If you have both a love of learning and of children, this degree was created just for you. Welcome to teaching – one of the most satisfying careers available.
4 YEARS NQF Level 7

Programme Purpose

The purpose of this programme is:

  • To equip students with specialized knowledge, practical skills and competencies related to teaching Grade R to Grade three within the South African context.
  • To enhance the development of research skills, enable graduates to pursue postgraduate studies, and encourage lifelong learning.
  • To provide students with both theoretical knowledge and actual classroom experience in order for them to integrate their practice.

Qualifications Outcomes



Demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate teaching methods for specialized subjects in the Foundation Phase, including specific learning in Grade R through language, mathematics and life skills.



Understand the concept of curriculum design.



Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the role and purpose of assessment in the teaching and learning process, and be able to design and implement the assessment process.



Manage the classroom effectively and create an environment conducive to learning.

Graduate Attributes:

Considering the various stakeholders of the programme, this qualification will equip its graduates with skills which will enable them to function professionally within the context of the South African education system. Students who have successfully completed this qualification will demonstrate the ability to:
Apply knowledge of education and subject-related concepts, skills and values to create a learning environment that accommodates a diversity of learners and communicate effectively in this context.
Interpret, adapt and design appropriate learning materials for the teaching context, sequencing them with sensitivity to the needs of learners.
Read and examine academic and professional texts, as a foundation for pursuing the goal of continued professional development.
Understand the various modes of assessment and integrate assessment into their teaching.
Keep records of assessment results for, inter alia, diagnostic and course improvement purposes.
Select, justify and employ a range of teaching methodologies and assessment procedures appropriate to learners and contexts, in the phase, learning area(s) subject(s) or discipline they are required to work in.
Identify and solve problems showing that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking skills, have been made in interpreting, designing and managing the Foundation Phase.
Work effectively with others as a member of a teaching team, with learners and with parents and family members.

In order to contribute to the holistic personal development of each learner and social and economic development at large. It is the intention of this programme to make every graduate aware of the importance of:
1) Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
2) Participating as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities;
3) Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
4) Exploring educational and career opportunities; and
5) Developing entrepreneurial opportunities.

Further Studies:

Bachelor of Education (Honours): NQF Level: 8
Post-Graduate Diploma in Education: NQF Level 8
Advanced Diploma in Education: NQF Level 7

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates of our Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching degree will be able to work in the following environments:
Government Schools (national, provincial, local councils and government-related organisations such as universities, semi-government, etc.).
Independent Schools.
Home schooling positions.
And in self-employment, e.g. contractor, consultant, freelancer.


Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching

EDC 101 Pedagogy I Classroom Mgt. and V&D (12 credits)
EDC 102 Pedagogy II Curriculum (12 credits)
EDR 101 Reception Year Emergent Learning (12 credits)
EDP 102 Education I Philosophy of Education & Service (8 credits)
EDT 102 Practice Teaching I (8 credits)
EDC 201 Pedagogy III Teaching & Learning (8 credits)
EDA 202 Art (8 credits)
EDS 201 Natural Science & Technology (12 credits)
EDT 201 Practice Teaching IIA (12 credits)
EDT 202 Practice Teaching IIB (12 credits)
EDH 202 Education II History of Education (12 credits)
EHD 202 Handwriting (8 credits)
EDC 301 Pedagogy IV Barriers & Inclusion (12 credits)
EDS 301 Education III Sociology of Education (8 credits)
EDE 301 Education IV Educational Policy & Law (12 credits)
EDM 301 Music (8 credits)
EDO 301 Movement & Drama (4 credits)
EDT 301 Practice Teaching IIIA (16 credits)
EDT 302 Practice Teaching IIIB (16 credits)
EDC 401 Pedagogy V Assessment (12 credits)
EDD 402 Education V Contemporary Issues (8 credits)
EDT 401 Practice Teaching IVA (20 credits)
EDT 402 Practice Teaching IVB (20 credits)
EEG 403 Professional Ethics & Governance (8 credits)
AFR 102 Afrikaans I Additional Language (8 credits)
AFR 201 Afrikaans II Additional Language (12 credits)
AFR 301 Afrikaans III Method Additional Language (12 credits)
BHS 445 Research Methodology & Design (12 credits)
BHS 446 Research Project (8 credits)
ENG 145 English I Language & Grammar (8 credits)
ENG 345 English III Literature (8 credits)
ENE 244 English II Method Grade R (8 credits)
ENE 346 English 1st Additional Language I (8 credits)
ENE 347 English IV Method of English Grade 1 – 3 (12 credits)
ENG 445 English 1st Additional Language II (12 credits)
LAN 201 Xhosa Conversational Language (8 credits)
MTE 101 Mathematics I (12 credits)
MTE 102 Mathematics II (8 credits)
MTE 201 Mathematics III Method of Maths Grade R (12 credits)
MTE 202 Mathematics IV FP Maths Teaching (8 credits)
MTE 301 Mathematics V Method of Maths Grade 1 – 3 (12 credits)
PSY 102 Life Skills I (8 credits)
PSY 203 Life Skills II (8 credits)
PSY 302 Life Skills III Method (8 credits)
PSY 401 Educational Psychology I (8 credits)
PSY 402 Educational Psychology II (12 credits)
CPT 118 End User Computing I (8 credits)
ENG 144 Academic Writing for Education (8 credits)
HLD 122 Principles of Health (8 credits)
HLD 123 HIV/AIDS Education (4 credits)
REB 117 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment I (8 credits)
REB 217 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment II (8 credits)
REB 317 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment III (8 credits)