School of Education

Scholarships

Obama Foundation Fellowship Programme in USA, 2018 Obama Foundation Application Deadline: October 6, 2017 Apply Now https://www.obama.org/fellowship/ Imperial College London Brilliant Minds MBA Scholarship in UK, 2018 Imperial College London, United Kingdom Application Deadline: January 26, 2018 Apply Now https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/programmes/full-time-mba/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/brilliant-minds-mba-scholarship/ Trudeau Foundation Scholarships for International Students in Canada, 2018 Trudeau Foundation Application Deadline: December 8, 2017 Apply Now http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/programs/doctoral-scholarships Oxford University - Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in UK, 2018 University of Oxford, United Kingdom Application Deadline: 8 or January 19, 2018 Apply Now http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/fees-funding-and-scholarship-search/weidenfeld-hoffmann-scholarships-and-leadership-programme/oxford-weidenfeld-and-hoffmann-scholarships-and-leadership-programme Canada - African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship for Sub-Saharan
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How to Apply

Univen has two different methods of applying, you can either use the traditional method or apply online Online Application Click here to Apply Online Traditional Paper Application (Click here to download hardcopy application form) To apply for admission at the University of Venda, simply print the form and post it back with the required documentation, and signatures to: The Registrar Student Admissions University of Venda Private Bag x5050 Thohoyandou 0950 Closing date: 29 September 2017 @ 12:00 For more information contact: Mr Seth Ugoda Chief Admissions Officer: Student Administration +27 15 962 8882/ +27
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Courses Offered

Download the full Univen Prospectus 2018 (PDF) Admission Enquiries For more information contact: Mr Seth Ugoda Chief Admissions Officer: Student Administration +2715 962 8882/ 8983/ 8977/8953 E-mail: seth.ugoda@univen.ac.za Mr Takalani Nyelisani Schools Liaison Officer, Communications and Marketing 015 962 8339 E-mail: takalani.nyelisani@univen.ac.za [lastupdated]
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National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards 2017 Call for applications

The Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) in collaboration with the Council on Higher Education (CHE) is pleased to call on universities to nominate candidates for the annual National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards for 2017. These awards are an opportunity to value the reflective, critical and contextually aware teaching that happens across our diverse sector. The importance and significance of these awards is heightened given recent events and the renewed imperative for transformation in higher
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About the School of Education

Vision

To produce education professionals and to generate and advance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes through excellence in teaching, research and community services that promote the quality of life for rural and regional development.

Mission

As a school in a comprehensive university responsive to the development needs of the Southern African region, the School of Education is committed to:

  • Educate highly qualified graduates and responsible teachers and school managers by offering advanced and relevant professional training.
  • Advance, create and disseminate knowledge through research and provide, as part of our community service, relevant expertise to assist societies in cultural, social and economic development.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of education at all levels through initial professional education of teachers and further development training of teachers in the employment of both public and independent schools.

We value:

  • Human dignity and respect diversity
  • Academic freedom and professionalism
  • Intellectual development of staff and students at all costs.
  • A democratic, collaborative and collegial working environment where individuals and groups of academic openly air their views.
  • Respect for staff and students as practitioners who are critical and reflective thinkers, and creative problem-solvers.

Mandate

The primary mandate of the school is to prepare and provide teachers of the highest quality for the school systems in the Southern African region.

Dean's Profile

Dr Peter Mulaudzi has 31 years of experience in teacher education, of which 7 years were spent at Makhado of College of Education and 18 years at the University of Venda.  He spent his first 6 years of professional teaching at public schools, that is, Mphephu High School, Tshilidzini Special School and Dimbanyika Secondary School.  He is currently the dean of the School of Education at the University of Venda.

Peter Mulaudzi is a recipient of a 1992 scholarship from Educational Opportunities Council [EOC], RSA in conjunction with the Institute of International Education [IIE], USA, to study for a Master of Education Degree in Psychology of Education at Bowie State University, Maryland, USA.

Peter served the University of Venda as Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education and Vice-Dean of the School of Education through 2008 -2011

During 2005-2008 he served the university as the Head of Department of Teacher Education. This was the time when the School of Education was merged with the School of Human and Social Sciences. He was responsible for the overall coordination of the department and ensured that all the programmes on offer were professionally organised and managed.  He played a key role in the preparations and facilitations of for the Master of Education, the Advanced Certificate in Education: Remedial Education and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Programmes reviews by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education.  Each of these programmes was accredited.

Throughout 2006-2008 he was the chairperson and convener for the School of Human and Social Sciences Higher Degrees Committee.  The committee reviewed and evaluated all Masters and Doctoral students research proposals and recommended amendments for improvement before they were submitted to the school board meetings.

