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Bachelor of Arts in Education

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April 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 4,821

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

A Bachelor of Education (BED) degree programme at AIU aims at preparing students with essential knowledge on teaching methodologies, tactics, and strategies for teaching at various levels, enabling them to be effective professional teachers and classroom communicators. 

The student will have general and specific knowledge in teachers’ preparations of teaching materials, lesson plans, unit outlines, and scheme of work as well as various instructions in teaching techniques. The four-year programme has three options: secondary teaching education (STE), Primary teaching education (PTE) and Early Childhood Teaching Education (ECD):

a) Secondary Teaching Education (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 Teaching Education (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 undergraduate Early Childhood programme is (Competency Based Curriculum) CBC compliant. It equips the learners with competencies of handling teaching and managing learning in all subjects: Languages, Mathematics, Science, Music and movement, Christian religious education, Social studies, Art and craft and Physical education. It is designed for primary school teachers, supervisors, managers, ECD care givers, Sunday school workers, Para-church children’s workers, children trainers, life coaches and community workers.

The Program takes 4 years to complete or less if one has a transfer of credits from approved diploma. The cost is about Kshs.42, 000.00 ($420) per holiday tuition. Intakes are in April, August and December of every year for school-based students. For full time and blended learning studies, the approximate cost is Kshs.65,000 ($650) tuition per semester. The intakes for full time and blended learning studies are in January, May, and September .The requirement is C for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Holders or its equivalent in other systems or a diploma in a related field.

Credit Transfers and Exemptions
Credit transfers may be given to students who have done similar courses from institutions that are recognized by the university senate

Enrollment Cycles

  • April 2023
  • May 2023
  • August 2023
  • September 2023
  • December 2023
  • January 2024

The requirement  is C for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Holders or its equivalent in other systems or a diploma in a related field.

Semester One
UC111 Bible Interpretation & Study Methods 3hrs 
UC 112 Library Science and Information Competence 3hrs 
ED___ Teaching Subject 13hrs 
ED122 History of Education3hrs 
CT110 Essentials of ICT 3hrs 
ED___ Teaching Subject 2 3hrs 
Total 18hrs

Semester Two
ED- Teaching subject 1 3hrs 
ED___ Teaching Subject 2 3hrs 
ED120 General Teaching Methods 3hrs 
UC122 College English & Writing3hrs 
UC122 Foundations of Life 3hrs 
UC222 Comparative study of Religions 3hrs 
Total 18hrs

Semester One
UC211 Introduction to Sociology 3hrs 
ED210 Curriculum Development 3 hrs
ED211 Education Media and Resources 3 hrs
ED___ Teaching Subject 1 3 hrs
ED- Teaching Subject 2

UC 212 Introduction to Psychology 3 hrs
Total 18hrs

Semester Two
ED___ Teaching Subject 1 3hrs 
ED220 Educational Research Methods 3hrs 
ED221___ Human Growth and Development 3hrs 
ED___ Teaching Subject 2 3hrs 
UC 221 Environment, Development and Stewardship 3hrs 
UC222 Introduction to Philosophy 
Total 18hrs

Semester One 
ED 222 Special Needs in Education 3hrs 
ED231 Community Practicum Research Project 3hrs 
ED___ Teaching Subject 1 3hrs 
ED___ Teaching Subject 2 3 hrs
ED___ Special Teaching Methods 1 3hrs 
ED___ Elective ( Subject Area 1)3hrs 
Total 18hrs

Semester Two
ED320 Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3hrs 
ED321 Guidance and Counselling 3hrs 
ED___ Teaching Subject 1 3hrs 
ED___ Teaching Subject 2 3hrs 
ED___ Special Teaching Methods 2 3hrs 
ED325__ Educational Media Practical and Micro- teaching 3hrs 
Total 18hrs

Semester One
ED331 Teaching Practice (Using Computer aided Technology)3 
ED411 Education Administration and Management 3 hrs
ED - Elective ( Subject Area 2) 3 hrs
ED413 Personality Development 3 hrs
Total 12 hrs

Semester Two
ED421 Education Planning and Economics 3hrs
ED415 Environmental Education 3hrs
ED___ Teaching Subject 1 3hrs
ED___ Teaching Subject 2 3hrs
ED- Teaching Subject 3hrs

Total 15hrs


KES 65000 per semester 

Total fees KES 520000

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