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Bachelor of Education (Arts)

The Faculty of Education and Arts at KCA University offers programs that provide candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession as confident and effective teachers. OurBachelor of Education (Arts) Degree program is designed to produce competent and qualified teachers who can teach and provide leadership in arts subjects at secondary school level. We strive to infuse our programs with a healthy combination of theory and practice. KCA University Bachelor of Education (Arts) graduates are in high demand because of: their ability to use modern technology in teaching, instill entrepreneurial spirit in learners, combine their knowledge of current theory and research, and use experiential learning in inculcating knowledge transfer in class.


The education industry In Kenya is growing at a fast rate and hence offering career options to many prospecting students. Students have the opportunity to study the philosophical and social foundations of education, professional rights and responsibilities, theories of communication and human development, planning, pedagogy, and curriculum development in a unique, interdisciplinary environment.

Minimum admission requirements:

​Candidates shall only be admitted to the B.Ed. (Arts) Degree Programme if they hold a:


  • KCSE with minimum pass of C+ (Plus) and minimum grade C+ on teaching subject combination

  • KACE with at least 2 Principal Passes and 1 Subsidiary

  • KACE with at least 1 Principal and 2 Subsidiary Passes or their equivalent

  • KACE with at least 1 Principal and 2 Subsidiary Passes or their equivalent

  • KCE with at least Division 2  or its equivalent, or

  • Diploma/S1 Certificate in Arts Teacher Education from a recognized institution

Subject Combination:

​Mathematics/ Business Studies, Mathematics/ Computer Studies, Mathematics/ Geography, English/Literature, Geography/Business Studies.

Duration for Full Time:

​The duration of study for the programme shall extend over a period of a minimum of 3 academic years (9 semesters) and a maximum of 4 academic years (12 semesters). All courses are taught in units. A unit is defined as equivalent to 35 one-hour lectures. For this purpose, a one hour lecture is equivalent to two hours of tutorial or three hours practical or an equivalent amount of other assigned study.


Program Start Dates:

Full Time: January, May & September

School Based: April, August & December