He led a collaboration of Limpopo Department of Education and Universities of Venda and Limpopo on the Schools’ HIV Project.  The project was intended to train master trainers and teachers on Basic Counselling Skills. The University of Venda trained 25 master trainers and 1336 educators.

In 2006, July he was appointed by the Council on Higher Education’s (CHE) Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) to serve as sub-chair for the evaluation of the Advanced Certificate Programme, ACE: LSEN (Learners with Special Learning Needs) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for the purpose of accreditation.

Throughout the years 2005 to 2012 he coordinated the National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE) Programme at the University of Venda.  The NPDE was intended to train and develop under-qualified teachers and scaffold them from the level Relevant Education Qualification Value (REQV) of 11 and 12 and to REQV 13.

During his student years at Bowie State University, in Maryland, USA, he was selected as a student participant by a panel of professors to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Guidance and Counselling Programme, for the growth and development of the Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counselling. A certificate of appreciation for positive contribution was awarded.

Peter Mulaudzi has successfully supervised six Master of Education and one Doctor of Education Research dissertations.  He still continues to serve the school in the capacity of student research supervisor.

He is an emerging researcher.  His publications in peer referred journals are on the rise.  His satiation for presentation of research work at local, national and international conferences is on course.

He led a team of lecturers in the preparation and writing of the Master of Education:  Educational Management (MEDEM) portfolio in preparation for the audit by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), the quality committee of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).  Through his contribution to MEDEM Programme was fully accredited.

Dr Mulaudzi obtained Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd) degree in 1988 and Bachelor of Education Honours (BEd Hons) degree in 1990, both from the University of Venda. He completed his Master of Education (MEd) degree in Psychology of Education at Bowie State University, Maryland, USA in 1984 and Doctor of Education (DEd) degree in Psychology of Education from the University of South Africa in 1999.  Prior to university education he obtained a Junior Secondary Teacher Certificate (JSTC) at the former Venda College of Education in 1981.

Programmes

The following is a list of academic programmes offered by the School of Education

Department of Curriculum Studies and Education Management

Code Name
ACEEM Advanced Certificate in Education: Educational Management
CESML Advanced Certificate in Education: School Management and Leadership
iBEDEM Bachelor of Education Honors in Educational Management
iBEDCT (Hons) Bachelor of Education in College Teaching
BEDCS Bachelor of Education Honours: Curriculum Studies
MEDEM Master of Education in Educational Management
MEDCS Master of Education in Curriculum Studies
DEd Doctor of Education
PhD (CS) Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies
DEDTE Doctor of Education in Teacher Education

Department of Early Childhood Education

Code Name
CECE Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education
DCRE Advanced Certificate in Remedial Education
BEDTEF Bachelor of Education Foundation Phase
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education
BEDECE (Hons) Bachelor of Education Honours Early Childhood Education

Department of Maths Science and Technology Education

Code Name
STED Science Teacher Education Diploma
BSCEd Bachelor of Science in Education
MED (ScED) Master of Science in Science Education
MEDSED Master of Education In Science Education
MSCEDU Master of Science In Science Education
PHDSED Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education

Department of Professional Studies

Code Name
Dip Sc Lib Diploma in School Library and Information Science
BEDFET Bachelor of Education Further Education and Training
BEDGC Bachelor of Education Honors Guidance and Counseling
iMEd Master of education
MEdTE Master of education Teacher Education
Career opportunities

Teacher/Educator, School Principal or Inspector, Curriculum Specialist,
Education Evaluator, Examiner, Education Director, Education and Guidance Counsellor, School
Entrepreneur, Owner of private school, crèche or pre-school, International Educational Consultant,
Educator, Lecturer.

Staff
[Where to find us 
The School of Education is currently operating from the top floor in the Old Administration Building, which houses the Dean’s office, the School Administration offices, and the Departments of: Curriculum Studies and Educational Management, Professional Studies and Early-Childhood Education. The Department of Mathematics and Science Education is housed in the New Education Building.[/vc_column_text][persons name=”Dr Peter Mulaudzi” job=”Dean”]Tel: +27 15 962 8502
Fax: +27 15 962 8050
E-mail: deaneducation@univen.ac.za[/persons][persons name=”Ms. Balanganani Mudau” job=”Dean’s Secretary”]Tel: +2715 962 8318
Fax: +2715 962 8050
Email: balanganani.mudau@univen.ac.za
Email: schoolofeducation@univen.ac.za[/persons][persons name=”GM Tshimange” job=”Acting: School Administrator”]Tel: +2715 962 8142
Tel: +2715 962 8050
Email: gumani.tshimange@univen.ac.za

