Explore Qwaqwa Campus

We educate teachers in many disciplines. One of our roles is to prepare pre-service teachers for their work in schools, ensuring that you have a strong disciplinary base for your professional work. We also train in-service teachers – this work is informed by and closely related to the faculty’s research and community outreach.

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

We offer certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Students can enrol for the following certificates

  • Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT): An outcome-based training programme that focuses on the needs of practising 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 commenced in 2015)
  • BEd (Intermediate Phase Teaching) (new programme commenced in 2017)
  • BEd (Further Education and Training Phase Teaching) (new programme commenced in 2015)

Postgraduate degrees

  • BEdHons (Bachelor of Education Honours)
  • PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma in Education) (commenced in 2016)
  • MEd (Master of Education)
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact details

Thoko Madonsela 
T: +27 58 718 5005
E: madonselatj@ufs.ac.za

Assistant Dean

Dr CT Tsotetsi 
T: +27 58 718 5004/5 
E: tsotetsict@ufs.ac.za


Qwaqwa Campus
Private Bag X13
+27 58 718 5000

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