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About the honours programme

UKZN: HUMANISING

THE NATION

College of Humanities

School of Education

(Edgewood & Pietermaritzburg Campuses)

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION HONOURS

 

The central purpose of the Bachelor of Education Honours degree is to provide a foundation for further academic study and research. It is designed to build the competence of expert educators, curriculum specialists, educational leaders, managers and educational researchers.

The School of Education is currently accepting applications for admission into the following specialisations of the Bachelor of Education Honours in 2017:

Adult Education (cross-campus, depending on demand) Curriculum Studies (Edgewood) Education Leadership, Management and Policy (Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg) Education and Development (Pietermaritzburg) Educational Psychology (Edgewood) Gender Education (Edgewood) History Education (Edgewood) Language and Media Studies (Edgewood) Social Justice Education (Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg) Science and Mathematics (Edgewood) Social Science Education (Edgewood) Teacher Development Studies (Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg).

Minimum requirements: Applicants must have an approved Bachelor’s degree PLUS a minimum average of at least 55% in the previous qualification. They must be computer literate, or become computer literate during the first semester.

Admission is by selection. Applicants may be required to write an entrance test.

Duration: One-year full time or two years’ part time.

About the Honours Programme

The purpose of the B.Ed Hons 

The central purpose of the degree is to provide a foundation for further academic study and research. It is designed to build the competence of expert educators, curriculum specialists, managers and educational researchers. 

Entry requirements 
You must have either an approved bachelor’s degree AND a one year teaching qualification OR a four-year teaching qualification; 
PLUS A minimum average of 55% in your previous qualification. Students may be required to write an entrance test. 
Students must be computer literate, or become computer literate during their first semester.

 
Specializations on offer 
All students need to enter one of the following specializations: 

  • Adult Education (Pietermaritzburg) 
  • Curriculum Studies (Edgewood) 
  • Education Leadership, Management and Policy (Edgewood & Pietermaritzburg) 
  • Educational Psychology (Edgewood) 
  • Gender and Education (Edgewood) 
  • History Education (Edgewood) 
  • Language and Media Studies (Edgewood & Pietermaritzburg) 
  • Social Justice Education (PMB and Edgewood) 
  • Social Science Education (Edgewood) 
  • Science & Maths( Edgewood) 
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg) 
  • Technology Education(Edgewood) 
  • Education & Development(Pietermaritzburg) 
PLEASE NOTE: Not all specialisations are offered every year. 

Structure of the qualification


The B.Ed Hons consists of Seven modules. It may be completed in one year fulltime (four modules per semester) or over two years’ part time (two modules per semester). Full time students may not have more than 20 hours paid employment per week. 

All students must complete TWO compulsory modules: 

  • Understanding Research 
  • Independent Research project 32Cr 

In addition, you will complete the modules that are required by your specialisation. 

Delivery of the qualification 
Lectures are offered at Edgewood mostly on weekdays from 16h00 – 18h00 and in PMB mostly on Saturdays or during school holidays (depending on the specialisation). You also will need to do a considerable amount of individual reading and independent study. 

Assessment 
There are a range of assessment strategies including assignment, group work, practical demonstrations of professional competences, tests and written examination. 

Applying for 2017
Applications forms are available from September. Selection will begin on 31 October 2016. You will be notified by the end of December.


If you are selected, a R500 acceptance fee is payable by 15 Jan 2017 to secure your place.

For further enquiries please contact the Admissions Officers, in the School of Education

Edgewood Campus

Pietermaritzburg Campus


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