Course description and duration of study

The B Ed SP-FET is a four-year, full-time education programme.

This programme provides prospective teachers with knowledge of one teaching subject in the Senior Phase (SP – Gr 7-9) and two teaching subjects in the Further Education and Training Phase (FET – Gr 10-12).   In addition, students are provided with practical and professional training in teaching and learning theories and methodologies.

For this programme, students are required to select a specific stream in which to specialise and then choose two FET subjects and one related SP subject within that stream.

(NOTE: Most FET content subjects will be offered by other faculties at our institution).

 

Possible streams include the following:    

Stream A : Commerce 

FET subjects

· Accounting

· Business Studies

· Economics

· Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

SP Subjects

· EMS

· Mathematics

 

Stream B : Humanities

FET subjects

· Afrikaans Home Language

· English Home Language

· Geography

· History

· IsiXhosa Home Language

 

SP Subjects

· Afrikaans Home Language

· English Home Language

· isiXhosa Home Language

· Social Science

Stream C : Science

FET subjects

· Geography

· Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

· Life Science

· Physical Science (Students choosing Physical Science as one of their subjects are required to choose Mathematics as their second FET subject)

 

SP Subjects

· Mathematics

· Natural Science

 

School based learning (SBL)

In order to meet the requirements of the B Ed degree, all students are required to spend dedicated, supervised time in schools. This is a compulsory component of the B Ed curriculum which extends across all four years of study. During SBL, students are introduced to experiential learning in school-based classrooms to provide them with a holistic approach to teaching.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for current Gr 12 learners:

 · Minimum statutory NSC requirements for degree entry must be met.

· An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics or Technical Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score

       of 390.

· An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematical

       Literacy requires a minimum Applicant Score of 405.

·  Language requirement: Applicants must have passed English (home language or first additional language) AND

       Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first

       additional language).

· Specific minimum NSC subject requirements for FET subject specialisations are outlined in the table below, together with corresponding Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy and Technical Mathematics minimum requirements, where applicable.

COMMERCE MINIMUM SUBJECT REQUIREMENT MATHS REQUIREMENT MATHS LITERACY REQUIREMENT TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENTS
ACCOUNTING 60 60 - -
BUSINESS STUDIES 60 60 - -
ECONOMICS 60 60 - -
MATHEMATICS LITERACY - 60 - -
MATHEMATICS 60 - - -
 
HUMANITIES MINIMUM SUBJECT REQUIREMENT MATHS REQUIREMENT MATHS LITERACY REQUIREMENT TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENTS
AFRIKAANS 55 45 60 45
ENGLISH 55 45 60 45
GEOGRAPHY 55 60 - -
HISTORY 55 45 60 45
ISIXHOSA 55 45 60 45
 
SCIENCE MINIMUM SUBJECT REQUIREMENT MATHS REQUIREMENT MATHS LITERACY REQUIREMENT TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENTS
GEOGRAPHY 55 60 - -
LIFE SCIENCE 60 60 - -
MATHEMATICAL LITERACY - 60 - -
MATHEMATICS 60 - - -
PHYSICAL SCIENCE 60 60 - -

 

Calculating your Applicant Score:

Add the final mark of the six subjects that you have scored the highest marks excluding Life Orientation together.

Financial information & bursaries

Before registering as a student, you need to determine whether or not you will have sufficient funds to finance your studies. In addition to the actual course/module fees, you should also provide for books, equipment, transport, accommodation and general living expenses.

More detailed information can be obtained from:

http://www.mandela.ac.za/Apply/Funding-your-studies/General-Financial-information

Nelson Mandela University offers financial assistance to full-time students in the form of bursaries, merit awards, scholarships and study loans. Assistance is based on financial need as well as academic excellence and sporting achievements. These awards will not necessarily cover all costs, and cannot be granted to all candidates who apply. The university also provides financial assistance in collaboration with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for financially needy students. More detailed information can be obtained from: http://finaid.mandela.ac.za/

 

Funza Lushaka Bursaries

The Department of Basic Education provides a number of Funza Lushaka service-obligation bursaries (± R85 000.00) to Education students annually.  Strict criteria and conditions apply. Bursaries are awarded on grounds of academic merit and specialisation in priority areas identified by the Department of Basic Education.

· Only students who have already been provisionally admitted or admitted into one of the B Ed programmes may apply.

· The Department of Basic Education will only consider registered students for selection.

Apply on-line at: http://www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za

 

Important dates

Prospective candidates are advised to apply for admission to the Nelson Mandela University and the B Ed programme well in advance, i.e. from April of the year preceding their first year of study.

Closing date for 2021 applications: 30 September 2020

Closing date for NSFAS loans: ± 30 November 2020

Registration of admitted students:  ± 31 January 2021 (approx.)

Contact information
Dr Heloise Sathorar
Head of Department: Secondary School Education
Tel: 27 41 504 2382
heloise.sathorar@mandela.ac.za

Ms Pamela Roach
Secretary / Administrator: Secondary School Education
Tel: 27 41 504 4026
pamela.roach@mandela.ac.za