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The department focuses on training students who intend to qualify as educators to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) in various learning areas and subjects, and who will implement their methodological knowledge and skills of teaching at: Further Education and Training (FET) band in the B.ED-FET and PGCE programmes. The PGCE offers methodologies for Science subjects, Languages, Management Sciences and Life Orientation subjects.

The department also houses the Educational foundations modules which include: Philosophy of Education, Sociology of Education, Psychology of Education and History of Education at undergraduate levels for teacher trainees to cope with the needs of the community at large. This Department also upgrades qualifications of teachers through NPDE.


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

  1. Diploma in School Library and Information Science (Dip Sc Lib)
  2. Bachelor of Education Further Education and Training (BEDFET)
  3. Bachelor of Education Honors Guidance and Counseling (BEDGC)
  4. Master of Education (MEd)
  5. Master of Education Teacher Education (MEdTE)

Bachelor of Education Further Education and Training (BEd FET)

Description
This is a comprehensive four year undergraduate degree. The degree prepares teachers who qualify to teach at both Senior Phases, and Further Education and Training (FET) band.

The degree carries 480 credits.

Duration
The BED FET 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.


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


Bachelor of Education Further Education and Training (BEd FET)

Year Semester Module Code Module Name
1st year Semester 1 EHD 1521
IEH 1521
ECS 1541
Psychology of Education
History of Education
English Communication Skills
Semester 2 SFE 1621
EPH 1621
ECS 1642
Sociology of Education
Philosophy of Education
English Communication Skills
2nd year Semester 1 SOE 2521
PHE 2521
ETL 2621
Sociology of Education
Philosophy of Education
Preparation of Teaching Practice-Observation
Semester 2 HDC 2621
ECT 2621
ETL 2621
History of Education
Psychology of Education
Preparation of Teaching Practice-Observation
3rd year Semester 1 ESP 3521
EHC 3521
ETL 3521
ETL 3511
PSC 3521
Sociology of Education
History of Education
Preparation of Teaching Strategies
Preparation of Teaching Practice-Observation
Computer Literacy
Semester 2 ETE 3621
EMT 3621
ETL 3621
PSC 3621

Psychology of Education
Philosophy of Education
Preparation of Teaching Practice-Obsertation
Computer Literacy
4th year Semester 1 ECT 4521
PSG 4521
ETL 4521
HIV 4521
ETP 4521
English Competence for Teachers
School Management
Teaching and Learning Strategies
HIV/AIDS Education for Teachers
Teaching Practice
Semester 2 ETC 4621
ETP 4621
PSG 4621
CTP 4621
HIV 4621
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Educational Teaching Practice
School Management
Curriculum Theory and Practice
HIV and AIDS Education
One Optional Module from SPE 4621
MCE 4621
DME 462
SCL 46211
RED 4621
Sports Education
Music Education
Drama Education
School Librarianship
Science of Religions


Bachelor of Education Honors Guidance and Counseling (BEDGC)

Year Semester Module Code Module Name
1st year Semester 1 EDR 5521
GTP 5521
GHD 5521
Educational Research
Counseling Theory and Practice
Human Growth and Development
Semester 2 EDR 5621
GVC 5621
GHD 5521
Educational Research
Counseling Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Human Growth and Development
2nd year Semester 1 GDM 5521
GCA 5521
GCD 5521
Developing and Managing Schools Guidance Programme
Counseling Children and Adolescents
Careers Counseling and Development
Year Module REP 5000 Research Project


Master of Education Teacher Education (MEdTE)

Year Semester Module Code Module Name
1st year Semester 1 TEC 6521
GTE 6521
RTL 6521
STE 6521
Teacher Education Curriculum
Growth of Teacher Education in South Africa
Research on Teacher Learning
Supervision in Teacher Education
Semester 2 RTL 6621
STE 6621
Research on Teacher Learning
Supervision on Teacher Education
2nd year Year Course REP 5000 Research Project

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The following is a list of staff members in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

Designation Name Contacts
Head

Dr MA Ravhudzulo

Tel: +27 15 962 8048
Email: Aaron.Ravhudzulo@univen.ac.za

RJ Monobe

Email: ratau.monobe@nwu.ac.za

Dr AP Kutame

Tel: +27 15 962 8715
Email: Phillip.Kutame@univen.ac.za

Dr N.F Litshani

Tel:
Email: Ndanganeni.litshani@univen.ac.za

Mr SK Muthambi

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