POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION – 2021
The Faculty of Education at UJ is committed to knowledge making for 21st century education. To this end, the Faculty offers two Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programmes as of 2021. Both focus on secondary school teaching – one on the Further Education and Training Teaching phase and the other on Senior Phase Teaching. School-based Work Integrated Learning (WIL), including supervised and assessed teaching practice, is an important part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme. Students are expected to spend up to ten weeks of WIL in schools in which one period consists of seven consecutive weeks. Through integrating coursework at the university and practicum at schools the Faculty creates learning opportunities for student-teachers to acquire:
- A thorough understanding of learning and development in adolescence
- Sound subject knowledge with an understanding of contextual factors that impact learning and schooling
- An appreciation of the demands of the teaching profession and a repertoire of teaching strategies and skills
- A reflective stance towards teaching.