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Bachelor of Education: Foundation Phase Teaching at Wits

Bachelor of Education: Foundation Phase Teaching at Wits: This four-year programme is internationally recognised and qualifies graduates to teach grades R-3.

Qualification: BEd


Duration: 4 years

SchoolWits School of Education

Study mode: Full-time

Bachelor of Education: Foundation Phase Teaching, Programme Code: HFA00

The BEd qualifies you to teach in any school in South Africa and to register with the South African Council of Educators (SACE). A BEd from Wits provides career options in teaching or educational research. You can choose from three BEd degrees: Foundation Phase Teaching: Grades R-3; Intermediate Phase Teaching: Grades 4-7; Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching: Grades 8-12

While certain courses are compulsory for all BEd students, you can take other courses that prepare you to teach particular phases and teach subjects effectively to different age groups. All students undertake regular practical teaching experience during their studies.

Foundation Phase teachers help children develop a strong educational base and a love of learning. This includes teaching children to read and write and supporting them in developing their numeracy skills. It also means inviting children into enquiry-led explorations of their worlds through the interdisciplinary subject ‘Life skills’.

Entry Requirements

APS 36+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language  Level 5

Mathematics Level 4


Technical Mathematics Level 5


An APS of 31-35 may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Additional Selection Criteria

Preference is given to students with higher English results. Due to limited space, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to place availability, academic results, and other entry requirements, where applicable.

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