Education Sciences

Education Sciences

  Teacher Education in Potchefstroom has had a proud history since 1919, and the Faculty of Education Sciences is now the largest provider of contact and open distance learning in South Africa. The fact that so many teachers choose to upgrade their professional qualifications with us, and that so many prospective students apply for entry to the BEd and our other programmes says something. We think it says something about…

  1. the quality of the work done in our programmes (grounded, professional, critical and academic);
  2. the attention paid to students by our staff (dedicated, caring, professional academics and administrators);
  3. the quality of student life and development offered by the Potchefstroom Campus itself (social, sport, integrated development and community outreach);
  4. the great reputation enjoyed by our students and graduate teachers who are commended to us by schools throughout the country.

The Faculty has done long standing research in human rights education in diversity, literacy theory practise, self-directed learning, and working environments.

Education Sciences Schools

School of Natural Sciences and Technology for Education
School of Human and Social Sciences for Education
School of Education Studies

Education Sciences Qualifications

Contact programes

Programme Programme leader Duration

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

School of Human and Social Sciences for Education

Foundation phase:

Dr. HM van Niekerk

Intermediate and Senior phase:

Ms. CM Wentink

Senior and FET phase:

Mnr. HN Jacobs

4 years

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

School of Natural Sciences and Technology for Education

Mr. A Combrinck

1 year

Bachelor of Education Honours (BEdHons), NQF Level 8

School of Education Studies

Dr. AJ Botha

1 year

Master of Education (MEd)

RFA: Research Focus area

Prof. P du Preez

2 years

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

RFA: Research Focus area

Prof. P du Preez

3 years

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Enquiries:

BEd

+27 (0)18 299 4714
mary.fritz@nwu.ac.za

PGCE

+27 (0)18 299 1856
beula.debeer@nwu.ac.za

Education Sciences

Open distance learning (ODL)-programmes

Enquiries:

UODL-Call centre: 018 285 5900

Programme Programme leader Duration

Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE)

School of Natural Sciences and Technology for Education

Miss. M Neethling

Minimum 1 year, maximum 3 years

National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE)

School of Human and Social Sciences for Education

Miss. HC Sieberhagen

Minimum 3 years, maximum 4 years

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

School of Natural Sciences and Technology for Education

Dr. N van der Merwe

(Coordinator)

Minimum 1 year, maximum 3 years

Bachelor of Education upgrade (BEd upgrade)

School of Human and Social Sciences for Education

Programme is phasing out

Minimum 2 years, maximum 3 years

Bachelor of Education Honours (BEdHons), NQF Level 7

School of Education Studies

Dr. CP van der Vyver

(Coordinator)

Minimum 2 year, maximum 3 years

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

School of Education Studies

Dr. M van Niekerk

Minimum 2 years, maximum 3 years

Grade R Diploma

School of Human and Social Sciences for Education

Miss SCM Greyling

Minimum 3 years,

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Education Sciences

Prospective Students

Apply

As only a limited number of places are available in certain programmes, prospective students are advised to apply as soon as possible. Applications already open in March of the preceding year of study. Applications for selection courses and residence admission close on 30 June.

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Bursaries

Can I get a bursary? Of course you can – if you produce good matric marks! With the right marks you probably already qualify for a rebate on your class fees.The NWU offers some of the best bursaries in the country.

Setswana bursaries for the teaching profession

The Faculty of Education Sciences (Potchefstroom Campus) is offering bursaries to learners in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District who are currently in Grade 12 and intend taking Setswana as their major subject for their Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree. These learners must obtain good marks for Grade 12 Setswana and demonstrate an interest in developing Setswana in the educational sector, as well as in teaching Setswana in the Senior and Further Education and Training phases. The bursaries will be offered for 2015.
Closing date: 30 June 2014
Requirements: Grade 12 learners registered for a full-time BEd degree
Applications will be dealt with in accordance with the North-West University’s procedures for bursary applications.

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For any enquiries, the following persons can be contacted:
Dr Herman van Vuuren (018 299 4763)
Ms Dolly Dlavane (018 299 1817)

Education Sciences contact

Postal Address:The Dean
Private Bag X6001
Potchefstroom Campus
North-West University
Potchefstroom
2520
Physical Address:The Dean
Building C4
Potchefstroom Campus
North-West University
Potchefstroom
2531
Internal Post: 539

Potchefstroomkampus

General enquiries: Tel: +27 (0)18 299 1766

Fax: +27 (0)18 299 1755
edu-enquirypotch@nwu.ac.za
Prospective Students: BEd

Ms Mary de Beer (neé Fritz)

+27 (0)18 299 4714
12367230@nwu.ac.za

Admission Requirement:

BEd

Ms Mary de Beer (neé Fritz)

+27 (0)18 299 4714
12367230@nwu.ac.za

PGCE

Ms Beula be Beer

+27 (0)18 299 1856
beula.debeer@nwu.ac.za

Open Distance Learning

+27 (0)18 285 5900
distancePotch@nwu.ac.za