Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching

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If you have a love of learning and of children, this degree was created just for you. Welcome to teaching – one of the most satisfying careers available!

Programme Purpose

  • To give our students all of the knowledge and skills they will need to be able to teach Grade R to Grade Three in South Africa.
  • To qualify our students as per FEDSAS requirements (Federation of Governing Bodies of South Africa)
  • To equip students with a thorough grounding of theories of teaching and learning

  • To develop our students’ research skills

Qualification Outcomes

Once you leave our hallowed halls, make us proud and show us that you have picked up the following knowledge, skills and attitudes:

  • The wherewithal to apply your knowledge in a real classroom
  • Know how to apply appropriate teaching methods for specialized subjects in the Foundation Phase, including specific learning in Grade R in language, mathematics and life skills
  • Understand the concept of curriculum design
  • Be able to design and implement an assessment process
  • The ability to do research
  • Manage a classroom effectively and create an environment which will encourage the children to learn.
  • Have a strong sense of values and classroom ethics

Degree Details

4 YEARS NQF Level 7

Career opportunities

These are some of the jobs you will be able to do with the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching degree:

  • Government School / Independent School Teacher
  • Home Schooling Teacher
  • Self-employment, e.g. Educational Consultant / Contractor

FURTHER STUDIES

We hope you enjoy your teaching so much that you will want to continue with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours): NQF Level: 8
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education: NQF Level 8
  • Advanced Diploma in Education: NQF Level 7

Alumni

Those who graduate with a BEd in Foundation Phase Teaching have an edge on many graduates from other institutions because of the high standard of our degree.

DEGREE CURRICULUM

YEAR 1 | SEMESTER 1

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
AFR 102
Afrikaans I
8
CPT 118
End User Computing l
8
EDC 101
Pedagogy I: Classroom Management
12
EDR 101
Reception Year Emergent Learning
12
ENG 144
Academic Writing for Education
8
MTE 101
Mathematics I
12
REB 117
Values, Char & Pers Enrich I
8

YEAR 1 | SEMESTER 2

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
EDC 102
Pedagogy II: Curriculum
12
EDP 102
Education I
8
EDT 102
Practice Teaching I
8
ENG 145
English I: Lang & Grammar
8
HLD 126
Principles of Health
8
MTE 102
Mathematics II
8
PSY 102
Life Skills I
8

YEAR 2 | SEMESTER 1

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
AFR 201
Afrikaans II
12
EDC 201
Pedagogy III
8
EDS 201
Natural Science & Technology
12
EDT 201
Practice Teaching IIA
12
ENE 244
English II:Method Grade R
8
MTE 201
Maths III(Method of Maths Grd R)
12
REB 217
Values, Char & Pers Enrich II
8

YEAR 2 | SEMESTER 2

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
EDA 202
Art
8
EDH 202
Education II(History of Ed)
12
EDT 202
Practice Teaching IIB
12
EHD 202
Hand Writing
8
LAN 201
Xhosa:Conversational Lang
8
MTE 202
Mathematics IV
8
PSY 202
Life Skills II
8

YEAR 3 | SEMESTER 1

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
AFR 301
Afrikaans III
12
EDC 301
Pedagogy IV
12
EDT 301
Practice Teaching IIIA
16
ENE 346
English 1st Add Language I
8
ENE 347
English IV
12
MTE 301
Mathematics V
12

YEAR 3 | SEMESTER 2

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
EDE 301
Education IV
12
EDM 302
Music, Movement & Drama
12
EDS 301
Education III
8
EDT 302
Practice Teaching IIIB
16
ENG 345
English III: Literature
8
PSY 302
Life Skills III
8
REB 317
Values, Char & Pers Enrich III
8

YEAR 4 | SEMESTER 1

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
BHS 445
Resarch Meth & Design
12
EDC 401
Pedagogy V
12
EDT 401
Practice Teaching IVA
20
ENE 445
English 1st Add Language II
12
PSY 401
Educational Psychology I
8

YEAR 4 | SEMESTER 2

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
BHS 446
Research Project
8
EDD 402
Education V
8
EDT 402
Practice Teaching IVB
20
EEG 403
Professional Ethics & Governance
8
PSY 402
Educational Pshychology II
12

FOUNDATION CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
CPT 033
Fundamental Computing I
8
ENG 020
Basic English - Lang & Voc
20
MTH 052
Foundation Mathematics I
16
REB 017
Values, Char & Pers Enrich
4

SEMESTER 2

CODE
TITLE
CREDITS
INFO
CPT 034
Fundamental Computing II
8
EDP 089
Fundamentals Found Phase Ed
12
EDU 070
Study Skills
12
ENG 082
Academic Language Skills
20
ENG 084
Academic Reading Skills
8

Faculty of Social Sciences & Education

Prof. Olivia Bomester
Dean

Carol Sutcliffe
Professor

Linda Griff-Griffiths
Lecturer

Debbie Naicker
Lecturer

Conrad Zygmont
Professor

Sherelle Naidu
Lecturer

Mieke Scarrott
Lecturer

Xan-Lee Fraser
Lecturer

Celeste Prinsloo
Junior Lecturer

Contract Lecturers

Jilian Appollis
Contract Lecturer

Kimberly Hendricks
Contract Lecturer

Amy Sickle
Contract Lecturer

Colin Lawrence
Junior Lecturer

Chrisna Richard
Contract Lecturer

Philasande Mrwebo
Contract Lecturer

Rina Sharp
Contract Lecturer

Tomaso Fiscaletti
Contract Lecturer

Dr. Frans Everson
Contract Lecturer

Heather Combrinck
Contract Lecturer

Melissa Fowler
Contract Lecturer

Rozario Oliver
Contract Lecturer

Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase Teaching)