A DPTE Teacher Qualifies to teach in grade 1-9 of the Kenyan Education  


Subjects taught– Professional studies, English, indigenous, languages, Kiswahili, physical and health education, mathematics, science and technology, agriculture, home science, music, art and craft, religious education, social studies      

Entry Requirements

  • Diploma in Primary Teacher Education entry grade is a mean grade of C (plain) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, or its equivalent.

         The candidates must C (Plain) in the following cluster subjects.

i. English and Kiswahili;

ii. Mathematics;

iii. One Humanities

iv. One Sciences.

  • Candidates with disabilities will be required to have a minimum entry mean grade of C- (Minus) in KCSE and a C- (Minus) in the cluster of subjects stated above.


  • Course Duration: DPTE will take three (3) years of study in accordance with the approved Curriculum designs.
  • The diploma teacher trainees will cover the recommended hours for coursework, required hours for practicum and pass the assessments as directed by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
  • The Teacher Trainee shall be required to undertake three months micro-teaching course.

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