Undergraduate & honours qualifications

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

Qualification stream: School subject combination: Physical Science and Mathematics
Qualification code: 90104 - PSM
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 480
SAQA ID: 103108
APS/AS: 23
This BEd degree is offered with different streams/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 Chemistry and Physics, combined with Mathematics (algebra and calculus), which will equip students with the knowledge to teach Mathematics & Physical Science 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/. 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 stream, and is not transferable to any other qualification and/or stream. IMPORTANT: Students must register the relevant Teaching Methodology in each year of registration with the applicable Teaching Practice module of the academic level. UNISA reserves the right to cancel any teaching practice module that is not registered concurrently with the relevant teaching methodology.
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. 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 2021 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

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

  • For the 2021 academic year, you must register for your semester 1 and 2 modules by 12 March 2021. There will be no semester 2 registration period. No exceptions or registration extensions will be permitted.
  • The maximum number of credits that will be allowed is 120 credits.

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.
CUS3701 - Curriculum Studies
INC3701 - Inclusive Education
MAT1503 - Linear Algebra I
PED3701 - Psychology of Education
PHY2601 - Classical Mechanics Pre-requisite:PHY1505 (or XHY1505), MAT1503 (or XAT1503) & MAT1512 (or XAT1512)
PHY2604 - Physics Practical Work II Pre-requisite:PHY1506 (or XHY1506), MAT1503 (or XAT1503) & MAT1512 (or XAT1512)
Co-requisite:PHY2601, PHY2602 & PHY2606
PHY2606 - Waves (Physics) Pre-requisite:PHY1503 (or XHY1503), PHY1505 (or XHY1505), PHY1506 (or XHY1506), MAT1503 (or XAT1503)& MAT1512 (or XAT1512)
TAM2601 - Teacher as manager
TMS3728 - Teaching Natural Sciences in the senior Phase
TPS2602 - Teaching Practice II Pre-requisite:TPS2601
Co-requisite:TMS3728 or TMS3708 or TMS3731 or TMS3733 or TMS3720 or TMS3722 or TMS3716 or TMS3726

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory.
BTE2601 - Becoming a Teacher
CIC2601 - Computer Integration in the classroom
ISC3701 - Instructional studies
MAT2611 - Linear Algebra 2 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)
PHY3703 - Statistical and Thermal Physics Pre-requisite:PHY2606
PHY3707 - Solid State Physics Pre-requisite:PHY2606
TMS3729 - Teaching Physical Sciences in Further Education and Training
TPS3703 - Teaching practice III Pre-requisite:TPS2602
Co-requisite:TMS3723 or TMS3718 or SDC4701 or TMS3709 or TMS3704 or SDENG3J or TMS3719 or TMS3715 or TMS3714 or SDH4701 or TMS3729 or TMS3730 or TMS3705 or TMS3710 or TMS3716 or TMS3720

Fourth level