Full Time Programmes
These courses are held at the KISE Campus in Kasarani, Nairobi and are conducted through lectures, tutorials and visits. Assessment of trainees is based on essays, Term Paper, written examinations, special project and Special Study Paper (SSP). Students are also exposed to practical attachments in Special Needs Education programmes country wide.
The certificate courses take three months while diploma courses take two years.
Distance Learning Programmes
This is a training mode in which teachers and other personnel working or living with persons with special needs and disabilities are trained through distance learning. The programme offers the following course options, using the distance learning mode:
- Education of learners with special needs (Inclusive Education)
- Education of learners with Learning Disabilities
- Education of learners with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
The Certificate courses through Distance Learning take one year while Diploma courses take two years just like the Full Time programme.
Current Distance Learning Centers and Sessions
The programme is currently conducted in 11 tutorial centers country wide. These include 9 teacher training colleges and 2 technical Institutes. These are Baringo, Bondo, Kagumo, Kericho, Kilimambogo, Machakos, Meru, Migori, Mosoriot, Coast Institute of Technology -Voi and Thika Technical.
The students attend face -to-face sessions during school holidays in; April, August and December. These sessions comprise lectures, tutorials, professional field visits, discussions and examinations. After the session, students are supported professionally by KISE Regional Coordinators who are based at the tutorial centers. They are also supported by EARC Officers based in their respective districts.
Diploma courses are currently examined by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC). Certificate programmes are jointly examined by Ministry of Education and KISE. In both Certificate and Diploma courses, the final score for each paper comprise 30% Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) and 70% final examination.
In the second year of the diploma programme, the students are required to undertake Teaching Practice that lasts 10 weeks.
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