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TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Teacher quality is the most important school related factor in determining student achievement. It has often been pointed out and rightly so, that the quality of education is as good as the quality of teachers.  Continuing Teacher Professional Development is critical in promoting teacher professionalism by enabling teachers develop the knowledge skills and expertise required to enhance teaching practice.  Teacher Professional Development (TPD) is therefore a career long obligation for all practicing teachers whose importance cannot be underestimated.

Kenyatta University is a Service Provider Accredited by the Teachers Service Commission to implement the Teacher Professional Development Programme (TPD)

WHY TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?

  1. No matter how good pre-service or initial training of a teacher is, it does not prepare them to meet the emerging challenges in the ever changing educational landscape.
  2. TPD ensures that the professional knowledge and skills of practicing teachers are up to date in light of the global trends, with a view to delivering high quality professional service that meets the expectations of the education sector and other stakeholders.
  3. TPD encourages and facilitates the development of communities of practice where teachers can share expertise and experiences in order to achieve quality education in teaching and learning institutions.

Kenyatta University invites applications from all TSC registered teachers in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions in Kenya.  Teachers are encouraged to be part of a remarkable profession and its progressive future by enrolling for the TPD programme at Kenyatta University.  A blended teaching and learning approach to TPD module delivery will be employed. Continuing participants and new applicants are invited for the sessions which will be held from the 19th to 23rd of April 2022 

WHY ENROL FOR THE TPD PROGRAMME AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY?

  1. Kenyatta University is a renowned and the leading University in the region and prides itself as a Centre of Excellence in pre-service teacher education and continuing teacher professional development.
  2. The University has over 50 years’ experience in teacher education and therefore a wealth of capability and expertise in providing holistic educational services to students enrolled in teacher education programmes.
  3. Learn from the best. The University has a large pool of experience professional educators with the requisite knowledge, skills, attitude and competence in diverse fields in teacher education.
  4. Kenyatta University has a vibrant and robust Directorate of Teaching Excellence that promotes teacher mentorship and continuing professional support. The university will therefore support schools in building a community of practice and life-long professional networks.
  5. Kenyatta University provides a versatile and easy to navigate Learning Management System (LMS) that will support the online component of TPD.
  6. Kenyatta University has been commended by the Teachers Service Commission for delivery of the Introductory Module in a professional manner

MODE OF DELIVERY OF TPD

The TPD programme will be delivered through modules intended to equip teachers with professional knowledge, skills and attitudes to address Pedagogy and Content Knowledge using the Competency Based Teacher Education Model.  A Blended Learning Approach will be used to deliver content of the modules.  This will entail Face to Face sessions and Online Learning.

  1. Face to Face Sessions: The TPD face to face sessions will be conducted from December 2022 in various designated centres located at the sub counties to ensure accessibility by all teachers.
  2. Online Learning: The TPD programme online delivery that began in December 2021 is ongoing

The Introductory Module

The 1st session of the Introductory Module was successfully conducted online in December 2021 and January 2022.  The next online session will be held from the 19th to 23rd April 2022. New applicants are advised to apply for this session beginning in April, 2022.

Other modes of delivery will include:

  1. Participation in a country network of teachers to create a community of practice among teachers.
  2. Follow up observation visits to schools by University teacher educators to provide feedback and support.
  3. Mentoring and / or peer observation (Lesson Study).

MODE OF APPLICATION

To apply for the Introductory Module 1: Applicants are advised to complete and submit an online application form using this link:

Kenyatta University TPD application form.  Apply by clicking on shorturl.at/finHM

Continuing participants who started off in December  2021 are encouraged  to  constantly  visit the  Kenyatta University website  to access the  KUSOMA platform:  http://kusoma.ku.ac.ke  and log in  using  the personalised credentials.

MODE OF FEES PAYMENT

Applicants for the TPD Course are required to pay Kshs 6,000 payable in installments.

Applicants are expected to pay the fees using any of the following modes of payment:

MPESA

Pay bill Number: 960509
Account Name : TSC Number

Pay bill Name: KU TPD

BANK

Accounts Details

Cooperative Bank of Kenya

A/C No. 011-2906-246-1400

 

National Bank of Kenya

A/C No. 010-0305-915-0801

 

Equity Bank Limited

A/c No. 018-029-051-8859

 

Family Bank

A/C No. 045000023316

 

FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT
TPD Coordinator through:
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  1. TPD Office direct line: 0208703615
  2. TPD Mobile phone number: +254 707 970939

Additional contact number 020 8703788 EXT: 3616

For ICT Support, participants are encouraged to call: 0208704231

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