Welcome to Scott’s School of Theology. The men and women who form our student body come from diverse backgrounds and are brought together at Scott Christian University (SCU) by a shared passion for serving Christ and his Church. It is always a joy to see the transformation that occurs throughout their time here at SCU.

The School of Theology is the oldest school at SCU, begun in 1962, and remains the cornerstone of the University since every programme and every course offered at SCU is taught intentionally from a Christian perspective. Our programmes within the School of Theology are designed to impart the biblical, theological, and ministry knowledge necessary to be an effective minister, church leader, and disciple of Christ in 21st century Africa.

Furthermore, required field ministry, learning contracts, internships, and evangelistic campaigns help to shape the skills and character of our students under the supervision of qualified faculty mentors who themselves have extensive ministry experience.

Ultimately, our goal and prayer for all of our students is that they might address issues in the church and society biblically and with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that they might be leaders who serve humbly and lovingly, and that they might grow in Christlikeness, bringing glory to God and building his Kingdom in all aspects of life. Currently, our alumni are spread all over the world in church leadership positions, as missionaries, and in private and public sector jobs, serving and working to transform society for the glory of God. We whole-heartedly welcome you to Scott Christian University, and specifically to the School of Theology.

Dr. Agnes Makau

The Dean, School of Theology

Masters of Arts in Theology (MAT)

The Master of Arts in Theology is a two-year programme offered at the Machakos campus in a school-based mode of study. The MAT provides advanced training in Systematic and Historical Theology, offered from an evangelical, African perspective, in order to equip men and women for service in the Kingdom of God in Africa at a high level. It is designed for pastors or church leaders who desire advanced theological grounding as well as for those who aspire to doctoral studies in Theology.

Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS)

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is a two-year programme offered at the Machakos campus in a school-based mode of study. The MABS provides advanced training in Biblical Studies, offered from an evangelical, African perspective, in order to equip men and women for service in the Kingdom of God in Africa at a high level. It is designed for pastors or church leaders who desire a firm foundation in Old and New Testament Studies as well as for those who aspire to doctoral studies in these disciplines.

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

The Bachelor of Theology, SCU’s most popular programme, provides quality training for pastors, Christian educators, missionaries, and church leaders. Extensive coursework in Biblical Studies and Theological Studies lay a solid foundation for courses in General Studies and Ministry Studies, where biblical and theological truths are applied and contextualized to holistic ministry in an African context. The B.Th. is offered as a four-year full-time programme, but is also available in a school-based mode of study for those who are unable to enroll full-time.


Both the Dip.Th. and B.Th. also entail requirements outside the classroom that contribute to the formation of the student in not only knowledge, but skills and character as well. Field Education provides students with weekly opportunities to grow in the practice of ministry in local church contexts. Learning Contracts, which are completed under the supervision of faculty mentors, enable students to focus on key areas of personal growth in Christlikeness, such as character formation, discipleship, and servant leadership. A 10-week internship provides a context for the student to apply their cumulative learning under faculty supervision.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Theology degree, a graduate can serve as a:

  1. Pastor (or a related ecclesiastical title)
  2. Chaplain
  3. Counselor
  4. Teacher
  5. Leader in church and parachurch ministries
  6. Missionary
  7. Youth ministers and workers
  8. Non-profits such as World Vision and Compassion International

Diploma in Theology (Dip.Th.)
The Diploma in Theology is a three-year full-time programme held at the Machakos campus designed for students who are seeking to be well-equipped for pastoral or church-based ministry. Extensive coursework in Biblical Studies and Theological Studies lay a solid foundation for courses in General Studies and Ministry Studies, where biblical and theological truths are applied and contextualized to holistic ministry in an African context. Students who excel at the Diploma level may upgrade to the B.Th., entering the third year of the B.Th. after graduation with a Dip.Th., thus completing a B.Th. within five years of total study.

Diploma in Christian Ministry
Diploma in Christian ministry is a program SCU hosts in collaboration with World Vision and Compassion International. Students are admitted to the programme at the beginning of each 2-year cycle with the next admission being in 2016. The partnership with World Vision allows students to be educated at different outposts nearer their home, while the partnership with Compassion allows students to come to Scott to study in the school based mode program which focuses on training church leaders.

