eligible.
This applies to all the degrees.