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TEACHER EDUCATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching

Choose from the following specialisations:
(ONE from the Senior Phase and ONE from the Further Education and Training)

 

SENIOR PHASE

Teaching Afrikaans First Additional Language, Teaching Afrikaans Home Language, Teaching Creative Arts, Teaching Economic and Management Sciences, Teaching English First Additional Language, Teaching English Home Language, Teaching Hebrew Second Additional Language, Teaching isiZulu First Additional Language, Teaching isiZulu Home Language, Teaching Life Orientation, Teaching Mathematics, Teaching Natural Sciences, Teaching Sepedi Home Language, Teaching Social Sciences and Teaching Technology

FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Teaching Accounting, Teaching Afrikaans First Additional Language, Teaching Afrikaans Home Language, Teaching Agricultural Science, Teaching Business Studies, Teaching Computer Applications Technology, Teaching Dramatic Arts, Teaching Engineering Graphics and Design, Teaching English First Additional Language, Teaching English Home Language, Teaching Geography, Teaching Hebrew Second Additional Language, Teaching History, Teaching Information Technology, Teaching isiZulu First Additional Language, Teaching isiZulu Home Language, Teaching Life Orientation, Teaching Life Sciences, Teaching Mathematics, Teaching Maths Literacy, Teaching Music, Teaching Physical Science, Teaching Sepedi Home Language, Teaching Tourism and Teaching Visual Arts

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

1 Year (full-time) | 2 Year (part-time) | 18 Month (part-time)

Minimum Credits:

128

NQF Level:

7

SAQA:

117852

MODE:

Distance Learning

CAMPUS:

Distance Learning

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

The STADIO Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching will equip graduates with educational theory and methodology to teach the required subject content knowledge and enable them to demonstrate competence and responsibility as academically and professionally qualified beginner teachers. The PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) accredits a professional teaching programme that ‘caps’ an undergraduate degree or an approved diploma. It offers entry-level initial professional preparation for undergraduate degree or diploma holders who wish to develop focused knowledge and skills as classroom teachers in one chosen subject in the Senior Phase and one chosen subject in the Further Education and Training (FET). To this end, the qualification requires a specific depth and specialisation of knowledge, together with practical skills and teaching experience to enable successful students to apply their learning as beginner teachers in schools in varying contexts.

The programme will build on subject knowledge content, together with the principles, practices and methods of teaching, and workplace experience, to enable successful students to apply their learning as beginner teachers to implement the National Curriculum Statements. They will have a wide range of theoretical understanding, competencies and practical skills to deal with a diverse range of learners in schools in a wide range of learning situations and contexts. They will reflect critically on their own practice and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in both an academic and professional teaching environment.
The PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) will allow the student who completes the qualification successfully to be registered with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) as a fully qualified educator with sound knowledge and expertise in one subject in the Senior Phase and one in the FET.

 

SCHOOL-BASED TEACHING PRACTICE

Teaching practice is an integral part of teacher education that provides you with the opportunity to experience the excitement of a classroom environment and contributes to your professional development as a future teacher. Teaching practice is compulsory in the Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme. Various teaching practice assessment methods are used during this time to evaluate the student, including reports from the school, the School of Education (SOE) teaching practice assessor, the school mentors, and your eventual Portfolio of Evidence. In addition, the SOE monitors and verifies the placement of all students at schools.

It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for leave from an employer for the required number of weeks for teaching practice in schools. A student can only commence with teaching practice once the school placement has been verified by the Teaching Practice Department of SOE.

Please note the following:
You have to complete the 10 weeks of TP in a school under the supervision of mentor teachers as part of your study. You are required to attend the school from Monday to Friday for the full duration of the school day and assist with assigned extra curricular activities.
Transport costs to and from schools are to the account of the student.

 

If you are already employed at a school, your school must meet our minimum requirement, if you don’t have a suitably qualified mentor
teacher(s) in your school who can act as a mentor teacher, you will have to spend your teaching practice weeks in another school. If you
are employed in a school you are required to provide a letter of employment from the school to the Teaching Practice Department.

The compulsory ten-week school-based teaching practice component in the one year full-time programme consists of the following:

  • Five consecutive weeks in a school in semester one

  • Five consecutive weeks in a school in semester two

 

The compulsory ten-week school-based teaching practice component in the two year part-time programme consists of the following:

  • Five consecutive weeks in a school in semester one of year one

  • Five consecutive weeks in a school in semester two of year two

 

The compulsory ten weeks school-based teaching practice component in the 18 month part-time programme consists of the following:

  • Five consecutive weeks in a school in semester two of the programme

  • Five consecutive weeks in a school in semester three of the programme

 

Students are required to teach in all their registered subject specialisations in the Senior Phase (grades 7 – 9) and Further Education
and Training Phase (grades 10 – 12).

 

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Once you have passed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching, you may continue your studies towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Education or pursue a Bachelor of Education Honours degree or an Advanced Diploma in Education. For more information, please contact STADIO.

 

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING

Out of sight does not equal out of mind at STADIO! 

  • C4SS - CENTRE FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

The Centre for Student Success supports students with academic, psychological and financial wellness.

  • SAS - STUDENT ADMINISTRATION & SUPPORT

Student Administration & Support is the first port of call for all student queries and requests, they can channel your requests to the right individuals.

  • THE BUDDY PROGRAMME

The Buddy programme exists to help students to adjust to the demands of the programme and studying at STADIO.

Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION IN SENIOR PHASE AND FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING TEACHING ARE: 

 

  • an appropriate 360 credit National Diploma (NQF Level 6); OR

  • an appropriate Bachelor's degree (NQF Level 6/7).

