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How to become an English teacher in Kenya

Who is an English teacher?
An English teacher is a trained person in teacher education with a specialization in English combined with another subject. English teachers teach students English lessons as well as other fields depending on teachers’ area of specialization.

Area of specializations

  1. English and Geography Teacher
  2. Art and Design/ English Teacher
  3. French/ English Teacher
  4. IRE/ English Teacher
  5. English and CRE Teacher
  6. English and History Teacher
  7. Music and English Teacher
  8. German and English Teacher

What is the work environment?
Teachers work in schools among other environments

Some important skills and qualities to have

  1. Communication skills
  2. Presentation skills
  3. Confidence
  4. Instruction skills
  5. Organization skills
  6. Listening skills
  7. Resourcefulness
  8. Creativity skills
  9. Problem solving skills
  10. Teamwork skills
  11. Interpersonal skills
  12. Among others

What are some career opportunities?
Teachers can find employment opportunities within public and private schools among other areas.

Becoming an English teacher

Minimum admission requirements

  1. A mean grade of C+ (Plus) and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination
  2. Or other approved qualification

Training & Study options
What course(s) can you pursue in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges?

  1. Diploma in Teacher Education in English and Geography
  2. Diploma in Teacher Education in Art and Design/ English
  3. Diploma in Teacher Education in French/ English
  4. Diploma in Teacher Education in IRE with English
  5. Diploma in Teacher Education in English and CRE
  6. Diploma in Teacher Education in English and History
  7. Diploma in Teacher Education in Music and English
  8. Diploma in Teacher Education in German and English
  9. Or other similar/ related fields

Qualifications Level
Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF level 6)

Education Progression
Upon a successful completion of a diploma course, you can advance your education upward (in a relevant field) up to university level if you like. How is this possible?

  1. Get a diploma certificate
  2. Advance to degree certificate, (in a relevant field)

How to Join TVET College
There are two ways you can follow to join training institution(s) in pursuit of your career of choice.

  1. Applying through Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Kuccps), for government sponsored students. Visit Kuccps website for details on; application procedure and timelines.
  2. Applying directly to training institution of your choice, for self-sponsored students.

Financial Aid
If you are a needy student, apply for education loan through Higher Education Loans Board (HELB). Besides the loan, HELB can also give you a bursary. Visit HELB website for details on; application procedure, amount you can apply for and application timelines.

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