Each academic program has been developed through discussions within and between all partner institutions. UBC and Moi had already been exploring ways to support the on-going professional development of secondary school teachers who were working for WIK. Partner institutions agreed that UBC and Moi would continue to focus their efforts on secondary school teacher certification and York and Kenyatta would concentrate on programs to certify teachers at the primary school level.
UBC/Moi and York/Kenyatta embarked on a “curriculum mapping” exercise to determine how to evenly divide Diploma in teacher Education requirements between the partners such that half the requirements for the Diploma in Teacher Education- Secondary would be offered by UBC and half would be offered by Moi University. The Diploma would be awarded by Moi University. In the Diploma in Teacher Education – Primary, half the requirements would be offered by York University and half by Kenyatta University. The Diploma would be awarded by Kenyatta University. At the degree level, interested university partners offered degrees that were in compliance with their own senate approved requirements and agreed that credits earned at the diploma level would be recognized as satisfying degree requirements.