Dean of School of Education

Welcome note

Welcome to the school of education Kabarak University. The school has competent and supportive staff to our students and other stakeholders. The school houses programmes in Education (Arts & Sciences), Theology, and Mass Communication.

The faculty in these programmes offers quality teaching, mentorship and research using modern facilities and technology that ensures our graduates are highly competitive in the job market. The school also offers part-time programmes in April, August and December for students who are already working and qualify for this mode as stipulated by the Kenya Commission for University education. Our graduates become Teachers, Theologians, Pastors, Journalists and Communication Experts.

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Dr. Gladys Kiptiony

Dean, School of Education

To provide a holistic quality professional training in educational (Arts and Sciences), Theology and Mass Communication to the youths and other groups equipping them with knowledge, practical skills, attitudes and Christian values necessary for the service of God and humanity.

The vision of the school of education is to become a centre of excellence in training education (Arts and Sciences), Theology and Mass Communication anchored on Biblical principles.

Training Education Personnel, Clergy and Communication Experts for the service of God and Humanity.

Department of Education

Programs offered

This programme 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
  • The ability to plan, guide and implement educational policies

Programme Objectives
By the end of the program, a graduate of Bachelor of Education Arts is expected to:

  • Acquire the relevant knowledge, attitude and skills necessary for working in secondary schools and post-secondary institutions in Kenya and abroad
  • Analyze and recommend improvements to educational policies
  • Analyze and recommend improvements on the art of teaching Arts Subjects
  • Apply educational theories to their daily teaching assignments in Arts Subjects
  • Analyze educational issues related to the teaching of Arts subjects.
  • Develop and apply educational policies pragmatically
  • Work within existing ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks in education institutions
  • Support the principles of modern educational practices in line with current educational systems and needs
  • Teach Arts subjects effectively in Kenya according to the requirements of Vision 2030.
  • Apply Knowledge, and skills in various Arts subjects

Learning Outcomes
During the program students will learn how to:

  • Analyze educational issues related to the teaching of arts subjects.
  • Develop and apply educational policies pragmatically
  • Work within existing ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks in education institutions
  • Support the principles of modern educational practices in line with current educational systems and needs
  • Teach arts subjects effectively in Kenya and other countries
  • Apply Knowledge, and skills in various arts subjects
  • Adopt relevant attitudes necessary for effective teaching and transfer of knowledge in the arts subjects

Duration of Bachelor of Education (ARTS)

The programme takes a minimum of four (4) academic years and a maximum of (7) academic years, each comprising two semesters on a full-time mode of study. Each semester is 15 weeks long, comprising 13 teaching weeks and two weeks of examinations. For the purposes of part-time modes of study, each academic year is sometimes referred to as a learning level (1 to 4) within programme documentation. Normally a part-time student would be expected to complete each academic year of study within two calendar years.

  • Holders of diploma in education (Arts) from Kabarak University or a recognized university will enter the degree programme in year 2 semester 2 and take five semesters.
  • Holders of P1 teacher certificate will enter at year 1 semester 1 and therefore take 8 semesters including teaching practice without exemptions.

Exemptions for holders of Diploma in Education (Dip.ed)

  • EDUC 111 History of education
  • EDUC 120 Introduction to Psychology
  • EDUC 121 Curriculum Development
  • EDUC 311 General Methods and Principles of Teaching
  • EDUC 328 Teaching/Resource Project
  • EDUC 329 Teaching Practice
  • EDUC 414 Health and physical Education
  • EDUC 423 Secondary School Curriculum
  • COMS110 Communication skills I

Exemptions for any combination involving CRE

  • BIBL 110 Old testament survey
  • BIBL 120 New testament survey
  • BIBL 210 Redemption story

Job Placements for Bachelor of Education (arts)
We expect graduates from this program to work as arts teachers, researchers, education advisors, curriculum developers, mentors, education consultants, educational administrators and analysts, educational planners.

