Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Intermediate Phase Teaching

General

Program Description

Registration Certificate No 2001/HE08/006. NQF 7; SAQA ID: 99724 . (135 CREDITS)


The aim of this programme is to respond to the increased need for professional educators in South Africa. The Postgraduate Certification in Education (PGCE) Intermediate Phase Teaching is for students who want to qualify as professional educators in the Intermediate Phase after having completed an appropriate three-year degree or recognised National Diploma.


Admission Requirements

  • A candidate must have complied with all the requirements of a bachelor’s degree (or an approved diploma of minimum 360 credits at NQF 6 level) from a public or private higher education institution accredited by a recognised local or foreign accrediting body before the beginning of the academic year.
  • The prior bachelor’s degree (or approved diploma) must provide a broad knowledge base adequate for teaching in the intermediate phase (IP) i.e. English, Afrikaans, and two IP teaching subjects, at NQF level 5 (university degree studies at first-year level) or NQF 6 level (second-year degree level). The IP teaching subjects are mathematics, science and technology, social science and life skills;
  • Holders of multi-disciplinary degrees (or approved diplomas) without the main focus in a single field related to teaching could be allowed into the programme, provided that the disciplines underpin the learning requirements for the IP and the subjects to be taught are taken to NQF 5 or NQF 6;
  • Holders of focused degrees (or approved diplomas) that lack an adequately broad knowledge base or an adequate specialisation in an IP subject may be required to enrol simultaneously in teaching subjects (minimum NQF 5) whilst enrolling for the PGCE IP.


Time Commitment

  • One year full-time;
  • Two to three years part-time;
  • On campus.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

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