Certificate in Christian Ministry
Certificate in Christian Ministry is a program SCU hosts in collaboration with World Vision and Compassion International. Students are admitted to the programme at the beginning of each 2-year cycle with the next admission being in 2016. The programme consists of fewer credit hours compared to diploma in Christian Ministry which are spread over a 2 year time span.

The School of Education team extends a warm welcome to our incoming and continuing graduate students. We congratulate you on taking the first step towards achieving your educational and career goals at Scott Christian University.

Scott Christian University is a Chartered University in Kenya. We have our main campus located in Machakos town. We offer courses that have been approved and accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) and are listed in the CUE’s website. Currently at the school of Education we offer; Masters, Bachelors, Diploma and Certificate Courses.

At the School of Education, we provide a stimulating learning environment interactive-learner centered and quality driven approach to teaching, learning and Assessment. We train, advise, guide, mentor and prepare our students to achieve their highest potential which is essential in the realization of one’s potential and preparation for the job market.  Those who choose to study Education at Scott Christian University get access to a wide-range of courses that form a springboard to a sea of opportunities. At the School, we endeavor to promote a record of achievement and success in academic excellence and job prospects. As a student of talent and ability, you will be exposed to programmes that present a sound theoretical foundation and a strong practical background.

Over the past few years, the School has undergone tremendous change in terms of growth in faculty, student enrollment, and scholarship. The school is comprised of excellent faculty and staff who are committed to teaching and scholarship and to making your academic learning a priority. Our faculty members are among the best within their fields of expertise and have been trained at various reputed national and international Universities. They have been recognized within the university and worldwide for their, research and teaching.As a team, we have, and continue to work hard to maintain the integrity and quality of the educational programs by conducting cutting-edge research and scholarship in action projects.

Together, we prepare students to live, work, and thrive in any educational setting and to be highly connected to the world. It is a great pleasure to welcome you to train and learn with us and hope that your academic experience will be enriching and fruitful. We expect that our students are committed to learning and academic scholarship and will enjoy their academic experiences here.

Best wishes in your studies.

Dr. Harrahs Malinda

Dean, School of Education

Master of Education

Master of Education in Education Leadership & Administration – Program Description

The Master of Education in Education Leadership and Administration is designed for educators who are seeking to be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective leaders /administrators in educational institutions and agencies. Graduates from this 2-year program are trained to provide leadership that is contextual, relevant and comparable to international standards.

The program consists of academic coursework, classroom seminars, and tutorials, engagements with classmates and a major thesis. The modular courses are offered through blended learning.  Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Students without the requisite background may be required to do qualifying courses.

Core Courses

  1. EDU 500: Foundations of Christian Education
  2. EDU 501: World views in Educational Leadership and Administration
  3. EDU 510: Curriculum Theory and  Practice
  4. EDU 512: Curriculum Assessment and Evaluation
  5. EDU 520: Teaching Methods
  6. EDU 530: Research Methods in Education
  7. EDU 534: Graduate Writing and Skills
  8. EDU 536: Educational Statistics
  9. EDU 543: Economics of Education
  10. EDU 560: Educational Leadership, Theory and Practice
  11. EDU 561: Human Resource Management in Education
  12. EDU 562: Theory and Practice of Educational Planning and Policy Formulation
  13. EDU 535: Instructional Supervision
  14. EDU 504: Financial Management and Stewardship
  15. EDU 532: Minor Thesis
  16. EDU 533: Major Thesis

Career Opportunities

  • School Principals/Vice Principals
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Lecturers
  • Education Consultants.

