University of Pretoria Faculty of Education

University of Pretoria Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria is one of the largest and most diverse facilities in South Africa for the initial and advanced training of education professionals from across the world.

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The Faculty of Education is housed on the beautiful and self-contained Groenkloof Campus of the University of Pretoria. This faculty has the widest range of academic programmes for any student who intends to embark on education studies. In recent years, each of these programmes was internationally benchmarked and draws growing numbers of students from countries across the globe.

Academic Programmes

Undergraduate studies:

We offer a range of Education qualifications

  • Pre-school to grade 3 – BEd: Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Grades 4 to 6 – BEd Intermediate Phase Teaching
  • Grades 7 to 9 – BEd Senior and Further Education and Training Phase Teaching
  • Grades 10 to 12 – BEd Senior and Further Education and Training Phase Teaching

PGCHE programme:

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
This certificate is a part-time year course which gives you the ability teach/train in any post-school
environment.

A. Requirements for admission
A 3-Year National Diploma is required for the programme.

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B. Duration
The programme extends over one year part-time. Please note that you will need to attend at least two evening classes from 17:00 -20:15 each week.

C. Special examinations in the Faculty of Education
A final-year student, who has failed a maximum of three semester modules or their equivalent with a final mark of at least 40% in each, may be admitted by the Dean to a special examination in these modules during January of the following year, provided that this will
enable the student to comply with all the requirements for the certificate.

D. Certificate with distinction
The certificate is awarded with distinction to a student who has obtained an average of at least 75%, with a minimum of 70% in each module.

PGCE programme:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

This certificate is presented in the following fields of specialisation:
• Senior and Further Education and Training Phase Teaching (Grade 7 to 12)
• Further Education and Training Phase Teaching (Grade 10 to 12)

Please note: The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has put a policy in place to specify a set of Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (MRTEQ) (Government Gazette no. 38487, 19 February 2015). The requirements for entry to the PGCE (Foundation Phaseand Intermediate Phase Teaching) have become so stringent that student numbers have declined to the extent that these specialisations will not be available in 2018.

A. Requirements for admission
An appropriate Bachelor’s degree or accredited and approved Diploma is required for all the programmes, with particular requirements in each phase as stipulated below:

i. Senior and Further Education and Training Phase Teaching:

One (or more) degree modules passed at a second-year academic level (200) which correspond with one or more relevant subjects at school level for Senior Phase and one (or more) degree modules
passed at a third-year academic level (300) which corresponds with a relevant school subject at Further Education and Training Phase Teaching (check programme modules).

ii. Further Education and Training Phase (FET) Teaching:
Option A: One degree module passed at a third-year academic level (300) which corresponds with a relevant school subject AND a research project for students who do not qualify for a 2nd teaching specialization;
Option B: Two degree modules passed at a third-year academic level (300) which corresponds with a relevant school subject (check programme modules).

Since degree modules do not necessarily correspond directly with subjects at school level, the Package coordinator (in consultation with the lecturer of the particular specialization) should submit exceptional cases to the Dean.

B. Computer literacy
All students had to complete a computer literacy course as part of their first degree. If not, it will be expected of students to enrol for such a course concurrently.

C. African language competency
All students who successfully complete the PGCE should be partially proficient in at least one official African language or in South African Sign Language, as language of conversational competence. Students will write an exemption examination to determine the language competence.

Departments

Department of Humanities Education

Department of Science, Mathematics & Technology Education

Department of Education Management & Policy Studies

Department of Educational Psychology

Department of Early Childhood Education

Contact us

Physical Address

Faculty of Education
Leyds Street South
GROENKLOOF

Postal Address

Faculty of Education
University of Pretoria
Groenkloof Campus
PRETORIA
0002
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Contact Details

+27 12 420 5695