The Bachelor of Education (Arts) is a four year 162 credit hour program which seeks to produce qualified and competent teachers and counselors who uphold Christian moral values and ethics and who will be able to do their work decently and be able to conceptualize the counselee in the light of psychological theory and counseling skills. The program produces a major in Education and a minor in Counseling hence preparing the student for teaching positions with counseling skills as an added advantage
The overall goal of the Bachelor in Education (Arts) degree is to train competent teachers with counseling skills to work in schools, colleges and other institutions in Kenya and the world at large. Currently our secondary schools are faced with issues of strikes, violence, moral decay and substance abuse among many. Secondary school teachers need to be equipped not only in teaching subjects but also in counseling to enable them address the guiding and counseling need in our learning institutions.
The degree program is designed to address such needs in our learning institutions. Firstly, it aims at preparing secondary level teachers in respective subjects, while at the same time equipping them to handle the challenges of modern living by enhancing their abilities to address life’s social and psychological problems that are faced in the educational institutions. Secondly, it aims at equipping students with knowledge and skills to enable them help learners and workers in educational institutions and the society make appropriate decisions. The prospective educators will be able to influence the society with moral and spiritual values.
The program produces a major in Education and a minor in Counseling. The core Teacher Education courses are 44 credit hours, 21 credit hours for Counseling, 7 Credit hours for the University Common Courses and 45 credit hours in each of the Teaching subjects. In addition a student is required to undertake a Teaching Practice and a Counseling Practicum covering at least six (6) consecutive months or an equivalent of two (2) secondary school terms.
- Education Courses -44 Credit Hours
- Counseling Studies Courses -21 Credit Hours
- Teaching Subject 1 -45 Credit Hours
- Teaching Subject 2 -45 Credit Hours
- University Common Courses (UCCs) – 7 Credit Hours
Total 162 Credit Hours
Admission Requirements for the Program
To be accepted into the Bachelor of Theology, a student must:
- Have a mean grade of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Education (KCSE) or equivalent with at least C+ (plus) or above, or
- Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass; or
- A diploma from an accredited institution and had scored a minimum of C- (minus) at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent; or
- P1 Certificate with teaching experience of 5 years and above or
- A degree from a recognized university;
- Demonstrate proficiency in the English Language by scoring a ‘B’ in an English Proficiency Test or its equivalent. The student who scores less than a ‘B’ may be admitted but he/she will be required to undertake a remedial English course during his/her 1st The student must complete the course with a passing grade or will need to retake the course until he/she receives a passing grade in order to graduate.
- Any other qualification recognized by the university senate equivalent to one of the above.