Post Graduate Diploma in Education
Secondary Option

The Postgraduate Diploma (secondary option) is designed to meet the needs of professionals who are first-degree holders in fields other than education for secondary schools, but have employment that provides services to the same. They require a concentrated course in secondary school education that enables them to develop knowledge, methods of service delivery and skills directly related to their service provision. This Post Graduate Diploma is designed to meet this need. The programme intends to train teachers who are moral, ethical, creative, innovative, competent and accountable. It also aims at providing an opportunity from self-development in relation to career and life-long learning

Early Childhood Development Education

The Post-graduate diploma (ECDE) is designed to provide an opportunity to the first degree holders in other areas other than early childhood development education, but have a passion to work with children. This programme is tailor—made to equip such people with skills and the necessary competencies for efficiency service delivery. We believe in producing professional competent Christian teachers; who are critical thinkers, creative, caring and making learning interesting

Bachelor of Education (Arts) Profile

The Bachelor of Education (Arts) Programme is designed to prepare teachers and Educators within the teacher training prescriptions of the Ministry of Education and the Secondary School system in Kenya. The BEd programme is run on an integrated basis where the professional and academic contents are offered as determined by the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) and the Commission for University Education (CUE). The Bachelor of Education (Arts) curriculum includes Foundation Courses in Education which are taken by all education students. Students are expected to choose two teaching subjects that are offered in the Program. These subjects must correspond to the curriculum offered in Secondary Schools and other equivalent institutions in Kenya’s Education system. Students select two teaching subjects from the following subject areas:-

  1. English
  2. Literature
  3. Geography
  4. History
  5. Religious Education
  6. Business Studies
  7. Kiswahili
  8. Mathematics

At SCU we endeavor to produce well-disciplined and godly, professional teachers, who will not only impart knowledge, but also provide mentorship for the high school students (teenagers) in our society.

Upon completion of the Programs, the student will be well prepared to:

  1. Take active and excellent career in all facets of the profession of Education;
    Teach two subjects at the secondary school level;
  2. further Education and training in their areas of interest and specialization and obtain a Master of Education degree;
  3. work and contribute to the national goals of Education and development through Educational Agencies and Departments in the Ministry of Education and devolved government.

Admission Requirements

  1. KCSE certificate with mean grade C+
  2. Mean grade of C+ in each of the TWO teaching Subjects.

Course Structure and Duration
The Bachelor of Education (Arts) programme (BEd Arts) takes a period of four academic years. Each year consists of two semesters of seventeen (15) weeks each. In addition, the students shall take twelve (12) weeks of Teaching Practice in approved secondary school.  During Teaching Practice, the students shall be assessed twice in line with Ministry of Education requirements.

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) Profile

Early Childhood Development is one of the most sought after courses of study in the field of Education.  It focuses on the way our minds learn and the different methods to increase this ability from birth up until the age of eighteen has continued to baffle Researchers, governments, parents and teachers.

The Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood degree seeks to equip the student with knowledge, skills and attitudes for fostering a holistic approach to child growth and development. The holistic approach seeks to simultaneously address the physical, emotional, relational, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of a child’s life. The importance of the Holistic Approach is that Children learn different things at different stages of growth and development. The mandate of ECD is therefore to provide holistic child growth and development which include cognitive, physical, social, moral and spiritual aspects of development.

Across the globe, governments are requiring teachers and early childhood educators to get back to the basics by focusing their teaching methods to a holistic approach to support early childhood development and help leaners to acquire competencies, foster learning and interaction with the natural world and create opportunities for challenge, risk-taking, and social development.

The Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education prepares the student to possess skills that enable children to explore and discover as a way of learning by becoming highly engaged and actively involved in their interdependence between people, plants, animals and the environment.

If you are looking for a career that is in-demand and which has no shortage of job opportunities now and in the future, early childhood education is a good choice. All around the world, the population is increasing at a significant rate. As we proceed into the future, the number of children with the need to learn will also continue to increase, potentially at an even higher rate than we are seeing today. What this means is that there will be a continued need for teachers, researchers, advisors, lecturers, family care advisors with expertise in early childhood education

ECD Objectives

The general objectives of ECD programme are to:

  1. Provide education geared towards development of the child’s mental capabilities and physical growth
  2. Enable the child enjoy living and learning through play
  3. Develop the child’s self-awareness, self-esteem and self confidence
  4. Enable the child to develop understanding and appreciation of his/her culture and environment
  5. Foster the child’s exploration skills, creativity, self-expression and discovery
  6. Identify children with special needs and align them with existing services
  7. Enable the child build good habits and acquire acceptable values and behaviors for effective living as an individual and a member of a group
  8. Foster the spiritual and moral growth of the child
  9. Improve the status of the child’s health, care and nutritional needs and link him/her to health services such as immunization, health check-ups and growth monitoring
  10. Enrich the child’s experiences to enable him/her to cope better future school life
  11. Develop the child’s aesthetic and artistic skills.

