Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching

Qualification code: 90102
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 480
SAQA ID: 105109
APS/AS: 23
Rules:
A student who has successfully completed this qualification will be able to teach from Grade R to 3. Teaching Practice is a compulsory component in this program and must be taken according to the specific criteria every year. Five weeks practical is required every year, and three weeks must be offered consecutively. This qualification comprises both semester and year modules. Year modules may only be registered during the January registration period of each academic year. Students must also register themselves with SACE (South African Council for Educators) from the first year of BEd registration. Please visit the SACE website for more information: https://www.sace.org.za/
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching is to ensure that qualifying graduates are able to facilitate Foundation Phase teaching and learning ethically, professionally and innovatively in in both rural and urban landscapes. Furthermore, on completion of the qualification, graduates will be able to implement and continuously adapt to national legislation / policies and guidelines governing and addressing Foundation Phase teaching and learning in a coherent and purposeful manner. The purpose of this qualification is also to ensure that graduates will be able to demonstrate an appropriate collaborative attitude and value the involvement of multiple stakeholders that contribute to Foundation Phase teaching and learning success. Qualifying graduates will also be able to administer and manage Foundation Phase teaching and learning effectively through best classroom practice in stimulating learning amongst Foundation Phase learners. The BEd is an initial qualification for educators in schools. Teachers are members of a profession whose definitive aim is to enable systematic learning. In order to prepare prospective teachers for this comprehensive role, the BEd programme seeks to: - Develop and consolidate in an integrated way appropriate disciplinary, practical, pedagogical and situational knowledge. - Cultivate a practical understanding of teaching and learning in a diverse range of South African schools, in relation to educational theory, phase and/or subject specialisation, practice and policy. - Foster self-reflexivity and self-understanding among prospective teachers. - Nurture commitment to the ideals of the teaching profession and an understanding of teaching as a profession. - Develop the professional dispositions and self-identity of students as teachers. - Develop students as active citizens and enable them to develop the dispositions of citizenship in their learners. - Promote and develop the dispositions and competences to organize learning among a diverse range of learners in diverse contexts. It is assumed that students who achieve the exit level outcomes will be competent novice teachers who will still need time, experience and appropriate support to develop as fully-fledged extended professionals.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Level Combination Rules:
Language choices are dependent on the Home Language on your matric certificate. You MUST continue
with the Home Language stipulated on your certificate. The First Additional Language option is
English if it is not your Home Language. If English is your home language, you can choose either an
African language or Afrikaans as your First Additional Language. The Second Additional Language
(Communicative Competence) is then from a different group to your Home Language and First Additional
Language.

Example 1: Home language on Matric certificate is Sepedi, so you will take Sepedi Home Language.
You will then choose the English First Additional language options and you can choose either
Afrikaans or another African language (other than Sepedi) as your Second Additional Language.

Example 2: Home language on Matric certificate is English, so you will take English Home Language
(ENG1515). You can then choose any African language or Afrikaans as First Additional language
options and you can choose either Afrikaans or another African language (other than the one chosen
as First Additional language) as your Second Additional Language.

Example 3: Home language on Matric certificate is Afrikaans, so you will take Afrikaans Home
Language. You will then choose English (ENG1514) as First Additional language options and you can
choose either any African language as your Second Additional Language.

Important: All modules in Group A are compulsory, Select One module from Group B (English) and ONE
module Group C (Second Additional Language {Communicative Competence}).



Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory.
BPT1501 - Being a Professional Teacher
BTE2601 - Becoming a Teacher
CIC2601 - Computer Integration in the classroom
EMA1501 - Emergent Mathematics
EML1501 - Emergent Literacy
SED2601 - Sociology of Education
TAM2601 - Teacher as manager
TPF2601 - Teaching practice I
Group B. English. Choose ONE of the following modules
ENG1514 - Applied English Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase First Additional Language
ENG1515 - Applied English Language for Foundation and Intermediate Phases - Home Language
Group C. Language of Conversational Competence. Choose ONE of the following, May not be your home language OR First additional language
AFK1505 - Basic Communicative Competence in Afrikaans
NDE1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language
SPE1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language
SSO1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language
SWA1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language
TSO1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language
TSW1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language
VEN1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language
XHO1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language
ZUL1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language

Second level

Level Combination Rules:
ALL modules in Group A are compulsory, ONE module from Group B, either TWO modules from Group C OR
TWO modules Group D.
Based on the module selected at FIRST LEVEL from Group B, (ENG1514 or ENG1515) select a
corresponding module from Group B at SECOND LEVEL i.e. ENG1514 corresponds to ENG1516; ENG1515
corresponds to ENG1517.
If ENG1517 is selected from Group B, select any TWO modules from Group D from ONE language. If
ENG1516 is selected, select any TWO modules from Group C from ONE language. The modules selected
from Group C or Group D must be from the same language group and may NOT be the same language
selected in Group D at FIRST LEVEL.


Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory.
CDE3701 - Child development (birth to 9)
CHL1501 - Children's Literature
ENC1501 - English teaching for communication
MFP1501 - Mathematics for Foundation Phase Teachers
TPF2602 - Teaching Practice for Foundation Phase II
Group B. English: Choose ONE of the following. ENG1514 is a Pre-requisite for ENG1516 and ENG1515 Is pre-requisite for ENG1517
ENG1516 - Applied English Literature Foundation Phase First Additional Language
ENG1517 - Applied English Literature Foundation Phase Home Language
Group C: First Additional Language. Choose TWO modules from the same language.
AFK1503 - Contemporary Afrikaans: Language Studies and Written Communication
AFK1506 - Ontdek die Afrikaanse Letter
NDE1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
NDE1509 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language
SPE1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
SPE1509 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language
SSO1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
SSO1509 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language
SWA1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
SWA1509 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language
TSO1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
TSO1509 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language
TSW1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
TSW1509 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language
VEN1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
VEN1509 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language
XHO1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
XHO1509 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language
ZUL1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
ZUL1509 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language
Group D: African Language as Home language. Choose TWO modules from the same language.
AFK1501 - Afrikaans Today (Literature)
AFK1502 - Basic Text Skills (Afrikaans)
NDE1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
NDE1506 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase
SPE1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
SPE1506 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase
SSO1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
SSO1506 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase
SWA1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
SWA1506 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase
TSO1505 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
TSO1506 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase
TSW1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
TSW1506 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase
VEN1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
VEN1506 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase
XHO1505 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
XHO1506 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, foundation phase
ZUL1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
ZUL1506 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase

Third level

Fourth level