 

OFFICERS OF THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Dean MP Mulaudzi, JSTC (VECO), BAED, BEd (Hons) (Univen), MEd (Bowie State Univ. USA), DEd (Unisa)
Vice-Dean T Runhare, Cert. in Personnel & Training Management (IPM Zimbabwe);
C.E, B.ED, M.ED, (UZ); PhD (Pretoria
Dean’s Secretary B Mudau, Nat. Dip. Pub. Mgt (UNISA)
School Administrator Tshimange GM Nat. Dip. Pub. Mgt (UNISA)
Senior Clerk NL Mushi, Nat. Dip. Pub. Mgt (UNISA)
Clerk TJ Phadziri, Cert. Local Gov & Admin (Unisa), Dip in Pub. Mgt (SBS)

ACADEMIC STAFF AND DEPARTMENTS:

Heads of Departments are indicated by means of an asterisk

CURRICULUM STUDIES
Lecturers *SK Muthambi (Coordinator), BA (Unin), BA (Hons) (Univen), BEd (Hons) (ABET)
(Unisa), MEd (Univen), UED (Unin) Cert Tesc (Pitts)
LR Manwadu, BA (Unin), BEd (Hons) MEd, PhD (Univen), UED
Vacant
Vacant

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Associate Professor *NP Mudzielwana, BA, BEd (Univen), MEd (Australian Catholic),
PhD (Pretoria), FD in SR (RAU), Cert in ABET, HD in ABET (Unisa), UED,
PGDip in HE (T&L) (Rhodes) Certificate in Women Leadership (Wits)
Senior Lecturer Vacant
Lecturers H Cassim, BA, MEd (USA-Northern Illinois), HED (Durban-Westville), Cert
in ABET, Cert in Maths Edu (Unisa)
NO Mulaudzi, BA, MEd (Unisa), Dip in RE (Rau) HED
SA Mulovhedzi, Dip in PM (Techniven), BA, HDE, BEd, Cert in AS (Unisa), Dip
ECE, MEd (Univen)
RM Makhwathana, BA (Hons), MA, UED, ACE-SML (Univen), M.Tech (TUT)
M Sikhwari, JPTD (Tshisimani), ACE-Tech (UNISA), FDE-Mangt (UJ), BA, BEd (UNISA), BA Hons (Limpopo), MA, PhD (Stellebosch)

Pre-School Educators E. Thovhakale, Cert. in ECD (UJ), Cert. in Educare (ELRU, CT), Cert. in Pre-
Sc Spe, NPDE (Unisa)
R. Mokwena, Cert. in ECD (UJ), Cert. in Educare (ELRU, CT), Cert in EC, NPDE, ACE (Life Orient.), BEd Unisa,

EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Senior Lecturer *NF Litshani, BA, BEd (Unisa), M.Ed, DEd (Rau) HED (Vista), AMDP (UP), Cert. in Theo, Dip. In Theo & B.Theo (Faith Bible College), PG. Dip HE (Rhodes).
Associate Professor TS Mashau, STD (VECO), BEd (Hons), MEd (Potch), DEd (Univen), FDE, Cert in HR (Rau), Cert in CNB (BEIT BERL–ISRAEL), Cert in DM (UNISA)
Lecturers DA Sinthumule, BA(Ed), BA (Hons), BEd (Hons), ACE-SML (Univen), M.Tech (Ed) (TUT)
AT Nesengani, ScTD, BAED, MEDEM (Univen), BEd (Hons) (Unisa), BA (Hons)
HRD (RAU)
Vacant
Vacant
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Associate Professor *T Runhare, Cert. in Personnel & Training Management (IPM Zimbabwe);
C.E, B.ED, M.ED, (UZ); PhD (Pretoria).
Lecturers: EN Thenga BA(Ed), BEDGC, MEd (Univen)
Teaching Assistant: B Dube, BA (UZ), PGDE (UZ), MEd (ZOU)
Dean’s Substitute: Vacant,
Vacant
Vacant

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Senior lecturers *M Mpeta, BSc, PGCE (Lesotho), MSc (ETSD) (Twente, Netherlands) PhD
(Pretoria)
SJM Kaheru, Dip Ed, BSc (Makerere), Dip in Sc Ed, MA (Sc Ed) (Kings College London), PhD (Unisa)
Lecturers LP Ramabulana, BSC, BSCHZO, MScEDU, DIPNRM, UED (Univen), Cert. ICT in Educ. For Policy Implementers (WITS)
TE Tshiovhe, STD (Makhado), FDE, BEd (Hons) (RAU), MEd (Univen)
Vacant

Last updated: August 28, 2017 at 11:19 am
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