The teachers service comision only Recognizes qualifications that were attained from accredited institutions/colleges and from Government approved examination bodies.
The Commission expects the Commission for University Education (CUE) or
other relevant examining bodies to equate certificates from foreign universities
and colleges in accordance with the law.  The Teachers Service Commission recognizes the following minimum entry
qualifications for the teaching service: –
PRIMARY TEACHERS
a) KCSE C (Plain) and Primary Teacher Education (PTE)
Certificate.
b) Entry grades for the visually and hearing impaired for PTE is
a C- (Minus).

SECONDARY TEACHERS
a) KCSE C+ (Plus) and a Diploma in Education
b) KCSE C+ (Plus) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
c) KCSE C+ (Plus) and a Bachelor’s Degree in any other relevant area
plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
d) KCSE C (Plain), Diploma, and Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
e) For visually and hearing impaired teachers, the minimum entry
qualifications is a mean grade of C (Plain)and C (Plain) in the teaching
subjects in the case of post primary institutions.

TECHNICAL
a) KCSE C+ (Plus) and a Diploma in a relevant technical subject plus a
Diploma in Technical Education.
b) KCSE C- (Minus), Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in a
relevant subject area plus a Diploma in Technical Education.
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c) KCSE C- (Minus), Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma in a
relevant subject area plus a Diploma in Technical Education.
d) KCSE C+ (Plus) and Bachelor’s Degree in Education Technology.
e) KCSE C+ (Plus) and Bachelor’s Degree/ Higher Diploma in a relevant
technical subject plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION
a) KCSE C+ (Plus) and Diploma in Special Needs
Education.
b) KCSE C+ (Plus) and Bachelor’s Degree in Special
Needs Education.
Note:
1. For post primary institutions, teachers (except visually and hearing impaired)
must have attained a minimum of C+ (Plus) in the teaching subjects.
Candidates with one principal and two subsidiary ‘A’ – level passes in Arts
or one (1) principal and one (1) subsidiary pass in science require C (plain)
in KCSE as entry qualification.
2. For post primary institutions, a Special Needs Education (SNE) teacher must
have two teaching subjects and have attained a minimum grade of C+ in the
subjects.

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