- The following persons will be considered for admisssion : a candidate who is in posession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 cerificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution ; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
- Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
- Prospective students with an APS of 26-29 must write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Final admission is determined by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty and is based on the results of the NBT.
- As soon as candidates are admitted to the BEd degree they will be informed that they must register at the University in January of the following year. It is in the interest of prospective students to apply as soon as possible particularly in respect of financial support and/or residence placement.
|Minimum requirements for 2017 |
|Achievement level ||APS |
|Afrikaans or English |
|NSC/IEB ||HIGCSE ||AS-Level ||A-Level |
based on the NBT)
Other programme-specific information
Zulu for beginners: ZUL 110, 120 and ZUL 210, 220
For speakers of IsiZulu as a home language or 1st or 2nd additional language: ZUL 111, AFT 121 and ZUL 211, AFT 220
Sepedi for beginners: SEP 110, 120 and SEP 210, 220
For speakers of Sepedi as home language or 1st or 2nd additional language: SEP 111, AFT 121 and SEP 211, AFT 220
IsiNdebele (Only availalbe for speakers of isiNdbele as a home language or first or second additional language)
Elective modules: One elective must be chosen at first-year level that should also be taken at second-year level. The elective at first-year level will only be chosen in the second academic year and then continued with in the third academic year. Modules are chosen according to the class timetable. NO TIMETABLE CLASHES ARE ALLOWED.
The teacher education programmes of the Faculty of Education have been approved and accredited by the Department of Education. Due to the fact that the Faculty places high emphasis on the development of skills and competences, class attendance is compulsory for all student teachers for the full duration of the training period specified by SAQA (South African Qualification Authority).
The PGCE consists of a university-based learning (UBL) component and a school-based learning (SBL) component. The UBL component is presented in the format of learning shops during which students construct a practice theory of and for education. For the purpose of the SBL component, students are placed in two partnership schools with different compositions for 6 weeks each (a total of 12 weeks), during which they engage in education practice while they are supported and assessed by qualified mentor teachers and university mentor lecturers.
Examinations and pass requirements
- A third-year student who has failed a maximum of four semester modules or the equivalent thereof, with a final mark of at least 40% in each, may be admitted by the Dean to a special examination in those modules during January of the following year, provided that this will enable the student to comply with all requirements for promotion to the fourth year of study.
- A final-year BEd student requiring a maximum of 4 semester modules or the equivalent thereof to complete his or her degree, with a final mark of 40% in each, may be admitted to a special examination, during January of the following year. If the special examination is conducted before 1 February, a student is not required to register again and the examination is treated as a supplementary examination. If the special examination is conducted on or after 1 February, the student must register again for the module(s) in question and the lecturer may require that a semester mark be obtained in an appropriate manner. In such a case, the result of the examination will not be taken into consideration with a view to the graduation ceremonies in March/April.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction when a student obtains an average of 75% in all the modules of Education 3, an average of 75% in all the modules of the 4th year elective (JVK 400 or JLD 400), an average of 75% in all the modules of one elective subject at second-year level and 75% in Teaching practice (PRO 400).