Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching

 

The four-year Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching (NQF 7, 516 credits) is designed to equip students to be fully qualified educators for employment in the foundation phase (Grades R to 3). The programme focuses on both theoretical and practical competencies needed by teachers in the classroom context.

Students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements for the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching may, on completion of the Higher Certificate or Diploma qualifications, re-apply for admission to the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching programme. Conditions apply.

RATING: NQF 7 | CREDITS: min 516, max 528

Duration: 4 years

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Admission Requirements

Matric obtained from 2008:

  • National Senior Certificate or NQF Level 4 National Certificate (Vocational) with an endorsement for entry into Bachelor studies (degree endorsement).
  • Minimum rating of 4 (50-59%) in at least 4 subjects from the designated list.
  • Minimum total rating of 25 APS points (excluding Life Orientation).
  • Minimum rating of 4 (50-59%) for English Home Language or a minimum rating of 5
    (60-69%) for English First Additional Language.
  • Minimum rating of 4 (50-59%) in Mathematical Literacy or a rating of 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics.

Matric obtained prior to 2008:

  • Senior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption/Endorsement and minimum 50% in English.

 

Modules

Please note Sepedi and Setswana language choices are not offered at the Durban campus.

First-Year Subjects:

  • English First Additional Language 1 OR
    Afrikaans First Additional Language 1 OR
    isiZulu First Additional Language 1 OR
    Sepedi First Additional Language 1 OR
    Setswana First Additional Language 1
  • English Home Language 1 OR
    Afrikaans Home Language 1 OR
    isiZulu Home Language 1 OR
    Sepedi Home Language 1 OR
    Setswana Home Language 1
  • School-based Teaching Practice 1
  • Institutional Teaching Practice 1
  • Academic Literacy
  • Early Childhood Development Studies
  • Grade R Teaching
  • Arts Education 1: Visual Arts
  • Educational Psychology 1
  • Beginning Knowledge

 

Second-Year Subjects:

  • English First Additional Language for Foundation Phase 2 OR
    Afrikaans First Additional Language for Foundation Phase 2 OR
    isiZulu First Additional Language for Foundation Phase 2 OR
    Sepedi First Additional Language for Foundation Phase 2 OR
    Setswana First Additional Language for Foundation Phase 2
  • English Home Language for Foundation Phase 2 OR
    Afrikaans Home Language for Foundation Phase 2 OR
    isiZulu Home Language for Foundation Phase 2 OR
    Sepedi Home Language for Foundation Phase 2 OR
    Setswana Home Language for Foundation Phase 2
  • Information and Communication Technology for Education
  • School-based Teaching Practice 2
  • Institutional Teaching Practice 2
  • Mathematics for Foundation Phase 1
  • Literacy English Home Language 1 OR
    Literacy Afrikaans Home Language 1 OR
    Literacy isiZulu Home Language 1 OR
    Literacy Sepedi Home Language 1 OR
    Literacy Setswana Home Language 1
  • Education Theory and Practice 2
  • Inclusive Education 1
  • Sociopedagogics

 

Third-Year Subjects:

  • School-based Teaching Practice 3
  • Institutional Teaching Practice 3
  • Physical Education and Sport
  • Literacy English Home Language 2 OR
    Literacy Afrikaans Home Language 2 OR
    Literacy isiZulu Home Language 2 OR
    Literacy Sepedi Home Language 2 OR
    Literacy Setswana Home Language 2
  • Inclusive Education 2
  • Mathematics for Foundation Phase 2
  • Literacy isiZulu First Additional Language OR
    Literacy Afrikaans First Additional Language OR
    Literacy Sepedi First Additional Language OR
    Literacy Setswana First Additional Language
  • Arts Education 2: Music and Movement
  • Natural Science and Technology Education
  • Social Sciences: Geography

 

Fourth-Year Subjects:

  • Language Conversational English OR
    Language Conversational isiZulu OR
    Language Conversational Afrikaans OR
    Language Conversational Sign Language OR
    Language Conversational Sepedi OR
    Language Conversational Setswana
  • Educational Research
  • Educator & the Law
  • Educational Psychology 2
  • Mathematics for Foundation Phase 3
  • Social Sciences: History
  • School-based Teaching Practice 4
  • Institutional Teaching Practice 4
  • School Management
  • Education and Diversity
  • Curriculum Design


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