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/ With the migration from the non-aligned BEd to aligned BEd, transitional arrangements have been approved by the College of Education unique to this specific degree and is not transferable to any other qualification.
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. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • 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.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

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:

GROUP A: Choose ALL the modules from this group.

GROUP B: English
Choose ONE of these modules. If English is your home language, you must select ENG1515.

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 (ENG1514) if it is not your Home Language. If English is your home language, you can choose
either an African language or Afrikaans (Group D) as your First Additional Language. The Language of
Conversational Competence (Group E) is then from a different group to your Home Language and First
Additional Language.

GROUP C: Home Language (Afrikaans or African Languages)
Choose ONE of the following, if English (ENG1514) is selected from Group B.

GROUP D: First Additional Language (Afrikaans or African Languages)
Choose ONE of the following, if English (ENG1515) is selected from Group B.

GROUP E: Language of Conversational Competence.
Choose ONE of the following. May not be your Home Language OR First Additional Language.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory. Choose ALL modules under this group.
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. English. Choose ONE of the following:
ENG1514 - Applied English Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase First Additional Language
ENG1515 - Applied English Language for Foundation and Intermediate Phases - Home Language
Group C. Home Language. Choose ONE of the following, if English (ENG1514) is selected from Group B.
AFK1502 - Basic Text Skills (Afrikaans)
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 D. First Additional Language. Choose ONE of the following, if English (ENG1515) is selected from Group B.
AFK1503 - Contemporary Afrikaans: Language Studies and Written Communication
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 E. 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.
GROUP A: Compulsory
Choose All modules from this group.

GROUP B: Home Language.
Choose TWO modules from the same Home Language, already completed on 1st year level.

GROUP C: First Additional Language.
Choose TWO modules from the same First Additional Language, already completed on 1st level. This
may not be the same as the Home Language on 2nd level.

GROUP D: School Teaching Subjects (1st level)
Choose TWO modules under TWO of the following School Teaching Fields (4 modules):

* Natural Science and Technology (NST1501 and NST1502)

* Social Sciences (GGH1501 and HSY1511)

* Life Skills (ICA1501 and IPS1501)

* Mathematics (MIP1501 and MIP1502)

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory. Choose ALL modules under this group.
PED3701 - Psychology of Education
TPN2602 - Teaching Practice for Intermediate phase II Pre-requisite:TPN2601
Group B: Home Language. Choose TWO modules from the same language.
AFK2601 - Genre and Theme
AFK2602 - Afrikaans Grammar Recommendation:It is recommended that students enroll for AFK1502 and AFK1503 before attempting this module
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)
SSO2605 - Applied African Languages Literature 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
TSW2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase
VEN2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase
VEN2605 - Applied African Languages Literature for Home language teaching in the Intermediate Phase
XHO2604 - Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language teaching in the Intermediate Phase
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)
Group C: First Additional Language. Choose TWO modules from the same language. Must be same as First Additional Language on 1st level
AFK2603 - Afrikaanse Grammatika vir Eerste Addisionele Sprekers Recommendation:Senior Certificate level of Afrikaans as an Additional Language
AFK2604 - Storiewerelde en/in genrefik
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 Additional 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 Additional 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 Additional 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 D: School Teaching Subjects. Choose TWO modules from TWO of the following School Teaching Fields (4 modules)
GGH1501 - Know Your World: Introduction to Geography
HSY1511 - Africa in the World: Historical Perspectives
ICA1501 - Introduction to Creative Art
IPS1501 - Introduction to Personal and Social Wellbeing
MIP1501 - Mathematics for Intermediate Phase teachers I
MIP1502 - Mathematics for Intermediate II
NST1501 - Natural Science and Technology for Classroom I
NST1502 - Natural Science and Technology for classroom II

Third level

Level Combination Rules:

GROUP A: Compulsory
Choose ALL the modules from this group.

GROUP B: School Teaching Subjects (2nd level)
Continue with the TWO School Teaching Fields as completed in the previous level (4 modules):

* Natural Science and Technology (NST2601 and NST2602)

* Social Sciences (GGH2601 and HSY2601)

* Life Skills (CSP2601 and VAP2601)

* Mathematics (MIP2601 and MIP2602)


GROUP C: Teaching Methodology
Choose TWO modules.
The teaching methodologies chosen must relate to the TWO School Teaching Fields selected
under Group B.

Fourth level

GROUP A: Compulsory
Choose ALL the modules under this group.