ECDE Courses In Kenyatta University And Their Entry Requirement

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Certificate in Early Childhood Development Education

Entry Requirements

A Mean grade of C- (minus) in KCSE or equivalent or minimum of D+ with one year of relevant experience in Early Childhood programme with at least a D+ in either English or Kiswahili.

Certification

The programme will lead to the award of a Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Examination

The final written examination will constitute 70% of the total mark while the continuous assessment and assignments will constitute 30%.The pass mark of each course shall be 50%.

Diploma In Early Childhood Care And Education

Entry Requirements

To qualify for admission, candidates must meet the following academic, professional and other qualifications: Mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or Division III at KCE OR Mean grade of C- (Minus) with either a P1 certificate or an Early Childhood Studies certificate from a recognized Institution.

The diploma programme will be offered in three modes: residential, open learning and school based. The minimum duration for the residential programme is three semesters. The programme consists of 18 units usually offered in 3 semesters. In order to qualify for the award of the diploma, the candidate must pass all the 18 units.

Certification

The programme will lead to the award of a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Examination

The final written examination will constitute 70% of the total mark while the continuous assess-
ment and assignments will constitute 30%.The pass mark of each course shall be 50%.

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION)

Entry Requirements

i. Minimum of C+ or equivalent OR minimum of C (plain) in KCSE or equivalent, with P1 and two years relevant experience. OR minimum of C in KCSE or equivalent, with credit 11 in an early childhood diploma from Kenyatta university or an equivalent institution.

ii. Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions

Duration and mode of study of the programme

The duration of study for the programme shall extend over a period of not less than 4 academic
years.

The Bachelor’s programme is offered through residential / regular programmes, open learning
and school based.

Certification

The programme will lead to the award of a bachelor of education degree in early childhood
education.

Examination

The final written examination will constitute 70% of the total mark while the continuous assessment and assignments will constitute 30%.The pass mark of each course shall be 50%.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Entry Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from Kenyatta University or any other recognized institution.

MASTER OF ARTS ( EARLY CHILDHOOD)

Entry Requirements
i. A holder of Bachelor of Education Degree in Early Childhood Studies, with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent from Kenyatta University or any recognized institution.
ii. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they
have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.
iii. The masters’ programme is available through project work and thesis option.

Duration of the course

During the first year of study candidates will be required to take 11 units of which 6 will be general core units and 3 electives. During the second year the student will be required to complete a thesis or a project worth 6 units.The masters’ programmes are offered through residential / regular programmes, open learning and school based.The masters’ degree programme in early childhood studies will be offered in three specialization areas, thus:
i. Community and family education
ii. Management of institutes
iii. Developmental studies (child development)
Certification
The programme will lead to the award of a Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Examination
The final written examination will constitute 70% of the total mark while the continuous assessment and assignments will constitute 30%.The pass mark of each course shall be 50%.
Masters by Thesis

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