The Faculty of Education educates teachers in several disciplines. One of the faculty’s roles is to prepare pre-service teachers for their work in schools, ensuring that they have a strong disciplinary base for their professional work. The faculty also teaches in-service teachers. This work is informed by and closely related to the faculty’s research and community outreach.

Research focuses on issues of teaching and learning in specific disciplines, as well as research that focuses on general matters, such as educational contexts, social issues, and curriculum more generally.

The campus offers certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Students can enrol for the following certificates:

  • Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE): ACE is an outcome-based training programme that focuses on the needs of practicing educators who are required to develop their role-taking skills in the context of their employment.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (FET)
  • The PGCE is a generalist professional educator’s qualification that ‘caps’ an undergraduate qualification. It is intended for learners seeking a career in either the Senior or Further Education and Training Phase.
The faculty has been restructured into the following schools:

  • School of Education Studies [SES]
  • School of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Education [SMNSTE]
  • School of Social Sciences and Language Education [SSSLE]
  • School of Higher Education Studies [SHES]
Undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching) (new programme commencing in 2015)
  • BEd (Further Education and Training Phase Teaching) (new programme commencing in 2015)
Postgraduate degrees:

  • BEd Hons (Bachelor of Education Honours)
  • PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma in Education) (Commencing in 2016)
  • MEd (Master of Education)
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Contact details:
Ms Dilahlwane Mohono | T: +27 58 718 5005 | E:

Assistant Dean:
Dr DJ Hlalele | Tel: +27 58 718 5004/5 | E:



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