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The Department of Early Childhood Education is an active, dynamic and integral part of the School of Education at UNIVEN, fulfilling a pivotal role in subject-oriented teaching and the initial professional education of teachers (IPET/pre-service). This department focuses on training educators who will teach young children in Pre-Schools or Grades R to 3. It also focuses on education for Learners with Special Needs Education, Inclusive Education, Life Orientation and Guidance and Counseling. A qualification for teaching in the Foundation phase is BEdTEF.

This department also provides opportunities for in-service teachers to improve their qualifications and/or to re-direct their area of specialisation. The 2-year (part-time) diploma (NPDE) provides under-qualified teachers the opportunity to obtain ‘qualified teacher status’ and the 2-year part-time advanced certificate (ACE) is available in the specialisations of Remedial Education and Life Orientation.
The Department also benefits from the Funza Lushaka Bursary which caters among other areas the Foundation Phase Educators. The department has many students who are lining up for graduation in the coming years.


The following is a list of academic programmes offered by the department.

  1. Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CECE)
  2. Advanced Certificate in Remedial Education (ADCRE)
  3. Bachelor of Education Foundation Phase (BEDTEF)
  4. Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  5. Bachelor of Education Honours Early Childhood Education ( BEDECE (Hons))

Advanced Certificates in Education (ACE)

Description:
This is an undergraduate qualification which aims at empowering serving teachers in selected fields, re-killing them to be more marketable in the changing world. The qualification will open up opportunities for advanced studies in education for teachers
Each ACE programme carries 120 credits

Duration
The programme is offered for the duration of one year full-time or two years part-time.

Admission requirements:

Any one of the following:

  1. Three year teaching diploma
  2. National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE).


Bachelor of Education: Foundation Phase (BEd TEF)

Description
This is a comprehensive four year undergraduate degree, which carries 480 credits. The programme prepares teachers who will teach in the Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3).

Duration
The BEDTEF is a four year degree programme on full time basis.

Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the degree:

  • The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education (Umalusi) with an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement, 50-59 %) or better in four subjects. In addition, applicants must have a minimum point score of 30. A grade 12 certificate with exemption is required if grade 12 has been achieved before 2008.
  • Students are admitted through conditional, age exemption of 23 years.
  • Students should have successfully completed Humanities, Management Sciences and Law Foundation. This a bridging programme for students who failed to obtain matric/grade 12 exemption.


Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Description
The (PGCE) is a post graduate certificate in education. The programme prepares students who have completed bachelor’s degrees. Students are restricted to a choice of two methodologies on the teaching subjects that they studied in the bachelor’s degree. These are subjects taught at senior phase and Further Education and Training (FET) band. Students with ENG 2561 and ENG 2661 are exempted from ECT 4621.
Students with SOE 2521, PHE 2521, ECT2621, HDC 2621 are exempted from EPE 4521, ESE 4521, EPS 4621 and EHE 4621
The qualification carries 120 credits.

Duration of the Programme
The PGCE Programme is offered for a minimum of one year full-time and two years part-time.

Admission Requirements
Students should be in possession of a recognized university degree. Students must have completed at least 24 credit points in one teaching subject and 36 credit points in another teaching subject at undergraduate level’


Bachelor of Education (B.ED) Honours

Description
The B.ED (Hons) is the first postgraduate degree in the field of education.
Each qualification carries 120 credits.

Admission requirements

  • Students must be in possession of a recognized University degree and a teacher qualification
  • A four year integrated teaching qualification
  • An advanced certificate in education.

Duration of the programme
Each degree is offered for the duration of a minimum of two years full-time.

Assessment
Assessment will be according to the university rules.

Modules Offered


Advanced Certificates in Education (ACE)

Year Semester Module Code Module Name
1st year Semester 1 ECD 4521
BER 4521
ELD 4521
Child Development
Basic Educational Research
Learners with Learning Difficulties
Semester 2 ECD 4621
BER 4621
ELD 4621
Child Development
Basic Educational Research
Learners with Learning Difficulties
2nd year Semester 1 EPC 4521
EAV 4521
Parental Consultation
Assessment and Evaluation
Semester 2 HIV 4621
ETL 4621
HIV and AIDS Education
Teaching and Learning Techniques


Bachelor of Education: Foundation Phase (BEd TEF)

Year Semester Module Code Module Name
1st year Semester 1 IEH 1521
EHD 1521
ECS 1541
EDH 1521
ELF 1521

History of Education
Psychology of Education
English Communication Skills
The Reception Year
Life Skills Learning Programme
Semester 2 SFE 1621
EPH 1621
ELL 1621
EML 1621
ECS 1642

