Faculty of Educational Sciences

Department of Mathematics, Natural & Consumer Sciences Education

 Campus: Mthatha Zamakulungisa

Admission Requirements

Bachelors’ endorsement with NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for Mathematics and 4 (50 – 59%) for either Life Sciences, Physical Sciences or Geography provided two of them will not be taken as major. The ones that will not be taken as a major may be 3 (40 – 49%). A requirement for all the majors to be taken is at least 4 (50- 59%). NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other two or three school subjects

OR

A Matric Exemption in Senior Certificate with E (HG) or D (SG) Mathematics.

  Duration

The duration of study for the degree shall extend over a minimum period of four years of study.

  DETERMINATION OF YEAR OF STUDY AND PROGRESSION RULES (IN ALL BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMMES)

 

  • A student shall be deemed to be in the second year of study when he/she has passed two thirds (2/3) of the modules/courses prescribed for this year of study, inclusive of the two major
  • A student shall be deemed to be in the third year of study when he/she has passed both majors at first level (e.g. Mathematics I done in the second year of study), SBE and any 2 modules/courses prescribed for this year of
  • A student shall be deemed to be in the fourth year of study when he/she has passed all the module/course prescribed for 1st to 3rd
  • In order to qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must pass all the prescribed modules/courses for the BEd
    • A student who has not passed or completed the first level of the major subject (see the second bullet above) will not be allowed register for Curriculum Studies and School Based Expeience (SBE) in that teaching
    • A student who fails a module at any level will not be allowed to register for the next level of that module until the previous levels are

    A student must have completed all the modules/courses/subjects done in Year I; II and III, i.e requirements of the previous years, before he/she can register for the 4th year School Based Experience (SBE) and the Research Paper. With the following exception: A student who failed one or two semester modules; OR one year module may be allowed to register those modules concurrently with SBE Level IV on  condition  that  the student takes full responsibility for the registered module/s (in terms of class attendance and assessment).

     

    School Based Experience (SBE) (in all Bachelor of Education Programmes)

     

    School-based experience comprises 25% of the curriculum. This works out to a total of 120 credits.  SBE extends  over 2 weeks of observation in the second year, 5 weeks teaching in the third year and six (6) months teaching in   the fourth year of study.

       B Ed (FET): Consumer Science

    • Admission Requirements

     Bachelors’ endorsement with NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in any four NSC  subjects, one  of which should be from the Service Learning Field (Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies, Tourism) and will be taken  as a Major, together with one other subject from the same Field, for the programme. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other school subject

    OR

    A Matric exemption with a pass in one or two of: Consumer Studies/Hospitality, Home Economics and Needlework/ Textiles and Clothing or Tourism or a recognized equivalent e.g. N4 in the relevant instructional offerings.  A  candidate must pass at least two approved languages, one of them being English. At least one of these languages in addition to a further instructional offering must be passed at HG (NQF4).

       Duration

    The duration of study for the degree shall extend over a minimum period of four years of study.