The Postgraduate diploma in Education at Egerton University is a one calendar year programme to prepare graduates who intend to teach in secondary schools, but have not undergone any teacher training. A Postgraduate Diploma in Education (P.G.D.E) is awarded to candidates who satisfactorily complete the one-year programme in Faculty of Education and Human Resources as stipulated in the University Regulations.
The PGDE program aims at training students in the theory and practice of Education so as to develop the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for effective and efficient teaching and management in secondary schools or equivalent institutions.
i) To provide the required professional training in order to develop the intellectual and social characteristics of the students to enable them become responsible teachers and leaders in secondary schools.
ii) To provide a basis for advanced training in Education in both professional and specialised subject areas.
iii) To develop the capability of students in conducting research and write a research report in Education.
iv) To prepare students sufficiently for further studies in their areas of interest and ability in Education.
The programme is open to students who have received a Bachelor of Science Degree or Bachelor of Arts Degree or equivalent qualification with two teaching subjects from Egerton University or any other recognized institution approved by the Senate. Except for classification of degrees all other postgraduate admission requirements shall apply.
Course Structure and Duration
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education programme shall extend for a minimum period of one calendar year consisting of two semesters of course work, examination and project and one semester of supervised teaching practice in secondary schools/equivalent Educational institutions. The candidates for Postgraduate Diploma in Education will take professional Education core courses during the first semester of study. In the second semester, the candidates will study five professional Education core courses: special subject methods courses and a research project. In addition they will be allowed to select two additional courses so long as the total load shall not exceed 24 CF. The research project report will be submitted to the Department of Curriculum and Educational Management at the end of the third semester. Teaching practice will be done during the third session in approved secondary schools/equivalent Educational institutions.
All courses will be examined during the semester in which they are taught as follows:-
Continuous assessment shall constitute 40% of the total marks.
Written examination at the end of the semester shall constitute 60% of the total marks.
Pass mark is 50%.
Courses which are purely of practical nature and/or seminars shall be assessed entirely by continuous assessments.
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Postgraduate Diploma Classification
PGDE classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.
PGDE certificates shall be classified into fail, pass, credit and distinction as follows:
49% and Below - Fail
50 - 59 - Pass
60 - 69 - Credit
70% and above - Distinction
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.