An appropriate diploma or degree will include sufficient disciplinary learning in appropriate academic fields to enable the development of subject specialisations. To be eligible for particular school subject specialisations in the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching), students must have passed at least one of the desired school subjects at second year or NQF Level 6 for the Senior Phase and the other desired school subject at third year or NQF Level 7 for the Further Education and Training.

Please note that Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) qualifications do not enable entry into the PGCE programme. In addition, a prospective student’s conversational competence in an African Language and competence in ICT will be assessed at the outset and, if necessary, students will be required to register for additional modules to reach the required levels of competence.

 

Teaching Specialisations in the Senior Phase (SP):
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language

  • Afrikaans Home Language

  • Creative Arts

  • Economic and Management Sciences

  • English First Additional Language

  • English Home Language

  • Teaching Hebrew Second Additional Language

  • isiZulu First Additional Language

  • isiZulu Home Language

  • Life Orientation

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Sciences

  • Sepedi Home Language

  • Social Sciences

  • Technology

 

Teaching Specialisations in the Further Education and Training (FET):
  • Accounting 

  • Afrikaans First Additional Language

  • Afrikaans Home Language

  • Agricultural Science

  • Business Studies 

  • Computer Applications Technology 

  • Dramatic Arts

  • Engineering Graphics and Design

  • English First Additional Language

  • English Home Language

  • Geography

  • Teaching Hebrew Second Additional Language

  • History

  • Information Technology

  • isiZulu First Additional Language

  • isiZulu Home Language

  • Life Orientation

  • Life Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Maths Literacy

  • Music

  • Physical Science

  • Sepedi Home Language

  • Tourism

  • Visual Arts

 

Your choice of electives is based on the subjects you have studied in your Bachelor’s degree or 360 credit National Diploma. To be eligible for particular school subject specialisations in the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching), students must have passed at least one of the desired school subjects or subject/s aligned to that school subject at second year or NQF Level 6 for the Senior Phase and the other desired school subject or subject/s aligned to that school subject at third year or NQF Level 7 for the Further Education and Training band.

Please study carefully the admission requirements of the specialisations which have been outlined in Appendix 1 before you choose your electives. The choice of teaching specialisations must be approved by the relevant academic authority structures. You will be advised which electives have been approved - it is important to note that your choice may not be approved and the academic approvers may advise alternative electives.

 

You may download the Appendix HERE and submit upon application.

In addition, applicants will be required to submit a Teaching Affidavit with their application. You may download it HERE and submit upon application.

COURSE CURRICULUM

COMPULSORY MODULES 

  • Education Studies 1 & 2

  • Teaching Practice PGCE 1 & 2

  • Teaching Specialisation in the Senior Phase (SP) 1 & 2

  • Teaching Specialisation in the Further Education in Training (FET) 1 & 2

ELECTIVES

  • End-User Computing

EUC152 is compulsory for student who do not have proven computer literacy based on prior study or if diagnostic testing demonstrates a need to register for this module. Proof of the required competence (through prior learning) in the form of relevant supporting documents must be submitted by the student. Please note that students who do have the relevant competence and would like to still take this module are welcome to do so.

  • Language Conversational isiXhosa OR Language Conversational isiZulu OR Language Conversational Sepedi OR Language Conversational Setswana

This is compulsory for students who do not have the relevant competence in an African Language at conversational level. Students who have the relevant competence in an African Language at conversational level will be exempt from taking any one of the above modules at conversational level. Proof of the required competence (through prior learning) in the form of relevant supporting documents will need to be submitted by the student.

 

RULES OF PROGRESSION

To complete the qualification the student must successfully complete the following modules:

  • Education Studies 1 and 2 – Compulsory

  • Teaching Practice PGCE 1 and 2 – Compulsory

Students must register for Teaching Practice PGCE 1 before Teaching Practice PGCE 2

  • Teaching specialisation in the Senior Phase 1 and 2 – Elective

Students must register for Teaching Specialisation Senior Phase 1 before Teaching Specialisation Senior Phase 2

  • Teaching specialisation in the FET 1 and 2 – Elective

Students must register for Teaching Specialisation FET 1 before Teaching Specialisation FET 2

  • Computer literacy endorsement: Students graduating with a PGCE must be computer literate. A student will register for the module End-User Computing EUC152 if he or she does not have proven computer literacy based on:

    • prior study (Senior Certificate subject or Computer Applications Technology or Information Technology or an appropriate ICT module studied as part of a post-schooling qualification or an appropriate official short course); or

    • diagnostic testing (at one of SOE campuses or accredited assessment sites).

Students can also take the initiative to obtain the necessary computer literacy competence before applying for a PGCE or while registered for the PGCE. Completed certified courses/modules related to computer literacy will be considered.

  • Language endorsement: Students graduating with a PGCE must have conversational language competence in an African language.

    A student will have to register for an African language conversational module if he or she does not have proven language conversational competency based on:
    • prior study (Senior Certificate subject or appropriate language studied as part of a post-schooling qualification); or

    • diagnostic testing (at one of SOE campuses or accredited assessment sites).

Students have a choice of an optional second teaching specialisation in either the Senior Phase or FET Band. Students who choose to register for the optional second teaching specialisation will therefore complete three (3) teaching specialisation modules. Students will also have to teach all three specialisations whilst on teaching practice. The choice of an optional second teaching specialisation will depend on the availability of the modules and the module schedule i.e. no clashes between modules.

Students must pass all modules in order to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching qualification. The pass mark for each module is 50%.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training) will allow the student who completes the qualification successfully to be registered with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) as a fully qualified specialist subject teacher with sound knowledge and expertise in one subject in the Senior Phase and one subject in the FET. 

 

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