Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching

Qualification code: 90103
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 480
SAQA ID: 103126
APS/AS: 23
Rules:
A student who has successfully completed this qualification will be able to teach from Grade 4 to 7. 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 BEd Intermediate Phase teaching programme is to ensure that qualifying graduates are able to demonstrate integrated knowledge of the main areas of the fields and disciplines associated with Intermediate Phase teaching. Qualifying graduates will thus be equipped to teach Intermediate Phase learners the values, skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for the Senior and Further Education and Training phases. Furthermore, on completion of the qualification, graduates will be able to implement and continuously adapt to national legislation / policies and guidelines governing and addressing Intermediate Phase teaching and learning in meaningful and innovative ways and interact effectively with the public and stakeholders. The purpose of this qualification is also to empower graduates to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in any Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7 class in the South African context. The BEd in Intermediate Phase teaching is an initial teaching qualification intended to develop qualified classroom teachers in the Intermediate Phase 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: A. Develop and consolidate in an integrated way appropriate disciplinary, practical, pedagogical and situational knowledge. B. 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. C. Foster self-reflexivity and self-understanding among prospective teachers. D. Nurture commitment to the ideals of the teaching profession and an understanding of teaching as a profession. E. Develop the professional dispositions and self-identity of students as teachers. F. Develop students as active citizens and enable them to develop the dispositions of citizenship in their learners. G. Promote and develop the dispositions and competences to organize learning among a diverse range of learners in diverse contexts.
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

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory.
BPT1501 - Being a Professional Teacher
BTE2601 - Becoming a Teacher
CIC2601 - Computer Integration in the classroom
OPM1501 - Orientation to Intermediate Phase Mathematics
SED2601 - Sociology of Education
TAM2601 - Teacher as manager
TPN2601 - Teaching practice I
Group B. Home Language. Choose one of the following:
AFK1502 - Basic Text Skills (Afrikaans)
ENG1515 - Applied English Language for Foundation and Intermediate Phases - Home Language
NDE1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
SPE1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
SSO1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
SWA1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
TSO1505 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
TSW1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
VEN1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
XHO1505 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
ZUL1505 - Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase
Group C. First Additional Language. Choose one of the following, May not be your home language (Group B)
AFK1503 - Contemporary Afrikaans: Language Studies and Written Communication
ENG1514 - Applied English Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase First Additional Language
NDE1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
SPE1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
SSO1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
SWA1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
TSO1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
TSW1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
VEN1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
XHO1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
ZUL1508 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language
Group D. Second Additional Language. Choose one of the following, may not be the same as languages selected from Groups B and C
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.
Choose All modules from Group A.
Choose modules from TWO groups from group B, C, D and E

Third level

Level Combination Rules:
Choose all the modules from Group A.
Choose FOUR modules from group B, C, D and E.
Choose ONE module from Group F (The teaching methodology chosen from group F, must relate from one
of the options chosen from groups B, C, D or E and
Choose TWO modules from the same language group G.



Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory.
OTE2601 - Orientation to teaching Economic and Management Sciences
TMN3701 - Teaching English first additional language
TPN3703 - Teaching practice for Intermediate phase III
Group B. Natural Science and Technology. Choose two of the following modules:
NST1501 - Natural Science and Technology
PHY2606 - Waves (Physics) Pre-requisite:PHY1503 (or XHY1503), PHY1505 (or XHY1505), PHY1506 (or XHY1506), MAT1503 (or XAT1503)& MAT1512 (or XAT1512)
Group C. Social Sciences. Choose Two of the following:
GGH2601 - The African Challenge: People and Environment
HSY2601 - Themes in the 19th Century History: Power and the Western World Pre-requisite:(HSY1501 & HSY1502) or (HSY101D & HSY102E) or (HSY1511 & HSY1512)
Group D: Life skills. Choose two from the following
CSP2601 - Care and Support for Personal and Social Well-being
VAR2601 - Visual Arts I Pre-requisite:GAR1501, TWF1501& THF1501 (Only applicable to 02224) Co-requisites: VAR2602 TDM1501& FRM1501 (Only applicable to 02305)
Group E: Mathematics. Choose two of the following
MIP2601 - Mathematics for Intermediate Phase teachers III
MIP2602 - Mathematics for Intermediate Phase teachers IV
Group F: Teaching Methodology. Choose one of the following
TMN3704 - Teaching Mathematics
TMN3706 - Teaching Social Sciences
Group G. Home Language. Choose TWO modules from the same language.
ENG2612 - Applied English Language for Foundation and Intermediate Phase Home Language Pre-requisite:ENG1515
ENG2614 - Applied English Literature for Intermediate Phase Home Language Pre-requisite:ENG1515
NDE2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
NDE2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
SPE2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
SPE2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
SSO2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase(Offered from 2020)
SWA2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
SWA2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
TSO2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
TSO2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
TSW2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
TSW2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
VEN2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
VEN2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
XHO2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
XHO2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
ZUL2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)
ZUL2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase (Offered from 2020)

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory.
AED3701 - Assessment in Education
EED2601 - Environmental Education
PDU3701 - Philosophy of Education
PES3701 - Physical Education and Sports Coaching
SAE3701 - South African Education System
TMN3702 - Teaching Home Language Intermediate Phase
TPN3704 - Teaching Practice Intermediate Phase IV
Group B. First Additional language. Choose TWO modules from the same language, may be the same as the Home language on 3nd level.
ENG2611 - Applied English Language for Foundation and Intermediate Phase First Additional Language Pre-requisite:ENG1515
ENG2613 - Applied English Literature for Intermediate Phase First Additional Language Pre-requisite:ENG1515
NDE2606 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language (Offered from 2020)
NDE2607 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional language, Intermediate phase (Offered from 2020)
SPE2606 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language (Offered from 2020)
SPE2607 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additioal language, Intermediate phase (Offered from 2020)
SSO2606 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language (Offered from 2020)
SSO2607 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional language, Intermediate phase (Offered from 2020)
SWA2606 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language (Offered from 2020)
SWA2607 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional language, Intermediate phase (Offered from 2020)
TSO2606 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language (Offered from 2020)
TSO2607 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional language, Intermediate phase (Offered from 2020)
TSW2606 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language (Offered from 2020)
TSW2607 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additioal language, Intermediate phase (Offered from 2020)
VEN2606 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language (Offered from 2020)
VEN2607 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional language, Intermediate phase (Offered from 2020)
XHO2606 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language (Offered from 2020)
XHO2607 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additioal language, Intermediate phase (Offered from 2020)
ZUL2606 - Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language (Offered from 2020)
ZUL2607 - Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional language, Intermediate phase (Offered from 2020)
Group C: Teaching Methodology. Choose one from the following
TMN3703 - Teaching Life Skills
TMN3705 - Teaching Natural Science and Technology