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Diploma in Education

Africa International University, Kenya Ranked #569 in Africa


Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 1,187

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma

A diploma in education (DED) is a good way to begin a career in teaching. The program aims at producing educationists at all levels, who are well grounded in both theory and practice, and with the right values and aptitudes, needed to impact on the field of education, the students, and the communities at large. It further prepares trainees effectively in basic professional skills like lessons planning, student discipline, education administration and the psychology of learning. DED has three options:


.One can take full time, evening, blended online studies or holiday studies at our Karen Campus.  

Secondary teaching, primary teaching, and Early Childhood Education teaching. All the teaching options meet the international standards and comply with the requirements of the ministry of education in Kenya.

a) Secondary option (STE)
STE option aims at producing graduates with a solid grounding in the principle and practice of education, an understanding of relevant educational theories and practices, an understanding of modern pedagogical techniques, knowledge on various arts subjects, knowledge on education courses, the ability to teach arts subjects and humanities effectively, and the ability to plan, guide and implement educational policies. The possible teaching subjects’ combinations are as follows: 
1. English Language & Literature in English
2. Mathematics & Business Studies
3. Mathematics & Information Technology
4. Mathematics & History
5. Mathematics & Geography
6. Mathematics and Religious Studies 
7. Geography & Religious Studies
8. Geography & Kiswahili
9. Geography & History
10. History & Religious Studies
11. History & Kiswahili
12. Kiswahili & Religious Studies

b) Primary option (PTE)
PTE option is intended to equip to equip learners with competencies to handle teaching and manage learning of their specialty (primary education programmes), in arts subjects, namely, mathematics, social studies, English, Kiswahili, Christian religious education, and information and communication technology (ICT). Teaching practice and teaching subjects’ methods are required. 

c) Early Childhood Education (ECD) Option
The Early Childhood (ECD) Option offered is (Competency Based Curriculum) CBC compliant. It aims at equipping the learners on how to provide for the overall development of a child. It equips the learners with competencies of handling teaching and managing learning in all subjects: Languages, Mathematics and Science, Music and movement, Christian religious education, Social studies, Art and Craft and Physical Education. The programme also equips managers and coaches with relevant skills to manage and provide childcare in hospitals, orphanages, rehabilitation centres, Non -governmental organizations (NGO’s) and churches as well as those giving community services.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • April 2023
  • May 2023
  • August 2023
  • September 2023
  • December 2023
  • The requirement is a C (plain) grade from high school or a certificate from a recognized institution in education. 

Semester One
UC 111 College English and Writing 3hrs
ED 122 History of Education 3hrs
UC 113 Essentials of Information and Communications Technology 3hrs
UC 112 Library Research and Library and Information Competency 3hrs
ED 111 Introduction to Educational Psychology 3hrs
ED Teaching Subject 1 3hrs
Total Contact Hours 18hrs

Semester Two
UC 125 Bible Interpretation and Study Methods 3hrs
Teaching subject 2 3hrs
UC 124 Foundations for Life and Mission
ED Teaching Subject 1 hrs

ED 112 General Methods of Teaching 3hrs
Total Contact Hours 18

Semester One
ED 210 Curriculum Development 3hrs
ED 121 Philosophy of Education 3hrs
ED 222 Special Needs Education 3hrs
Elective (Teaching subject 1) 3hrs
Teaching Subject 2 3hrs

Total Contact Hours 18hrs

Semester Two

Unit Code Unit Name Hours
ED 211 Educational Media and Resources 3hrs
ED 220 Educational Research Methods 3hrs
ED 221 Human Growth and Development 3hrs
ED 320 Media Practical and Micro Teaching 3hrs
ED 331 Teaching Practice 3hrs
Elective Teaching subject 2 
Total Contact Hours 15hrs

Semester One

Unit Code Unit Name Hours
ED 231 Community Research Project 3hrs
ED 320 Education Measurement and Evaluation 3hrs
ED 411 Education Administration and Management 3hrs
ED Teaching Subject 1 3hrs

Semester Two

Total 78hrs

KES 32000 per semester 

Total fees KES 128000

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