The purpose of the Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase (SP) and Further Education and Training (FET) teaching is to deliver professionally qualified beginner teachers for the Senior and FET phase of schooling. This is done by providing student teachers with a well-rounded education that equips them with specialised teaching competence in at least three specialisations: (one SP subject and two FET subjects or one SP subject, one FET subject and one support role), and a nuanced understanding of the integrated nature of theory and practice in education and the context of the teaching profession in South Africa.

Outcomes of the programme

  1. Teach three specializations (one SP subject and two FET subjects or one SP subject, one FET subject and one support role) linked to the following subject domains and learning support specializations.
    • Subject Domains
      • Humanities
      • Science and Technology
      • Languages
      • Business and Management
    • Learning Support Specialisations
      • School Guidance and Support
      • Physical Education
      • School ICT Support Specialist
      • School Library and Information Centre Support
  2. Support and nurture learning and development in diverse educational contexts.
  3. Identify and address barriers to learning in the classroom.
  4. Formulate a personal teaching philosophy and critically reflect on their teaching philosophy and how it relates to teaching conduct

Admission requirements

A valid National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission for degree purposes.

  • Minimum APS 26 Excluding Life Orientation
    English as a home language 5 (60%+) or
    English as a first or second additional language 6 (70%+)

Admission requirements: National Certificate (Vocational) (NVC)

Subject to institutional admission requirements, the minimum admission requirement to Bachelor’s degree programme is a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 issued by Council for General and Further Education and Training. The minimum legislative requirements for admission to a Bachelors’ degree include the achievement of:

  • Three (3) fundamental subjects between 60-69% - including English as language of learning and teaching
  • Three vocational subjects from the designated list between 70-79%.

Additional requirements

Applicants must meet the criteria set by other faculties with regard to the chosen academic majors. All additional criteria for specific methodologies have to be met as well.

International students

Please note that a separate process is followed for international students. In addition to the above-mentioned, a study permit and medical insurance certificate must be produced. Contact the International Office at 011 559 3129

What financial support is available?

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme for Teachers enables students of high academic potential and commitment to undertake initial teacher education and upon qualification to enter the service of provincial departments of education. The bursaries are designed to help meet the national need for high caliber teachers in priority areas.
For more information please visit

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) may be contacted at
011 559 3642/3906 on the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (APK) and
011 559 5507/5509 on the Soweto Campus (SWC).

How can I apply?

Please apply online at

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Faculty contact details

Auckland Park Kingsway Campus 011 559 3251
Soweto Campus 011 559 5562

The Faculty reserves the right to change information in this brochure. Please consult the Faculty’s website for latest developments

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Feb 2020
5,000 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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