Sociology of Education
Philosophy of Education
Literacy Learning Programme
Numeracy Learning Programme
English Communication Skills
2nd year Semester 1 SOE 2521
PHE 2521
ELF 2521
ENM 2521
ETL 2521
Sociology of Education
Philosophy of Education
Life Skills Learning Programme
Numeracy Learning Programme
Preparation for Teaching Practice- Observation
Semester 2 ECT 2621
HDC 2621
ELL 2621
EDA 2621
ETL 2621
Psychology of Education
History of Education
Literacy learning Programme
Administration and Management
Preparation for Teaching Practice- Observation
3rd Year Semester 1 EHC 3521
ESP 3521
ELF 3521
ENB 3521
ELB 3521
ETL 3521
Philosophy of Education
Sociology of Education
Life Skills Learning Programme
Numeracy Learning Programme
Children with Learning Barriers
Preparation for Teaching Practice- Observation
Semester 2 ETE 3621
EMT 3621
ELL 3621
ELD 3621
ETL 3621
PSC 3621
Psychology of Education
Philosophy of Education
Literacy Learning Programme
Children with Learning Barriers
Preparation for Teaching Practice-Observation
Computer Literacy
4th Year Semester 1 HIV 4521
ETL 4521
EAT 4521
EDL 4521
PSG 4521
ETP 4521
HIV/ AIDS Education
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Art for Young Children
Curriculum Development
School Management
Teaching Practice
Semester 2 HIV 4621
PSG 4621
EDL 4621
EMU 4621
ETP 4621
HIV /AIDS Education
School Management
Curriculum Development
Music for Young Children
Teaching Practice


Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Year Code Module Name
Semester 1
Core Modules
EPE 4521
ESE 4521
ETL 4521
PSG 4521
PSC 4521
ECT 4521
HIV 4521
Philosophy of Education
Sociology of Education
Teaching and Learning Strategies and Media
School Management
Computer Literacy
English Competence for Teachers
HIV/AIDS Education for Teache
Semester 1
Choose two methodologies from the list provided
XIM 4541
NSM 4541
TVM 4541
ECM 4541
ACM 4541
BEM 4541
ASM 4541
MLS 4541
HSM 4541
GEM 4541
ENM 4541
MLO 4541
MPS 4541
MCS 4541
MAM 4541
MUM 4541
Methodology of Home Language: Xitsonga
Methodology of Home Language: Northern Sotho
Methodology of Home Language: Tshivenda
Methodology of Management Sciences: Economics
Methodology of Management Sciences: Accounting
Methodology of Management Sciences: Business Economics
Methodology of Life Sciences: Agriculture
Methodology of Life Sciences: Biology
Methodology of Social Sciences: History
Methodology of Social Sciences: Geography
Methodology of First Additional Language: English
Methodology of Life Orientation
Methodology of Natural Sciences: Physics
Methodology of Natural Sciences: Chemistry
Methodology of Mathematics
Methodology of Arts and Culture: Music
Semester 2
Core Modules
ETL4621
ETP4621
EPS4621
EHE4621
HIV4621
CTP4621
Teaching and Learning Strategies and Media
Educational Teaching Practice
Psychology of Education
History of Education
HIV/AIDS Education for Teachers
Curriculum Theory and Practice
Semester 2
Choose two methodologies from the list provided
XIM 4641
NSM 4641
TVM 4641
ECM 4641
ACM 4641
BEM 4641
ASM 464
MLS 4641
HSM 4641
GEM 4641
ENM 4641
MLO 4641
MPS 4641
MCS 4641
MAM 4641
MUM 464
Methodology of Home Language: Xitsonga
Methodology of Home Language: Northern Sotho
Methodology of Home Language: Tshivenda
Methodology of Management Sciences: Economics
Methodology of Management Sciences: Accounting
Methodology of Management Sciences: Business Economics
Methodology of Life Sciences: Agriculture
Methodology of Life Sciences: Biology
Methodology of Social Sciences: History
Methodology of Social Sciences: Geography
Methodology of First Additional Language: English
Methodology of Life Orientation
Methodology of Natural Sciences: Physics
Methodology of Natural Sciences: Chemistry
Methodology of Mathematics
Methodology of Arts and Culture: Music
Semester 2
Choose one optional Module
SPE4621
MCE4621
DME4621
RED4621
SCL4621
Sports Education
Music Education
Drama in Education
Religious Education
School Librarianship

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION HONOURS: EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION (BEDECE)

Year Semester Module Code Module Name
1st Semester 1 EDR 5521
EDT 5521
EDD 5521
Educational Research
Teaching and Learning and Assessment Strategie
Education and Development
Semester 2 EDR 5621
HIV 5621
ECC 5621
Educational Research
HIV & AIDS Education for Teachers
Curriculum Development and Design
2nd Semester 1 EEL 5521
ELS 5521
EAM 5521
Literacy Development in Education
Life Skills Learning Programme
Administration and Management in Early Childhood Education
Year Module REP 5000
Research Project

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The following is a list of staff members in the Department of Early Childhood Education

Designation Name Contacts

Dr MP Mulaudzi

Tel: +27 15 962 8244
Email: peter.mulaudzi@univen.ac.za

Mr C Denhere

Tel: +27 15 962 8234
Email: Christmas.Denhere@univen.ac.za

Mrs NP Mudzielwana

Tel: +27 15 962 8385
Email: Ndileleni.Mudzielwana@univen.ac.za

Mr Tawanda Runhare

Tel: +27 15 962 8412
Email: Tawanda.Runhare@univen.ac.za

Mrs NO Mulaudzi

Tel: +27 15 962 8526
Email: Olga.Mulaudzi@univen.ac.za

Miss Hasina Banoo Cassim

Tel: +27 15 962 8485
Email: Hasina.cassim@univen.ac.za