Career opportunities for Early Childhood graduates

  1. Teachers
  2. Lecturers
  3. Child care directors and administrators
  4. Family care Consultants
  5. Researchers in education

Entry Requirements

  1.  Mean grade C+ (plus) at KCSE or its Equivalent  OR
  2. Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE or an Equivalent with Diploma in Early Childhood education from a recognized Institution. OR
  3. P1 Certificate with a mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE level, Diploma in Early Childhood education from a recognized Institution and two years teaching experience. OR
  4. KACE or equivalent Certificate with a minimum of the two principal passes and O-level Credit in Mathematics and one other subject.


Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE)
Both Early Childhood Development Certificate and Diploma programs are designed to equip ECDE teachers with skills, competence and attitudes needed to stimulate children in preparation for primary education. It is our core purpose to train and equip trainers because we believe that children at this stage need a firm foundation to develop their innate potential as individuals. The programme is designed to provide knowledge on how children grow, and help educators develop strategies to provide for these needs and serve effectively within communities as ECDE teachers.

Welcome to Scott’s School of Professional Studies.  It is exciting to have you. The School provides an exciting education opportunity for students from all backgrounds. We are committed to making sure that you will feel supported and nurtured and do well. We honor and respect cultural diversity and go the extra mile to ensure a comfortable and friendly environment that will make students feel like home. We are here to ensure that support and guidance are always available as our ultimate goal is to develop future leaders in the respective areas of our economy. The faculty is dedicated professionals who excel in connecting with students and providing educational experience. It is a place where you are able to make close friends, study, learn and grow. Our students have access to the full resources of the University and can expect collaborative opportunities with faculty and fellow students.

The school offers an environment of intellectual openness, vigor and integrity that is conducive to the growth of ideas and learning. It seeks to inculcate in our students sound habits and discipline of mind, a high degree of ethical self-awareness, and a spirit of enterprise, innovation, and life-long learning. The school provides a curriculum of both breadth and depth, places strong emphasis on analytic and communicative competence as a desired learning outcome, and is committed to promoting internationalization and cross-cultural understanding, in the belief that the academic model we adopt will best prepare our students to successfully negotiate the complexities of a globalized world environment in the 21st century.

Welcome we learn together!

Dean, Dr. Mueni Mutetei

Master of Arts in Leadership and Management

This 55 credit hour curriculum integrates both the science of management and the art of leadership through its grounding in both business and the liberal arts. It is designed to enable students to acquire analytical techniques of management and develop the ability to apply these techniques to real life scenarios in a corporate, government, or non-profit environment. In addition to a solid core of management and leadership courses, students may choose the following areas of specialization.

Areas of Specialization;

  1. Church Leadership and Management
  2. Organizational Leadership and Management
  3. Educational Leadership and Management
  4. Civic Leadership.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This 54 credit hour programme is designed to provide a broad range of academic courses and practical tools to prepare students for managerial careers in Finance, Marketing, and Strategic Management.  Our emphasis on leadership and ethics makes the students’ experience really unique and prepares them for leadership and business in the global marketplace.

Areas of Specialization;

  1. Strategic Management
  2. Finance
  3. Accounting
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. Project Management
  6. Entrepreneurship Management
  7. Marketing
  8. Management Information Systems

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
This programme aims to develop students’ intellectual ability and managerial skills through an appropriate blending of business and general education. It enhances students’ professional and leadership development in the areas of Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Purchase and Supplies.

Areas of specialization;

  1. Finance
  2. Accounting
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. Management Information Systems,
  6. Marketing
  7. Purchase and Supplies.

