The Faculty of Education at the Nelson Mandela University is an important role player in Initial Teacher Education, particularly in meeting the need for quality grade 4-6 (7) teachers in the Eastern Cape and beyond.  Our aim is to attract applicants with strong Mathematics background, as indicated in their grade 12 results. In addition, we aim to prepare graduates who will make a substantial difference in our country, South Africa.  The B Ed Intermediate Phase programme is offered on a full time basis at the Nelson Mandela’s South campus in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth.

Vision and Mission

To be a dynamic community of teachers, leaders and scholars in education, committed to creating a vibrant, socially just and democratic society.

We are committed to cultivating passionate, engaged, knowledgeable, effective and compassionate teachers, researchers and leaders into

· Critical thinkers, and

· Agents of hope, change and social justice


· Practicing humanising pedagogies

· Establishing collaborative partnerships with relevant stakeholders, participating students, schools, communities, alumni and government.

· Using future-oriented technologies creatively

· Bringing the classroom into the world and the world into the classroom



Intermediate Phase (Grade 4-6)

Contact information
Dr Tobeka Mapasa
Head of Department
Tel: +27 41 504 4583

Mrs Delene Botha
Programme Administrator: BEd IP
Tel: 27 41 504 4330