Postgraduate programmes

For a number of years, the University of Pretoria has been offering a variety of distance education programmes. Currently, the Unit for Distance Education in the Faculty of Education specialises in the BEdHons in Computer Integrated Education, the BEdHons in Learning Support, the BEdHons in Education Management, Law and Policy, and the undergraduate Advanced Diploma in School Leadership and Management (SLM) and Advanced Diploma in Visual Impairment Studies. To apply for admission please use the following link: https://www.up.ac.za/online-application

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1 The BEdHons degree

The BEdHons degree in is a postgraduate qualification. After obtaining this qualification, students may apply for enrolment in a master’s degree in education.

Academic requirements

Candidates can be admitted if they hold one of the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree and a teacher’s diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Education (e.g. BA + PGCE)
  • A four-year composite degree in Education (e.g. BEd, BAEd)

A holder of another M+4 teacher’s diploma, such as a former HED, must first complete a new Advanced Diploma at Level 7 in a cognate field before they can be considered for entry to the BEdHons.

Additional requirements

Prospective students must complete information and communication technology (ICT)) training, offered by UP, either online or by contact, for the BEdHons degrees. This training includes familiarising students with the Blackboard online learning platform used by the University (clickUP). Prospective students must have access to a computer as well as to the internet and must sign a declaration stating this.

Study programme

The study programme is designed to enable students to complete two modules in a programme cycle. The modules are combined into four blocks of two modules each.

1.1 BEdHons (Computer Integrated Education)

Block 1

NMQ 734

EDS 733

Educational Research Methodology*
 
Philosophy and Social Imperatives of Education
Block 2

CDD 733

API 733

Curriculum Development

Assessment Approaches and Instruments
Block 3

NMQ 735

CTM 733

Research Proposal*

Instructional Tools and e-Learning

Block 4

CIE 781

CIT 733

Research Report*

Computers as Cognitive Tools

 

*Note: Students are obliged to successfully pass NMQ 734 and NMQ 735 before being able to enrol for CIE 781

 

1.2 BEdHons (Learning support) - Focus on Early Childhood Education

Block 1

NMQ 734

EDS 733

Educational Research Methodology*

Philosophy and Social Imperatives of Education

Block 2

CDD 733

ILN 733

Curriculum Development

Identification of Learners' Needs

Block 3

NMQ 735

LSG 733

Research Proposal*

Learning Support

Block 4

LSG 781

JGS 733

Research Report*

Early Intervention in Numeracy and Literacy

 

*Note Students are obliged to successfully pass NMQ 734 and NMQ 735 before being able to enrol for LSG 781. In line with new national requirements for an honours degree, all students must successfully complete a research proposal and a research report in order to qualify for the degree.

 

1.3 BEdHons (Education Management, Law and Policy)

Block 1

NMQ 734

EDS 733

Educational Research Methodology*

Philosophy and Social Imperatives of Education

Block 2

CDD 733

LVO 733

Curriculum Development
 
Management and Leadership in Education Law and Policy
Block 3 NMQ 735
 
ELP 733
Research Proposal*
 
Education Law and Policy
Block 4 WEM 782
 
EDM 733
Research Report*
 
Education Management

 

*Note: Students are obliged to successfully pass NMQ 734 and NMQ 735 before being able to enrol for WEM 782. In line with new national requirements for an honours degree, all students must successfully complete a research proposal and a research report in order to qualify for the degree.

 

Duration of programmes

The minimum study period is two years (with four examination opportunities) and the maximum study period is five years (with ten examination opportunities).

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