TSC New Academic And Professional Requirements For Registration Of Teachers

By Getrude Mathayo / Published March 29, 2023 | 11:25 am




KEY POINTS

The Education Ministry had lowered the entry grades to Teacher Training Colleges to D+ for students from marginalized areas. This directive has been opposed by the TSC.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS


The TSC has provided an online platform for the application and registration of teachers. Once an applicant is sure that he/she has all the required documents, they can visit the TSC website - www.teachersonline.go.ke and begin the application process


Pursuant to Article 237 (2) of the Kenya Constitution 2010, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has a Constitutional mandate to among other functions, register qualified teachers and review the quality of education and training of persons entering the teaching service.

Further, section 23 (2) of the TSC Act, 2012 provides that; “A person shall not engage in the teaching service unless such person is registered as a teacher under the Act”. This requirement applies to both public and private learning institutions.

It is, therefore, notified for public information that requirements for registration as a teacher are provided for in Legal Notice No. 50 of 2016 (The Teachers Service Commission Code of Regulations for Teachers (Amendments), 2016).

The Education Ministry had lowered the entry grades to Teacher Training Colleges to D+ for students from marginalized areas. This directive has been opposed by the TSC.

The TSC has provided an online platform for the application and registration of teachers. Once an applicant is sure that he/she has all the required documents, they can visit the TSC website – www.teachersonline.go.ke and begin the application process.

Upon the receipt of the application, the Commission vets the documents, and the applicant is given a response/decision within 30 (thirty days). If the application is successful, the applicant is issued a Registration Certificate which bears the TSC Chief Executive Officer’s signature.

The Certificate is then immediately posted to the teacher through the postal address indicated in the application. Also, applicants can access their registration status and/or TSC Number online on the TSC website.

Requirements For Registration As A Teacher

Kenyan Citizens

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct
  2. Relevant academic and professional certificates from recognized institutions
  3. A copy of your Identity Card or Passport
  4. Passport photo
  5. KRA Pin Certificate
  6. Duly filled GP 69 Medical Form and Payment of registration fee

Non-Kenyan Citizens

  1. Academic and Professional Certificates and other evidence for registration as a teacher obtained in Kenya or the country of origin
  2. Academic and Professional Certificates. NB: Must have been awarded by an accredited foreign institution and equated by the relevant public body in Kenya
  3. Certificate of Registration as a teacher or authority to teach in the country of origin
  4. A valid Entry or Work Permit issued by the Department of Immigration
  5. A valid Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the relevant law enforcement agency in the country of origin
  6. Vetting letter from the Ministry of Education (Kenya) and prescribed fee of Kshs. 1055

NB: All documents must be certified by either a TSC Director or TSC Sub–County Director.

Current TSC Minimum Academic and Professional Requirements

ECDE Certificate

  1. Minimum of CPE/KCPE plus ECDE Certificate from KNEC
  2. Minimum mean grade D+(Plus) at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC.
  3. Minimum mean grade D (Plain) at KCSE, KNEC proficiency certificate, ECDE Certificate from KNEC

ECDE Diploma

  1. Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC
  2. Mean grade C+ (Plus) and above for University Diploma

ECDE Degree

  1. Mean grade C+ (Plus) and above

For PTE

  1. Minimum grade C Plain in KCSE and above
  2. PTE Certificate from KNEC
  3. Mean grade of C- (minus) for visually and hearing-impaired persons

Diploma in Education

  1. Minimum grade C+(Plus) in KCSE and above and C+ (Plus) in the two subjects’ specialization
  2. At least C (Plain) in English
  3. C (plain) in Mathematics for Science-based courses
  4. D+(plus) in Mathematics in non-science-based courses.

Diploma in Education for Visually and hearing impaired

  1. Minimum grade C (Plain) in KCSE and above.
  2. At least C Minus in English
  3. C- (Minus) in Mathematics for Science based courses
  4. D (Plain) in Mathematics in non-science-based courses

Bachelor of Education- Arts

  1. Minimum mean grade C+ (plus) and above or it’s equivalent
  2. C+ (Plus) in two subjects of specialization

Bachelor of Education- Science

  1. Minimum grade C+ (Plus) in KCSE and above and C+ (Plus) in the two subjects of specialization
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

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