Diploma in Education (Arts) secondary option is tailored towards preparing students to teach Arts and Humanities at secondary school level. The Programme  puts into consideration the requirements of the current secondary school curriculum thus being practical in nature. The graduand of the Programme  will obtain a Diploma in Education (Arts) secondary option of Chuka University.

By the end of the Programme , the learner should be able to:

Apply acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes in educational issues

Apply the acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes to influence educational policy, Programme s and general development of educational institutions.

Pursue advanced training in education in both professional and specialized subject areas

Chuka University rules and regulations for admission into Diploma in education secondary option shall apply. The candidate must have passed KCSE with a mean grade of C+(plus) and a grade of C+ (plus) in two teaching subjects from the following: History, Kiswahili, English, Geography, Religious studies, Business studies and Mathematics. In addition, the candidate must have a minimum of C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili.

The Diploma in Education Programme  takes a minimum period of three academic years. Each academic year consists of two semesters. In addition, students shall take 12 weeks of Teaching Practice during which they shall also carry out a learning resource project in one of their teaching subject. The minimum CFs for the Programme  shall be 90 CFs. Professional courses offered for the Programme  include: Educational Foundations; Educational Administration, Planning and Economics; Educational Psychology and Counselling, and Curriculum and Instruction. The Programme  will be offered in fulltime, part-time, ODEL and blended approaches.

Full Time  Ksh – 35,000 per Semester

Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name        Account Name:   Branch       Account Tharaka University


Co-operative      Fees   Collection  

Bank                     Account                 Chuka       0112972400000

Equity Bank        Fees   Collection   Chuka      021 0277753588


KCB Bank           Fees   Collection   Chuka       1240985967


How to Apply?

Reach out admission Office via 0721839583 or 0703684570