BEdHons Teacher Education and Professional Development (Distance Education)


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BEdHons Teacher Education and Professional Development (Distance Education)

BEdHons Teacher Education and Professional Development (Distance Education), Admission Requirements

A candidate can be admitted if he/she holds one of the following qualifications:
• a Bachelor’s degree and a teacher’s diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Education (eg BA + HED); or
• a four year composite degree in Education (eg BEd, BAEd); or
• an M+4 appropriate teacher’s diploma, subject to specific approval; or
• an appropriate Advanced Diploma in Education; or
• another academic qualification and appropriate prior learning, considered equivalent by the Dean for admission to a specific package.

Additional Requirements

Selection is based on:

  • Meeting the minimum academic requirements required for admission;
  • Previous academic performance;
  • Applicable academic and/or teaching background;
  • Availability of supervision for the required research project;
  • Proven academic potential which may include academic communication and computer application skills;
  • Additionally, an interview may be requested;
  • The requirements of professional registration bodies;
  • The discretion of the head of department.

Examinations and pass requirements

Subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on the recommendation of the head of the department, a student may not sit for an examination for the honours degree more than twice in the same module.
A final-year student who has failed a maximum of three semester modules or their equivalent, with a final mark of at least 40% in each, may be admitted by the Dean to a special examination/s in these modules during January of the following year, provided that this will enable the student to comply with all the requirements for the degree.
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Research Information

A research project is compulsory and must be handed in for examination, as prescribed by the particular department.
General Enquiries:  +27 (0)12 420 4670 or Vida Moses, +27 (0)12 420 4216
Undergraduate: Thandi Mngomezulu  +27 (0)12 420 5615 or Hannie de Weerd +27 (0)12 420 5644
Postgraduate: Bronwynne Swarts +27 (0)12420 5679 or Pulane Tau +27 (0)12 420 2725,
Distance Education: Rita Venter +27 (0)12420 5589 or Lorinda Theart +27 (0)12 420 4426