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Faculty Website: Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Education and Curriculum Studies
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education & Training Teaching) Sciences
Programme Code: A5NSSQ
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 7
NQF Credits: 120
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a professional teaching programme that `caps’ an undergraduate degree or an approved diploma. It offers entry-level initial professional preparation for qualifying undergraduate degree or diploma holders who wish to develop focused knowledge and skills as classroom teachers in a chosen phase(s) and/or subject(s). The qualification requires a specific depth and specialisation of knowledge, together with practical skills and workplace experience, to enable successful students to apply their learning as beginner teachers in schools in varying contexts.
A first degree on an NQF Level 7 with a minimum of 360 credits, and two school related subjects, both at 3rd year level. OR An approved National Diploma on level 6 with a minimum of 360 credits from an accredited higher institution, and two school related subjects, one on 2nd year level and one on 3rd year level. The National N Diploma cannot be considered for admission to the PGCE.
- METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICUM (Senior Phase) Natural Sciences:
A combination of two of the following subjects from Life Sciences: one subject on 1st year university level and the other on 3rd year university level. Biology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Physiology AND subjects from Physical Sciences: Chemistry, Physics both at least on first year university level.
- METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICUM (FET) Life Sciences:
Botany and Zoology (both required at least on first year university level) in combination with one of the following: Biochemistry, Microbiology and Physiology. One on 1st year level and one on 3rd year university level.
A combination of Physics and Chemistry. One on first year university level and one on 3rd year university level.
Geography up to 3rd year university level (Geology is NOT accepted as an academic major)