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About the Honours Programme

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Bachelor of Education (Honours) 2012
Faculty of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal

The purpose of the B.Ed Hons
The central purpose of the degree is to provide a foundation for further academic study and research. It is designed to build the competence of expert educators, curriculum specialists, managers and educational researchers.
Entry requirements
You must have either an approved bachelor’s degree AND a one year teaching qualification OR a four-year teaching qualification;
PLUS A minimum average of 65% in your previous qualification. Students may be required to write an entrance test.
Students must be computer literate, or become computer literate during their first semester.
Specializations on offer
All students need to enter one of the following specializations:
• Adult Education (Pietermaritzburg)
• Curriculum Studies (Edgewood)
• Education Leadership, Management and Policy (Edgewood & Pietermaritzburg)
• Educational Psychology (Edgewood)
• Gender and Education (Edgewood)
• History Education (Edgewood)
• Language and Media Studies (Edgewood & Pietermaritzburg)
• Social Justice Education (PMB and Edgewood)
• Social Science Education (Edgewood)
• Science & Maths( Edgewood)
• Teacher Education and Professional Development (Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg)
• Technology Education(Edgewood)
• Education & Development(Pietermaritzburg)

PLEASE NOTE: Not all specialisations are offered every year.

Faculty of Education website: www.ukzn.ac.za
Structure of the qualification
The B.Ed Hons consists of Seven modules. It may be completed in one year fulltime (four modules per semester) or over two years part time (two modules per semester). Full time students may not have more than 20 hours paid employment per week.

All students must complete TWO compulsory modules:
• Understanding Research
• Independent Research project 32Cr

In addition, you will complete the modules that are required by your specialisation.

Delivery of the qualification
Lectures are offered at Edgewood mostly on weekdays from 16h00 – 18h00 and in PMB mostly on Saturdays or during school holidays (depending on the specialisation). You also will need to do a considerable amount of individual reading and independent study.

There are a range of assessment strategies including assignment, group work, practical demonstrations of professional competences, tests and written examination.

Applying for 2012
Applications forms are available from September. Selection will begin on 31 October 2011. You will be notified by the end of December. If you are selected, a R500 acceptance fee is payable by 15 Jan 2012 to secure your place.


For more information, contact:
Edgewood: Ms Bongi Bhengu
Tel (031) 260 3436; bhengu@ukzn.ac.za
Fax: (031) 260 7594

PMB: Ms Natasha Naidoo
Tel: (033) 260 6245; naidoona@ukzn.ac.za
Fax: (033) 260 5900 


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