University of the Witwatersrand School of Education

University of the Witwatersrand School of Education

The Wits School of Education (WSoE) offers high-quality teaching and research through thoughtfully developed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Further to this we offer teacher development in diverse subject areas for in-service teachers. As a student at the WSoE you can expect to be part of a vibrant intellectual and scholarly community. You will have access to high level seminars and symposia by academics who are well-known nationally and internationally in a number of areas of research.


Academic Programmes

  • Initial Teacher Education

Bachelor Of Education(BEd)

Postgradute Certificate in Education (PGCE)

  • Postgraduate Studies In Education

Bachelor Of Education (Honours) – BED Hons

Masters OF Education – Med(by dissertation and Med(by reschearch report).

Doctor Of Philosophy in Education(PHD)

Centres in the School of Education

Three centres are based within the Wits School of Education.

Contact Us


Contact: Mapula Motimele
Tel: (27) 011 717 3007

Pre-service qualifications

Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Contact: Julie Donnelly
Tel: (27) 011 717 3001

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Contact: Janet Ditlopo
Tel: (27) 011 717 3023

Postgraduate degrees (Hon, MEd, PhD)

Bachelor of Education (Hons)
Contact: Kedi Motsau
Tel: (27) 011 717 3162

Master of Education (MEd)
Contact: Nini Monyane
Tel: (27) 011 717 3221

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Contact: Nini Monyane
Tel: (27) 011 717 3221