School of Education

Education Students give back to Children’s Home

May 17, 2019
The Edgewood campus Community Development Association (CDA Rotaract) celebrated Freedom Day by distributing gifts to the 68 children at St Vincent’s Children’s Home in Pinetown.
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School of Education hosts Children and Youth Festival

April 26, 2019
The School of Education recently hosted its inaugural two-day Children and Youth Festival on the Edgewood campus aimed at primary and high school learners from quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools under the theme: Reading Comes Alive.
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Honours dissertation investigates environmental awareness

April 10, 2019
Ms Nokuthula Duma graduated with an Honours degree in Education. Her dissertation investigated environmental awareness in relation to waste reduction. ‘In light of massive environmental degradation and global warming, waste disposal is still a serious issue in our country. People are not aware nor do they take it seriously,’ said Duma.
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Prof. Thabo Msibi

Dean & Head of School

Ms Renita Maharaj (PA)
Tel: 031 260 3531

Welcome Message from the Dean

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I warmly welcome you to the website of the School of Education. Ours is the largest School in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and we are proud of our excellence in the academic trinity.

In line with the academic structure which the University of KwaZulu-Natal adopted in 2012, the School of Education is made up of the following six clusters:

We offer the following academic programmes: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Education Honours, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), M. Ed and PhD.  We are proud of our cohort model of PhD supervision which is well appreciated in many quarters both within and outside the University.

The cohort model of supervision is one of the factors behind our increasing postgraduate throughput rate. We have taken our cohort model of supervision to contexts beyond the borders of South Africa. For example, we are currently running M.Ed/PhD cohorts in Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius and intend to extend this facility to other countries. We also offer postdoctoral fellowships.

For a student who seeks quality academic programmes, the School of Education is the name to keep in mind. For a researcher who wants to go on a sabbatical or research leave, the School of Education is a fruitful destination. We also work in partnership and collaboration with other institutions of higher education through Memorandums of Understanding. New partners are most welcome. We invite you all to read more on our website, and please do not hesitate to link up with us on any matter of interest.

Enjoy your visit to our website. Feel at home!

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Our Clusters

Education Studies
The Cluster offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At undergraduate level we teach Educational Foundations courses: Philosophy, Sociology, Curriculum, History and Psychology of Education as well as Professional Studies.
Adult Education, Development, Leadership & Management
The Cluster of Adult Education, Development, Leadership & Management is responsible for a wide range of research, projects and academic programmes.
Languages & Arts Education
We are a group of specialists working in the broad area of literacies, languages, literature, media, and expressive arts. Many modules are offered within the Cluster across a range of phase specialisations (Early Childhood Development (ECD), Foundation, Intermediate, Senior, Further Education and Training (FET)
Mathematics and Computer Science Education
We are part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. We are made up of two main disciplines namely, Mathematics Education, and Computer Science Education. We offer over 20 modules per semester in Initial Teacher Education, and Postgraduate programmes
Science and Technology Education
We are part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the School of Education. Our cluster consists of two main disciplines namely, Science Education, and Technology Education. We offer over 40 modules per semester in Initial Teacher Education, Continuing Education, and Postgraduate programmes
Social Science Education
Vision Statement To be the leading inter-disciplinary cluster that promotes African scholarship through teaching, research and outreach in Social Sciences Education.
Mission Statement In the spirit of ‘uMuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’ [a person is a person through other people] we seek to become a leading cluster for teaching, research and outreach in Social Science Education.