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Bachelor of Education Arts Available Subject Combinations

In this article, we provide details on the available Bachelor of Education Arts subject combination as per the guidelines of TSC in Kenyan Universities for those intending to pursue a Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree in Kenya.

In Kenya with the rate of unemployment extremely high, you stand a better chance of being recruited as a teacher if you choose a marketable combination of subjects to specialize in.

One way of choosing the best subject combination approved by TSC us by doing research on the vacancies that TSC and Boards of Management if Schools are having difficulties to fill.

Some of the subjects that are facing a big shortage of teachers at the secondary school level in Kenya as per data gotten from recent TSC recruitment drives and the Kenya Secondary Schools Association are as follows:

  • Drawing and Design
  • Home Science
  • Art and Design
  • Agriculture
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Music
  • Computer Studies

Other subjects experiences teachers shortages include:

  • Foreign languages like French and German
  • Woodwork
  • English Language
  • Mechanics and
  • Electricity

Bachelor of Education – Arts available subject Combinations

The table below provides some of the available marketable subject combinations

MathematicsBusiness Studies

You can choose any subject combinations at secondary school level from the following units in Universities like Kisii University, Egerton etc.

  1. Geography
  2. Economics
  3. History & Government
  4. Religious Education
  5. English
  6. Kiswahili
  7. Mathematics
  8. Business Studies
  9. Literature in English
  10. Computer Studies

Which Universities Offer BeD (Arts) in Kenya?

 Some of the universities that offer BeD (Arts) in Kenya include:

  • MKU School of Education – MKU also offers courses in Education Management for those looking for promotions.
  • Moi University
  • Kenyatta University
  • University of Nairobi
  • Maseno University

What are the minimum admission requirements for Bachelor of Arts?

As a student you have to meey the set entrance requirements as per the university you wish to join.

The requirements are as follows:

  • KCSE minimum mean grade of C+ or
  • KACE with 2 Principal Passes (at least) and 1 Subsidiary or
  • KACE with 1 Principal (at least) along with 2 Subsidiary Passes or
  • KCE with Division 2 (at least)  or an equivalent qualification or
  • Diploma/S1 Certificate (Arts Teacher Education) from any recognized institution

TSC also requires you to have scored at least a C+ in your KCSE in both subjects you wish to specialize in.

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