Career opportunities

  1. Sales Managers
  2. Accountants
  3. Financial Annalysts
  4. Business consultants
  5. Marketing officers
  6. Human Resource specialists
  7. Training and development specialists
  8. Logistician and procurement officers
  9. Real estate officers
  10. Buyer or purchasing agent
  11. Compensation and benefits analyst
  12. Insurance underwriter
  13. Convention and event planners
  14. Teaching Assistant
  15. Labor relations specialist among many others.

Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT)
The Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT) degree programme is designed to equip graduates with sufficient knowledge and skills in business management and information technology. It combines the key aspects of Information Technology with the key facets of business to equip graduates to be immediately productive in the modern business environment.

Career opportunities

  1. Operations analyst
  2. Business IT manager
  3. Information architect or system tester
  4. Strategy consultant,
  5. IT manager
  6. Project manager
  7. Teaching Assistant among many others


Bachelor of Information Communication Technology (BICT)

The Bachelor of Information Communication Technology essentially equips students with the much needed technical know how to prepare them to handle today’s job needs like design of accounting softwares and databases like human resources.

Career opportunities

  1. Management Information  developer/officers
  2. Apps developer
  3. Cyber security analysts
  4. Data analyst
  5. Data scientist
  6. Database administrator
  7. IT consultant
  8. IT technical support officer
  9. ICT manager
  10. Teaching Assistant among many others

Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
The Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme aims to produce professionals with firm academic foundation in management and operation of most sectors in the tourism and hospitality industry. Graduates will be multi-skilled with transferable managerial skills within the tourism and hospitality industry.

Areas of specialization;

  1. Tourism Management
  2. Hospitality Management

Career opportunities

  1. Hotels and Resorts.
  2. Airline Travel and Luxury Cruise
  3. Food and Beverage Services
  4. Event Planner
  5. Travel Counselor/Agent
  6. Teaching Assistant among many others

Bachelor of Leadership and Management
The purpose of this programme is to provide students with understanding of foundational leadership and management principles and practices. It is designed to prepare students for effective organizational and public leadership and management roles in an era of increasing complexity and dynamic operation environments.

Areas of specialization;

  1. Business Leadership
  2. Public Sector Leadership
  3. Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations

Career opportunities

  1. Administrative Services Managers
  2. Company Branch Manager
  3. Credit Manager/Loan Officer
  4. Customer Service Manager
  5. Fundraiser/Development Officer
  6. Hotel/Motel Manager
  7. Human Resource Administrator
  8. Public Administrator
  9. Small Business Owner/Manager
  10. Operations Manager
  11. Personnel Manager
  12. Teaching assistant among many others

Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology
This programme is designed to prepare counseling specialists capable of guaranteeing individual, institutional and national wellness, equip learners with relevant competences for responding to emerging psycho-social needs, and promote counseling professionalism through assured competence.

Career opportunities

  1. Clinical psychologist
  2. Counselling psychologist
  3. Educational psychologist
  4. Forensic psychologist
  5. Further education teacher
  6. Health psychologist
  7. High intensity therapist
  8. Occupational psychologist
  9. Psychological well being practitioner
  10. Sport and exercise psychologist
  11. Teaching Assistant among many others

Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
This programme is designed to help enhance self-sustainability among entire populations in communities by developing leaders who are transformational and thus transform the attitudes and abilities of the communities that they lead. Students can graduate as gender specialists or international development workers.

Career opportunities

  1. Community development worker
  2. Community education officer
  3. Family support worker
  4. Non governmental /Non profits organisation
  5. Community based organisations
  6. Faith based organisations
  7. Social worker
  8. Teaching Assistant among many others

Certificate courses

  • Certificate in Information Communication Technology
  • Certificate in Agribusiness
  • Certificate in Leadership and Management
  • Computer Application Programmes
  • Certificate in Community Development
  • Certificate in Business Information Technology
  • Certificate in Couselling Psychology
  • Certificate in Guidance and Couselling
  • Certificate in Public Administration
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Marketing
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Procurement and Supply Chain Management


Diploma Courses

  • Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Diploma in Agribusiness
  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Community Development
  • Diploma in Counselling Psychology
  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
  • Diploma in Public Administration
  • Diploma in Business Marketing
  • Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management