Welcome to the Faculty of Education In the undergraduate programme, one of the innovations is to dramatically increase the amount of time spent by pre-service teachers on the school-site under the mentorship of highly competent mentor teachers who are trained and supported by the University. This model of learning to teach through on-site observation and practice (rather than through extended periods of theoretical training) has given our students a definite advantage in the market with the result that all of them find placement in schools well ahead of completion of their studies.
In the postgraduate programme, the Faculty has sharply increased selectivity into our master's and PhD programmes to ensure that the quality of research and the culture of research is built around a group of highly motivated and highly intelligent students who would make a major national and international contributions in their fields of professional endeavour.
Regulations and rules
The regulations and rules for the degrees published here are subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information.
The General Academic Regulations (G Regulations) and General Student Rules apply to all faculties and registered students of the University, as well as all prospective students who have accepted an offer of a place at the University of Pretoria. On registering for a programme, the student bears the responsibility of ensuring that they familiarise themselves with the General Academic Regulations applicable to their registration, as well as the relevant faculty-specific and programme-specific regulations and information as stipulated in the relevant yearbook. Ignorance concerning these regulations will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression, or basis for an exception to any of the aforementioned regulations.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.
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