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Bachelor of Education Foundation Phase Teaching

 

Full-time Undergraduate Course

Our Faculty

The Faculty of Education has dynamically positioned itself at the forefront of education transformation in the country. This is not a place for the faint-hearted, and demands 'sinesibindi' (literally in isiXhosa that we have a liver, but figuratively meaning that we must have courage)! The phrase ‘caring quality’ accurately sums up the reputation that the Faculty has gained for its commitment to students and to work in the education field. The Faculty concerns itself with education in the broadest sense, including the professional preparation of teachers, further in-service qualifications, as well as non-formal education. While operating predominantly in the Eastern Cape, the Faculty also serves the country and the SADC region. Apart from teaching and supervision, it is deeply involved in research, national policy development, and professional and community work.

The Faculty is centred around the Department of Education which works in close partnership with CHERTL (Centre for Higher Education Research Teaching & Learning), RUMEP (Rhodes University Mathematics Education Project), the CSD (Centre for Social Development), and the ISEA (Institute for the Study of Englishes in Africa). The Faculty offers a range of qualifications in education, ranging from undergraduate Bachelor of Education degrees to doctoral degree.

Professional qualification as a teacher

Rhodes University offers two ways to qualify as a professional teacher. The first option is to complete a four-year Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase Teaching) degree. The second option is to complete a Bachelor’s degree in another Faculty and then cap it with the one year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). If you are planning to do a PGCE please check your undergraduate curriculum with the Dean of Education. This is to ensure you have the appropriate subjects required for teaching in your Undergraduate degree.

Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase) degree admission requirements:

  • NSC point of 40 + (Dean’s discretion is 33-39 points)
  • Two languages at 50-59%
  • Mathematics Literacy 50-59% or Mathematics 40-49%

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Education Degree Structure

The Faculty of Education has dynamically positioned itself at the forefront of education transformation in the country. This is not a place for the faint-hearted, and demands 'sinesibindi' (literally in isiXhosa that we have a liver, but figuratively meaning that we must have courage)! The phrase ‘caring quality’ accurately sums up the reputation that the Faculty has gained for its commitment to students and to work in the education field. The Faculty concerns itself with education in the broadest sense, including the professional preparation of teachers, further in-service qualifications, as well as non-formal education. While operating predominantly in the Eastern Cape, the Faculty also serves the country and the SADC region. Apart from teaching and supervision, it is deeply involved in research, national policy development, and professional and community work.

The Faculty is centred around the Department of Education which works in close partnership with CHERTL (Centre for Higher Education Research Teaching & Learning), RUMEP (Rhodes University Mathematics Education Project), the CSD (Centre for Social Development), and the ISEA (Institute for the Study of Englishes in Africa). The Faculty offers a range of qualifications in education, ranging from undergraduate Bachelor of Education degrees to doctoral degree.

Professional qualification as a teacher

Rhodes University offers two ways to qualify as a professional teacher. The first option is to complete a four-year Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase Teaching) degree. The second option is to complete a Bachelor’s degree in another Faculty and then cap it with the one year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). If you are planning to do a PGCE please check your undergraduate curriculum with the Dean of Education, you can also refer to the admission requirements listed on the Education Departmental website. This is to ensure you have the appropriate subjects required for teaching in your Undergraduate degree.

2019 Coordinators:

BEd FP 1st year: Ms Amanda Nesi a.nesi@ru.ac.za

BEd FP 2nd year: Ms Angela Jones a.jones@ru.ac.za

BEd FP 3rd year: Ms Zukiswa Kuhlane z.kuhlane@ru.ac.za

BEd FP 4th year: Ms Nomzamo Jack n.jack@ru.ac.za

 

Bachelor of Education Foundation Phase Teaching Curriculum

Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase)

First Year

Modules

Course Title

NQF

Credits

Foundation Phase Studies 1 (Children's Literature)

5

10

Education & Professional Studies 1A (The Whole Child in Context)

5

25

Education & Professional Studies 1B (Holistic Development of the Teacher)

5

25

Teaching Practice 1A

6

10

Two of the following language courses in the Faculty of Humanities:

English 1/English Language & Linguistics 1

5

30

isiXhosa (Mother-Tongue)/isiXhosa (Additional Language) 1*

5

30

Afrikaans 1/1P

5

30

* Students who do not have conversational competence in an African Language, must register for isiXhosa (Additional Language) 1 in their first year 

Second Year

Modules

Course Title

NQF

Credits

Performance and Multimodalities 1

6

15

Understanding the Social & Physical World 2

6

15

Education & Professional Studies 2

6

10

Teaching Practice 1B

6

10

Continue with one of the following languages from the Faculty of Humanities:

English 1/English Language & Linguistics 2

6

30

isiXhosa (Mother-Tongue)/isiXhosa (Additional Language) 2

6

30

Afrikaans 2

6

30

Foundation Phase Studies Year 2*

FP 1: First Additional Language English

6

7

FP 1: Mathematics

6

10

FP 1: Life Skills

6

10

One of the following:

Foundation Phase Studies 1: Home Language English OR

6

10

Foundation Phase Studies 1:  Home Language isiXhosa

6

10

One of the following:

Foundation Phase Studies 1: First Additional Language Afrikaans OR

6

8

Foundation Phase Studies 1: First Additional Language isiXhosa

6

8

 

* Pre-requisites for the selection of options in Foundation Phase Studies in second year:

1) Students intending to select isiXhosa Home Language Teaching in Foundation Phase Studies must normally EITHER have obtained credit for isiXhosa Home or First Additional Language in their NSC, OR have obtained credit for isiXhosa (Mother Tongue) 1.

2) Students intending to select English Home Language Teaching in Foundation Phase Studies must normally EITHER have obtained credit for English Home or First Additional Language in their NSC, OR have obtained credit for English 1, OR have obtained credit for English Language and Linguistics 1.

3) Students intending to select isiXhosa First Additional Language in Foundation Phase Studies must normally EITHER have obtained credit for isiXhosa Home Language or First Additional Language in their NSC, OR must register concurrently for isiXhosa (Additional Language) 2.

4) Students intending to select Afrikaans First Additional Language in Foundation Phase Studies must normally have obtained credit for EITHER Afrikaans Home Language or First Additional Language in their NSC, OR Afrikaans 1/1P.

Third Year

Modules

Course Title

NQF

Credits

Education & Professional Studies 3

7

30

Performance & Multimodalities 2

6

15

Understanding the Social & Physical World 3

6

15

Teaching Practice 2

6

25

Foundation Phase Studies Year 3*

FP 2: First Additional Language English

6

9

FP 2: Mathematics

6

9

FP 2: Life Skills

6

9

Continue with one of the following:

 

 

Foundation Phase Studies 2: Home Language English OR

6

9

Foundation Phase Studies 2:  Home Language isiXhosa

6

9

Continue with one of the following:

 

 

Foundation Phase Studies 2: First Additional Language Afrikaans OR

6

9

Foundation Phase Studies 2: First Additional Language isiXhosa

6

9

Fourth Year

Modules

Course Title

NQF

Credits

Education & Professional Studies 4

7

30

Teaching Practice 3

7

24

Foundation Phase Studies Year 4*

FP 3: First Additional Language English

6

9

FP 3: Mathematics

6

9

FP 3: Life Skills

6

9

Continue with one of the following:

Foundation Phase Studies 3: Home Language English OR

6

9

Foundation Phase Studies 3:  Home Language isiXhosa

6

9

Continue with one of the following:

Foundation Phase Studies 3: First Additional Language Afrikaans OR

6

9

Foundation Phase Studies 3: First Additional Language isiXhosa

6

9

 

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