BEd (General Education)
This full-time programme runs over four years and will provide you with a BEd (General Education) degree for educators in the General Education and Training Phase (GET Phase), specialising in either the Foundation Phase (grades R to 3) or the Intermediary Phase (grades 4 to 6) and the Senior Phase (grades 7 to 9).
The main purpose of this programme is to train teachers who will be able to prepare learners to meet the distinctive requirements of our time. But you also develop skills that will open up various other career possibilities, such as a career in communication, community development, public relations or other professional work focusing on client services, marketing and sales. With further training you can become a remedial teacher or an educational psychologist, or you could specialise in curriculum development, school management, leadership or education policy.
The programme has a set structure and consists of academic and professional subjects that are the same for both specialised phases during the first year of study. In the first year you study subjects from both the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. These subjects are all compulsory subjects: Curriculum Studies; two of the language modules Afrikaans en Nederlands, English Studies, and Xhosa; Mathematics (Ed); Natural Sciences (Ed); Social Sciences (Ed); Economic and Management Sciences (Ed); Teaching and Learning (Theory and Practice); Development and Learning; and Information Skills.
Teaching and Learning forms an important part of the programme from the first year on. From the second year you specialise in the Foundation Phase or the Intermediate and Senior Phases. In your third and fourth year you can make further choices in the subjects for the Intermediate and Senior Phases. The subjects for the Foundation Phase are set and cover the theory and practice of all the learning programmes of grades R to 3.
Since this is a programme that culminates in a degree, it gives you access to the Faculty’s postgraduate degree programmes up to doctoral level. See postgraduate programmes.
• Applications close 30 June
• Places for 230 students. Of these places 70 are reserved for students previously disadvantaged, and 20 for discretionary cases
• 150 places are allocated by best average performance in the grade 11 final exams or grade 12 final examinations if these have already been sat for. Priority is given to the processing of applications from candidates with an average of 70% or above
• For more information see “Guidelines for the selection of students for the BEd” on our website under “Student information” or consult the Faculty Calendar, Part 6
• Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL
• An aggregate of at least 55% for the NSC or IEB (excluding Life Orientation)
• Mathematics 3 OR Mathematical Literacy 5 (or before 2008 a pass in Mathematics on the Standard Grade)
Learners who were taught through the medium of English:
• English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 5
• Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 OR Xhosa (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4
Learners who were taught through the medium of Afrikaans:
• Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) 5
• English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 OR Xhosa (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4
Admission requirements for the old Matriculation Certificate
For the admission requirements relating to the old Matriculation Certificate (prior to 2008), contact our Client Service Centre at 021 808 9111.