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Faculty Website: Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Science and Technology Education (SCITECHED)
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MEd in ICT in Education (Coursework)
Programme Code: M5DTEP
Medium of Facilitation: Online (In partnership with Higher Ed Partners SA)
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
The purpose of the MEd (Information and Communication Technology) is to strengthen and deepen the specialist advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills in ICT use in Education that experienced practitioners have, or practitioners with an NQF-8 level educational or human resources development qualification in order to prepare them to take leadership positions as teacher specialists, subject heads or at the micro (e.g. school), meso (e,g. provincial) or macro (national) levels. This qualification will develop specialised competence and evidence-based practices, subsequent to advanced reflection, in the context of current trends, TPACK, as they present in the dynamic and ever changing discipline of ICT in Education. The proposed curriculum spans both theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, with hands-on skills development. Both these dimensions are essential in the professional development of students in ICT in Education. Students will develop sufficient academic understanding on current developments in the teaching of ICT Innovation in Education. They will further gain eco-systemic insight into the developments in the discipline. Finally, the purpose of the qualification is to capacitate students to conduct ethical independent research in ICT in Education under the supervision of qualified staff members.
For the admission options as stated below, a 65% average in the preceding NQF-level 8 qualification (or equivalent) is required for admission to the programme.
Prospective students will need to have obtained a previous qualification at the “Honours” level of Education, or related discipline (e.g. Human Resource Development). Non-South African students need to apply to SAQA for verification of the equivalence of the entry qualification prior to applying for this programme.
Applying candidates must be in possession of a Level 8 qualification, i.e. a Bachelor of Education Honours degree or a level 8 professional Bachelor’s degree or a relevant Honours degree. A Postgraduate Diploma in Education may be recognized in meeting the Level 9 cognate Master of Education degree qualification programme, as long as it meets the HEQSF research requirement of at least 30 credits. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator and another disciplinary expert in the field of specialisation, ICT in Education. A reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration.
Prospective candidates will have obtained an appropriate honours degree and a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification, plus work experience in the field of specialisation, ICT in Education. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator and another disciplinary expert in the field of specialisation. A reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration.
Prospective qualifying candidates may, based on extensive and verifiable experience in the discipline ICT in Education, such which may be commensurate with the level and scope of exit-level outcomes at the NQF-level 8 within the discipline, inclusive of appropriate research methodological knowledge and skills, may apply for recognition of prior learning, within institutional policy guidelines. Students, who are admitted through alternative pathways outlined in this paragraph (d) without underpinning teaching qualifications, must note that the Master of Education will not be recognised for employment in education.