Undergraduate Studies in Early Childhood Education in South Africa
Early childhood education is a program subject that can help prepare individuals for a rewarding profession teaching and working with young children in many different areas. Many courses provide instructional as well as hands-on experience so that students are well-prepared for their chosen field.
Bachelor's Program in Early Childhood Education in South Africa
The purpose of the qualification is to deliver professionally qualified beginner teachers for the foundation phase. This is done by providing student teachers with a well
The purpose of the qualification 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 content 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.
Outcomes of the programme
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 Sotho or IsiZulu (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.