BEd Hons in Education Leadership and Management

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Faculty Website:  Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Education Leadership and Management
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BEd Hons in Education Leadership and Management
Programme Code: H5ELMP

Medium of Facilitation: Online (In partnership with Higher Ed Partners SA)
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 98821

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Campus: Online

Contacts: 0800 233 723 (toll-free)

Duration of Study: Please refer to

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The B Ed Honours in Education Leadership and Management is intended to prepare students for research-based studies in the field of education leadership and management. Students should develop the capacity to analyse research methodology and techniques of education research in schools and communities and to conduct and report, under supervision, on their research in order to prepare them for research-based postgraduate studies. Furthermore, the aim is to advance enquiry into and reflect on findings from research on leadership and management practice. It serves to consolidate and deepen the student’s knowledge of leadership and management theories and perspectives, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques in this field. It will enable students to develop intellectual, theoretical and disciplinary knowledge of and insight into theories, concepts and practices in education leadership and management. The purpose is to ensure that students will broaden their knowledge, which will enable them to reflect critically on and evaluate their experiences, performance and progress, and to be able to transfer and apply skills and knowledge to different contexts.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirement for this programme will adhere to the University of Johannesburg’s Admission and Selection Policy, which is current at the time of registration for this programme.

Requirements for consideration into a Bachelor of Education Honours in Education Leadership and Management include:
– A four-year professional teaching degree on NQF level 7 OR an appropriate Bachelor’s degree and a professional teaching qualification (on NQF level 7) or a four-year professional teaching qualification(s) as well as an Advanced Diploma in a cognate sub-field of Education (on NQF level 7).AND A minimum average of 65% for the previous degree.

Students who do not have the required 65% on the average marks for the previous qualification but have an average between 60% and 64% will be considered, only if there are places in the programme, and upon the decision of the HOD and/ Programme co-ordinator. Teaching and leadership experience will be taken into consideration in this case.

Selection Process

Students who apply for this degree may undergo a selection process which can include a personal interview, a panel interview and/or a written submission. The following will be taken into account&%2358; previous academic achievement and evidence of the necessary academic reading and writing skills to become a competent researcher of education leadership and management.
Applicants with 2-4 years of classroom/field experience (as a qualified professional) will be given preference in the selection process. This is due to the need in the programme modules for the application of theory to the candidate’s own practical organisation experience.
Required documentation to be supplied to the relevant department involved in the selections process.
A certified academic record and a certified copy of the highest qualification obtained.
An updated and detailed CV.
Proof of work experience.
ID/ Passport for international students.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
A panel of selected UJ staff members will determine, on an individual basis, the competence of prospective students who apply for RPL. In determining an applicant’s competence against the relevant exit level outcomes, this panel will do one or more of the following&%2358; Verify the standard/quality of an applicant’s prior qualifications; Ask for and assess a portfolio containing examples of the applicant’s work in the field of education, training and development; Conduct individual interviews with applicants to discuss the results of the evidence collection process.
Meeting the Faculty’s minimum requirements for a particular programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that programme. Specific selection criteria maybe applied within the required Enrolment Management Plan as the University has a specific number of places available as approved by DHET.

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