Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.eD) - Africa International University | Educartis

4 years
On Campus


Course Overview

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):

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

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.

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.

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Successful graduations of this programme will be able to: 

  • Effectively teach arts based subjects and primary or secondary levels. 
  • Conduct research on art-based educational issues. 
  • Develop instructional materials for arts-based subjects. 
  • Utilise arts subjects teaching methodologies to adapt to the changing education environment and demands. 
  • Provide guidance and advisory services in career paths in arts-related fields. 

Certification obtained

Bachelor of Arts in Education

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme will allow learners to pursue careers such as: 

  • Education Adminstrator 
  • Primary/Secondary School Teacher 
  • Community Education Officer 
  • Youth Worker 

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When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students must have either: 

  • KCSE C+ or above 
  • A relevant diploma from an institution recognised by the University Senate

How do I apply?

To apply for this programme, students must provide: 

  • A complete application form, along with a non-refundable application fee of 1500 KES. 
  • 2 recent passport photographs with their full name written on the reverse side of the pictures. 
  • Copies of secondary and post-secondary certificates and transcripts, including leaving certificates. 
  • A copy of National ID Card/Birth Certificate/Passport Bio-Data Page

Payment options

The fee for this course is 43,525 KES per semester.

At AIU, we make it easier for you to settle your fees by offering the following methods of payment:

  • Payments can be made by banker's cheque, payable to Africa International University. Please note that the university DOES NOT accept personal cheques. 
  • The university WILL NOT accept any case payments. Cash should be deposited in one of our bank accounts and the banking slip presented for issuance of a University receipt to the finance office. Kindly ensure the correct capturing of your name and registration number on the banking slip. 

Detailed course information

The Program takes 4 years to complete or less if one has a transfer of credits from approved

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
This programme is taken on campus at Africa International University. The course outline is as follows:

Year 1 
  • Bible Interpretation & Study Methods
  • Library Science and Information Competence
  • Teaching Subject I
  • History of Education
  • Essentials of ICT
  • Teaching Subject 2
  • General Teaching Methods
  • College English & Writing
  • Foundations of Life
  • Comparative study of Religions

Year 2 
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Curriculum Development
  • Education Media and Resources
  • Teaching Subject I
  • Teaching Subject II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Educational Research Methods
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Environment, Development and Stewardship
  • Introduction to Philosophy 

Year 3
  • Special Needs in Education
  • Community Practicum Research Project
  • Special Teaching Methods 1
  • Elective (Subject Area I) 
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Educational Media Practical  and Micro- Teaching 

Year 4
  • Teaching Practice (Using Computer aided Technology)
  • Education Administration and Management
  • Personality Development
  • Elective (Subject Area II) 
  • Education Planning and Economics
  • Environmental Education

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Where and When


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya

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