University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Education

University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Education

he new School of Education in a new South Africa carries the responsibility and obligation to respond to the inequalities and injustices inherited in the local context of the new university, the province and in the country; and simultaneously it must address the global, the continent of Africa, and the margin or periphery as part of the developing world. It has to do so in all areas of its core functions of research, teaching, learning and community engagement.


It must operate within and manage the deepening tensions produced by the rapid advance of Science and Technology, which is fundamentally changing the nature and structures of communities as new informational and knowledge economies and societies emerge and the gap between the poor and the wealthy, and the north and the south widens.

The School of Education is located on two sites namely, Edgewood (Pinetown) and Pietermaritzburg. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees and diplomas as well as postgraduate certificates, Honours, Masters and Doctoral studies programmes.

The vision is of an education that is accessible and relevant to the full range of learners, appropriate to both national and global contexts, that is of high quality and that contributes to lifelong learning in a South Africa characterised by social justice and sustainable economic development. The School sees itself as being a School located within an African university which is socially inclusive, contextually relevant and has as its primary function the generation of knowledge needed in the society that it serves.

The School of Education has strong national reputations for teacher education programmes, adult education, workplace learning and higher education. A wide variety of programmes are offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prospective students are urged to discuss their needs with the relevant staff at two centres.

Clusters

Adult Education, Development, Leadership & Management

Adult Education
Education and Development
Higher Education Training & Development
Social Justice Education
Teacher Education & Professional Development

Education Studies

Educational Psychology
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Development
Teacher Development Studies

Languages & Arts Education

Afrikaans Education
English Education
Language Pedagogy & Acquisition
Literary Critical Studies
Media Education
Teaching Creative Writing
Visual Methodologies
Zulu Education

Mathematics & Computer Science Education

Mathematics Education
Computer Science

Social Science Education

Social Science Education

Science & Technology Education

Science Education

Technology Education

Community Engagement

We have several current projects running from Adult Education – our main ones are

  • New Readers Publishers
  • Learn with Echo Newspaper
  • Alternatives to Violence

Information about these is on our website:  http://cae.ukzn.ac.za/

CONTACT DETAILS FOR:

BEd Degree

Application Process, Application Progress, Transfer Process, Outcomes etc

Nontuthuzelo Mkhize

Phindile Dlamini

Sharath Parma Singh

 

CONTACT DETAILS FOR:

PGCE/BEd honours; MEd and PhD programmes

Application Process, Progress and Outcomes

EDGEWOOD CAMPUS

PGCE & BEdHons

  • School of Education Edgewood Campus
  • Admin building
  • LG floor, Room 140

PGCE & BEdHons

Pretty Wonder Ndimande

PGCE & BEdHons

Sibongile Mbanjwa

Masters and PhD

Tyzer Khumalo

  • School of Education Edgewood Campus
  • Administration Block
  • LG Floor, Room 123
  • Email: khumalot9@ukzn.ac.za
  • Tel: 031 260 3440

Masters and PhD

Sibonelo Duma

  • School of Education Edgewood Campus
  • Administration Block
  • LG Floor, Room 123
  • Email: dumas3@ukzn.ac.za
  • Tel: 031 260 3919

Masters and PhD

Mbalenhle Ngcobo

  • School of Education Edgewood Campus
  • Administration Block
  • LG Floor, Room 123
  • Email: ngcobom4@ukzn.ac.za
  • Tel: 031 260 3436