Expected competencies of Bachelor of Education (arts and Science)

  • Professional and Ethical Behavior
    Kabarak University intends to train professional Arts teachers in the context of Biblical Christianity capable of providing quality services in the education sector.
  • Leadership and Management Skills
    The graduates of Bachelor of Education (Arts) should be able to play a leading role in policy formation and implementation on matters related to teaching and evaluation. The graduate is expected to participate in leadership capacity building and decision making at all levels. The Curriculum offers the student an opportunity to obtain leadership skills in various areas in Education.
  • Research and Problem Solving
    The graduates of Bachelor of Education (Arts) are expected to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through their studies at Kabarak University. Every course will give the students an opportunity to identify and define problems in the field of Education.
  • Management of Information
    The graduates of Bachelor of Education (Arts) will be widely exposed to management of information related to Arts Education which is essential for policy formulation, planning and implementation of activities and programs in the Education sector.
  • Communication and Collaboration
    The graduates of Bachelor of Education (Arts) graduates is preparing teachers who will go out to research, analyze, teach and disseminate information in the education sector. They will learn with others through group assignments and projects, discussion forums and collaborative activities. This is in keeping with the workplace expectations that individuals become more productive through team operations

The Bachelor of Education (Science) program prepares science teachers to handle instructional, advisorial, measurement, evaluation, mentorship and research roles in the field of education. It also prepares teachers to handle managerial tasks in the schools and middle level colleges in Kenya. The program incorporates both theory and practice.

Goal of the programme
The general purpose of the program is to train and equip teachers with pedagogical techniques and to transmit knowledge and skills in various sciences such as Physics, Biology, chemistry and computer Studies. It also enables teachers to acquire relevant attitude necessary for productive performance in the field of teaching and research.

Rationale of the Programme
There is need to meet the demand for science teachers in Kenya. For one, Science courses are compulsory in the K.S.C.E Exams. Secondly, Kenya is a middle income Country seeking to industrialize and attain technological development by 2030. Bachelor of Education in Education (Science) Program is prepared to meet the increasing needs of students/educators who are seeking to get more knowledge in pedagogy and core areas of teaching subjects. Kabarak University focuses on holistic education that meets the physical as well as the spiritual needs of its students. With the growth in educational institutions, it is apparent that the program will attract teachers who wish to further their careers in Education (Science). The program offers the students a chance to build sound knowledge in various scientific fields such as Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Studies while at the same time giving the learning process a practical approach. The degree program will provide knowledge and skills to those who wish to pursue specific areas in Education Courses as well as the above Sciences. It will also enrich policy making in the respective fields mentioned above.

Expected Learning outcomes of the programme
By the end of the program, a graduate of Bachelor of Education Science is expected to:

  • Acquire the relevant knowledge, attitude and skills necessary for working in secondary schools and post secondary institutions in Kenya and abroad.
  • Analyze and recommend improvements to educational policies
  • Analyze and recommend improvements on the art of teaching Sciences
  • Apply educational theories to their daily teaching assignments in Science Subjects
  • Analyze educational issues related to the teaching of science subjects.
  • Develop and apply educational policies pragmatically
  • Work within existing ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks in education institutions
  • Support the principles of modern educational practices in line with current educational systems and needs
  • Teach Science subjects effectively in Kenya according to the requirements of Vision 2030.
  • Apply Knowledge, and skills in various Science subjects
  • Adopt relevant attitudes necessary for effective teaching and transfer of knowledge in the Science subjects.

Job placements for Bachelor of Education (science)
We expect graduates from this program to work teachers, researchers, education advisors, curriculum developers, mentors, education consultants, scientists, educational administrators and analysts, educational planners.

Goal of the Programme
The general purpose of the program is to train and equip journalists, editors, reporters, news anchors, communications relation managers, communication managers, research consultants, information officers, social media workers, bloggers, content developers, community liaison officers, county communication directors, public relations officers and lectures in post secondary institutions with knowledge, skills and relevant attitude necessary for productive work in their various fields.

Program Description
The Bachelor of Mass Communication program prepares journalists, editors, reporters, news anchors, communications relation managers, communication managers, research consultants, information officers, social media workers, bloggers, content developers, community liaison officers, county communication directors, public relations officers and lectures in post secondary institutions for their various roles in the mass communication sector. The program incorporates theory, practice and technology.

Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme
By the end of the program, a graduate of Bachelor of Mass Communication is expected to:

  • Gather, analyze and disseminate information from various fields to the masses.
  • Edit news, pictures and programmes for the masses
  • Report various happenings and events all over the world to the masses
  • Present news to the masses
  • Perform communication relation management tasks
  • Conduct research in various fields
  • Provide services as information officers
  • blog, edit and develop content in the social media
  • Provide information liaison services to the community
  • Direct communication processes and activities in the counties
  • Provide public relation services to various institutions
  • Teach various courses in mass communication in post secondary institutions

Job Placements for Bachelor of Mass Communication
Graduates from this program are expected to work as journalists, editors, reporters, news anchors, communications relation managers, communication managers, research consultants, information officers, social media workers, bloggers, content developers, community liaison officers, county communication directors, public relations officers and lectures in post secondary institutions.

Expected Competencies of Bachelor of Mass Communication

  • Professional and Ethical Behavior
    Kabarak University intends to train professional journalists, researchers and editors within the context of Biblical Christianity capable of providing quality services in the mass communication sector.
  • Leadership and Management Skills
    The graduates of Bachelor of Mass Communication should be able to play a leading role in policy formation and implementation on matters related to journalism and mass communication. The graduate is expected to participate in leadership capacity building and decision making at all levels. The Curriculum offers the student an opportunity to obtain leadership skills in various areas in mass communication.
  • Research and Problem Solving
    The graduates of Bachelor of Mass Communication are expected to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through their studies at Kabarak University. Every course will give the students an opportunity to identify and define problems in the field of mass communication.

Program Goal
The goal of Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling is to impart knowledge and skills and relevant attitudes on a wide range of issues in theories of Guidance and Counseling, legal and moral issues in Guidance and Counseling, techniques in counseling, psychopathology, psychometrics as well as research in guidance and counseling.

Rationale
The Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling Program is prepared to meet the increasing needs of students/educators who are looking for opportunities to study in a Christian Environment. Kabarak focuses on holistic education that meets the physical as well as the spiritual needs of its students. With the growth in educational institutions, it is apparent that the program will attract teachers and counseling psychologists who wish to further their careers in Guidance and Counseling. The program offers the students a chance to build sound knowledge in the area while at the same time giving the learning process a practical approach. The degree program will provide knowledge and skills to those who wish to pursue specific areas in Guidance and Counseling. It will also enrich policy making in Guidance and Counseling services.

Program Goal
The goal of Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling is to impart knowledge and skills and relevant attitudes on a wide range of issues in theories of Guidance and Counseling, legal and moral issues in Guidance and Counseling, techniques in counseling, psychopathology, psychometrics as well as research in guidance and counseling.

Minimum University entrance Bachelors Degree requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree programmes require a minimum mean grade of C+ (C Plus) in KCSE. OR
  • A minimum of Credit Pass at diploma level or equivalent qualifications from recognized institutions. OR
  • 2 Principal Passes at ‘A’ level obtained at one sitting OR two Principal Passes obtained at different sittings provided the scores are of grade C and above.
  • Applicants must also meet additional entry requirement as may be specified by respective departments.
  • Applications from mature students will be considered subject to them satisfying the University’s Conditions of Admission.
  • Diploma holders in teacher education with a minimum of C+ at KCSE and two years’ experience in teaching.
  • P1 teachers certificate holders with a minimum of C+ at KCSE and two years of teaching experience.

More Programs offers by the department

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Development and Education
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education
  • Master of Education in Educational Management and Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Guidance and Counselling)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education Management and Leadership

Upcoming Programs

  • Diploma in Mass Communication (Media and Public Relations)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Library and Knowledge Management
  • Bachelor of Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Sports Psychology
  • Master of Education in Educational Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

Department of Theology

Programs offered

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The main goal of the programme is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of theological and biblical studies. The programme aims at providing students with a combination of knowledge, biblical/Christian values/attitudes, skills, and application of theory to ministry situations in the Church in Africa and beyond. The graduates are expected to qualify for employment in the church as pastors, missionaries, chaplains and teachers in secondary schools and lecturers in Bible colleges or institutions.

Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme
At the end of the program, a graduate of Bachelor of Theology should have skills to perform the following tasks:

1. Communicate effectively the Word of God to others through preaching, evangelism and discipleship.
2. Demonstrate a genuine concern for Missionary efforts
3. Defend the Christian faith effectively.
4. Conduct church education programmes
5. Teach effectively the Word of God to various age groups in different church contexts
6. Effectively provide leadership in the church
7. Manage church resources and church projects effectively.
8. Effectively provide counseling services to the church
9. Develop relevant curriculum that meets felt needs in the church and society
10. Effectively provide pastoral care in various institutions

 

Admissions Requirements
All applicants into this Bachelor of Theology programme must have the following entry requirements:
a) Must have passed with at least a C+ mean grade at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E)
b) OR Two Principal passes at ‘A’ level obtained at one sitting or two Principal Passes obtained at different sittings.
c) OR Credit pass at Diploma level from a recognized / accredited Bible College with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 in a scale of 4:0.
d) Must have a conviction of God’s call to Ministry as evidenced by recommendations given by the church leadership.
e) Must provide original K.C.S.E Certificate, diploma, degree or its equivalent obtained prior to coming to the University

Bachelor of Arts in Church Music and Theology is a four-year programme.

Goal of the Programme
The Bachelor of Arts in Church Music and Theology (Theology Major) programme prepares the clergy and church musicians for preaching, counseling, composition, teaching, research, conducting and leadership roles in the church music, theology and other institutions. The programme incorporates both theory and practice. The general purpose of the programme is to train and equip the clergy and theologians as well as music directors, lay persons, with knowledge, values/attitudes and skills in church music and theology so as to work competently, and to pursue further studies in church music and theology.
Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme
1. Preach the Word of God effectively
2. Offer counseling services to the church
3. Manage church resources effectively
4. Conduct church education programmes
5. Defend the Christian faith effectively
6. Compose and perform various works of church Music based on biblical teachings and doctrines.
7. Perform African and Western church music including incidental music for church drama
8. Perform African and Western popular gospel music.
9. Analyze selected works of church music in the medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and twentieth century periods.
10. Apply and use music notation software programs to write church music
11. Conduct various choirs and instrumental ensembles playing church music.
12. Manage various choral organizations in churches

Admissions Requirements
All applicants into Bachelor of Arts in Church Music and Theology (Theology Major) programme must have the following entry requirements:
a) Must have passed with at least a C+ mean grade at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E)
b) OR Two Principal passes at ‘A’ level obtained at one sitting or two Principal Passes obtained at different sittings.
c) OR Credit pass at Diploma level from a recognized / accredited Bible College with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 in a scale of 4:0.
d) Must have a conviction of God’s call to Ministry as evidenced by recommendations given by the church leadership.
e) Must provide original K.C.S.E Certificate, diploma, degree or its equivalent obtained prior to coming to the University.
f) Must have attained at least C in music and C+ in CRE in KCSE exams
g) OR in the case of music they should have studied with a professional music examination bodies.
h) The School of Music and Performing Arts shall hold auditions to determine placement of learners in terms of practical, performance and technical knowledge.

This is a three year Theology programme designed to train persons at the diploma level.

Upcoming programs

1. Bachelor of Arts in Chaplaincy
2. Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling
3. Master of Arts in Chaplaincy
4. Master of Arts in Theology
5. Master of Arts in Biblical Leadership and Management

Faculty Members

Dr. Gladys Kiptiony – School Dean
Dr. Esther Kibor – HOD Theology
Dr. Fredrick Ngala – HOD Education
Dr. Betty Tikoko – Senior Lecturer
Dr. Benard Chemwei – Senior Lecturer
Dr. James Kay – Lecturer(Psychology)
Mr. Anthony Somba – Lecturer(English)
Mr. Dave Bowen – Lecturer(Kiswahili)
Mr. J. Chemjor – Lecturer(Literature)
Mr. Michael Ndonye – Lecturer(Mass Communication)
Mr. Vitalis Kandie – Lecturer(English)

Mrs. Anne Somba – Lecturer(English)
Mrs. Anne Yego – Lecturer(English)
Mrs. Hildah Tuimur – Lecturer(History)
Mrs. Lance Achieng – Lectuer(Literature)
Mrs. Sarah Kiptata – Lecturer(History)
Rev. Joseph Kitur – Lecturer(Theology)
Rev. Simon Kiuta – Lecturer(Theology)
Rev. Dr. William Koros – Lecturer(Theology)
Mrs. Sheila Chepsergon – Secretary
Ms. Faith – Secretary

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