The University conducted an extensive market survey prior to the designing of the programme where critical gaps like lack of trained ECDE teachers were identified. The ECDE programme was therefore designed to fill such gaps.
Why Study the Programme
This program has been designed to:
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates of Diploma in Early Childhood Education will have acquired knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities to be able to:
The following shall be the minimum University entry requirements for admission to the Diploma course in early childhood of Mt. Kenya University.
Exemptions and Credit Transfers
Credit transfers may be given to students who have done similar courses from institutions recognized by the university senate
Diploma in Early Childhood Education Programme shall be offered in six trimesters. Each of the trimesters shall have six units of three credit hours each. The research project shall be done in the 4th trimester and shall account for three credit hours and equivalent to one unit.
A candidate will be deemed to have passed an academic year after successful completion of all units offered in that year. The program is structured to take six trimesters one and ½ academic year including practicum/industrial attachment.
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