MEd in Science Education (Coursework)

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Department of Science and Technology Education (SCITECHED), Faculty of Education
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Science and Technology Education (SCITECHED)
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MEd in Science Education (Coursework)
Programme Code: M5SCEQ
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Oct 31, 2022

Purpose

The primary purpose of this qualification is to enable qualifying students to develop knowledge and skills at an advanced level to function as critically-reflective, competent and accountable curriculum specialists and researchers in their fields of specialisation.

Career Opportunities

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

a) Prospective candidates will have obtained a BEd Hons.
OR
b) Prospective candidates will have obtained a suitable four-year professional bachelor’s degree plus a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification and work experience in the proposed field of specialisation. The Education knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the Head of Department and the subject expert in the proposed field of specialisation and a reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration.
OR
c) Prospective candidates will have obtained an appropriate honours degree and a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification, plus work experience in the proposed field of specialisation. The Education knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the Head of Department and the subject expert in the proposed field of specialisation and a reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration.
OR
d) For admission to the field of Philosophy of Education, prospective candidates will have obtained bachelor’s honours degree and work experience relevant to the proposed field of specialisation. The Education knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the Head of Department and the subject expert in the proposed field of specialisation and reading programme may be prescribed prior to registration

Selection Process

a) Academic performance&%2358; students need to have attained a minimum of 65% in their previous degree. If 65% was not attained prior learning and experience in the field may be taken into consideration. The Education knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the Head of Department and the subject expert in the proposed field of specialisation and a reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration.
b) Applicants’ proficiency to speak, read and write competently in the language of instruction will be assessed.

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