Mpumalanga University Of Teaching Info
Mpumalanga University Of Teaching
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN FOUNDATION PHASE TEACHING
BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching)
A FOUR-YEAR FULL-TIME PROGRAMME WITH WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING OFFERED AT THE SIYABUSWA CAMPUS.
The purpose of the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching is to deliver professionally qualified beginner teachers for the foundation phase. This is done by providing student teachers with a well-rounded education that equips them with the required subject knowledge base, teaching competence, a sound and nuanced understanding of the integrated nature of theory and practice in education and the context of the teaching profession in South Africa. The programme focuses specifically on child development, literacy, numeracy (mathematics) and the knowledge that underpins life skills.
Students who complete this programme will be able to teach the foundation phase curriculum (numeracy, literacy and life-skills) proficiently, use advanced literacy skills for teaching, support and nurture learning and development in diverse educational contexts, identify and address barriers to learning in the early years of schooling, teach literacy in English and isiNdebele or siSwati (as first language and additional language), formulate a personal teaching philosophy and critically reflect on their teaching philosophy and how it relates to teaching conduct.
NSC: APS; 26 with Mathematics or 27 with Mathematical Literacy
Teachers, who are in a possession of a recognised certificate in education or another relevant field, may also present their qualifications for entry into a BEd with the possibility of transfer of credits, for cognate previous studies. Assessment of prior learning could also lead to entry or an advanced credit standing.
The following minimum subjects and level requirements apply for the NSC: