The Bachelor of Education (Science) programme prepares qualified science teachers for secondary schools, colleges and tertiary institutions. There is need to replace retiring teachers and fill the gap due to natural attrition. That the Secondary Education will be subsidised by the government, the increased enrolment will demand greater number of teachers. That is the more why this programme important.
The general objectives of the programme are:
i) To prepare teacher for an active career in all facets of professional Education;
ii) To develop the intellectual, professional and social characteristics of teachers to enable them to become responsible leaders within the school and the community;
iii) To develop the capacity of the teachers so that they should be able to
teach effectively at the secondary school, colleges and tertiary levels;
iv) Identify research problems and design appropriate procedures for investigating and analysing them;
v) To provide a basis for science Education training that enables the teachers to pursue advanced training in both professional and academic areas.
Candidates admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Science) must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements of the Egerton University. They must also satisfy departmental requirements before registering for courses in the respective departments. In satisfying the minimum entrance requirements of the University, candidates must have passed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with the minimum grades against each subject as indicated below:
C+ in Mathematics
C+ in any of the following:
B- in any of the following subjects:
Alternatively, admission may be granted to holders of Diploma/S1 certificate in science Education from Institutions recognised by Egerton University provided the diplomas are at credits and above.
Course Structure and Duration
Students may take two teaching subjects from the following areas:
Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics; Botany/Zoology; Geography
The Faculty of Education and Community Studies offers Professional courses for the programme including:-
Educational Administration, Planning and Economics;
Educational Psychology and Counselling, and
Curriculum and Instruction.
The B.Ed (Science) Programme normally takes a minimum Period of four academic years. Each academic year consists of two Semesters. In addition, the students shall take twelve weeks of Teaching Practice during which they shall also carry out a project in one of their teaching subjects. The minimum CFs for the Progamme shall be 144 CFs.
The Course code shall be designated as follows:
EDCI stands for Education, Curriculum & Instruction.
EAPE stands for Education, Administration, Planning & Economics.
First digit indicates level or year the course is offered.
Second digit indicates nature or sub-discipline, interpreted as follows:
Principles of Teaching
Project /Seminar /Teaching Practice
1. Education Administration & Management.
2. Economics and Planning of Education.
Third digit indicates the level at which the course is being taken.
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXVIII
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University StatuteXXVIII.