The requirements for undertaking the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) B Ed . Through its initial teacher training programme the School of Education (SoE) at UKZN strives to prepare teachers who are caring, accountable and critically reflective about the who, what, how and why of teaching in a diversity of contexts. To this end the SoE offers an internationally recognised initial teacher education programmes (Bachelor of Education degrees) that qualifies you to teach in any school in South Africa. Increasingly the qualification is attracting students from neighbouring countries What is the BEd Programme? The BED programme is an initial teaching training programme over four years. The programme is a vocationally specific, professional degree that integrates, from the first year, both the academic study and the professional preparation required to be a teacher. Successful completion of the programme qualifies the student for registration with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) and for employment in South African schools as an educator at REQV level 14. In addition to serving as an initial qualification to teach, successful completion of the degree provides students with the opportunity to continue their study of education at a postgraduate level. Specializations offered There are three specialisation offered with the BED programme Foundation phase (grade1-3): specialising with: \tisiZulu (Home language or first additional language) \tEnglish (Home language or First additional language) \tLife Skills \tMathematics Intermediate phase (grades4-6) specialising with: \tMathematics and Social Sciences OR \tNatural Science/Technology and Social Science Senior (grade 7-9) and Further Education and training phase (Grade 10-12): specialising with one of the following 16 options \tFET Accounting and Senior phase Economic Management Science and Creative arts \tFET Accounting and senior phase Economic Management Science and Mathematics \tFET Computer Science and Senior phase Technology Education and Mathematics \tFET English and Senior phase English and Economic Management Science \tFET English and Senior phase English and Social Science \tFET History and Senior phase Social science and English \tFET History and Senior phase Social Science and isiZulu \tFET History and Senior phase Social Science and Life orientation \tFET Information Systems and Senior phase Technology and Economic Management Science \tFET Information Systems and Senior phase Technology and Mathematics \tFET isiZulu and Senior phase isiZulu and Economic Management Science \tFET isiZulu and Senior phase isiZulu and Social Science \tFET Life Sciences and Senior phase Natural sciences and Technology education \tFET Life Orientation and Senior phase Life orientation and Social sciences \tFET Mathematics and Senior phase Mathematics and Technology education \tFET Physical Sciences and Senior phase Natural sciences and Mathematics Entry requirements The table below reflects the specialisations and the requirements for each specialisation. SoE Programme Name CAO Code Entry Requirements APS Range Duration BEd (Foundation Phase) KN-E-BFP NSC-Bachelor’s Degree endorsement with English & Life Orientation 4; isiZulu 4, Mathematics 4 OR Math Literacy 5 and two subjects 3 28-48- 4 yrs BEd (Intermediate Phase) KN-E-BSP NSC- Bachelor’s Degree endorsement with English & Life Orientation 4;isiZulu level 4; Level 5 in any two of Maths, Maths Literacy, Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, History, Dramatic Arts, Geography, BEd (Senior Phase/Further Education & Training) KN-E-BSP/FET NSC- Bachelor’s Degree endorsement with English & Life Orientation 4; Level 5 in any two of Maths, Dramatic Arts, Geography , History, Accounting, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences Disclaimer: Due to limited space, fulfilling all the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee acceptance into a programme. Preliminary admission is based on the results obtained in the final Grade 11 examination. Final admission is based on the final Grade 12 results HOW TO APPLY Applications via the Central Applications Office (CAO) first semester (February) of an academic year (Grade 12s as well as undergraduate transfer students from other institutions) must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO). Obtain the CAO application form and CAO Handbook from the CAO on +27 (0)31 268 4444 or CAO’s website at www.cao.ac.za OR institutions OR high schools. For UKZN, write to email@example.com. The CAO also has an online application facility. The CAO Handbook provides information on programmes available as well as information on minimum requirements for application to specific programmes. Applicants are allowed six choices that must be listed in order of preference. Applicants pay one application fee only to the CAO, regardless of the number of institutions they apply to: Do not pay CAO application fees to UKZN and do not enclose cash. FUNDING Financial Aid? The tuition fee for 2019 was ± R38970, more accurate amounts may be obtained from the student fees department. Application for financial assistance can be done through: Edu-Loan (private financial company) on Client Services – 0860 555544 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme on (031) 260 3603. For further details contact the Funza Lushaka Administrator: Ms Linda Dlamini Office No. A146 – Main Building, School of Education, Edgewood Campus, Tel: +27 (0) 31 260 3208, E-mail: DlaminiL7@ukzn.ac.za However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.