Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching

Qualification stream: School subject combination: Mathematics and English
Qualification code: 90104 - MTE
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 480
SAQA ID: 103108
APS/AS: 23
This BEd degree is offered with 15 (fifteen) School Subject Combinations. Each combination is structured for a specific teaching field and students need to follow one of these. Students may only offer one of these combinations, unless DHET (Department of Higher Education and Training) approves the offering of a second BEd degree in a different School Subject Combination. This School Subject Combination entails the study of Algebra and Calculus, combined with English studies, which will equip students with the knowledge to teach Mathematics and English in the FET phase. A student who has successfully completed this qualification will be able to teach from Grades 7 to 12 in the School Subject Combination selected. 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 B Ed (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) is an initial comprehensive qualification for educators in schools teaching grades 7 - 10 as it makes provision for integration of academic school related subjects and educational subjects for teacher preparation in both the Senior Phase Further Education and Training Teaching in its structure. B Ed (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) teaching is aimed at preparation of learners for a multitude of careers and/or further study. In order to prepare prospective teachers for this comprehensive role, the B Ed (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) 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. "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.
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

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory.
ENG2601 - Applied English Language Studies: Further Explorations Pre-requisite:ENG1502
ENG2602 - Genres in Literature and Language: Theory, Style and Poetics Pre-requisite:ENG1501 & ENG1502
ENG2603 - Colonial and Postcolonial African Literatures Pre-requisite:ENG1501 & ENG1502
HSY1512 - Southern Africa Until the Early 1800s: Encounters and Transformations
MAT2611 - Linear Algebra Pre-requisite:MAT1503 (or XAT1503)
MAT2615 - Calculus in Higher Dimensions Pre-requisite:MAT1512 (or XAT1512) or MAT1503 (or XAT1503)
MSE2183 - Geometry (Mathematics 218 for BEd) Pre-requisite:MAT1503 (or MAT103N), MAT1512 (or MAT112P)& MAT1613 (or MAT113Q)
TAM2601 - Teacher as manager
TMS3720 - Teaching Languages (HL, FAL) in the senior phase
TPS2602 - Teaching Practice II

Third level

Fourth level