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Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching at Wits

Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching at Wits: Completion of the BEd (Intermediate Phase Teaching) qualifies graduates to teach grades 4 – 7

Qualification: BEd


Duration: 4 years

SchoolWits School of Education

Study mode: Full-time

The BEd qualifies you to teach in any school in South Africa and to register with the South African Council of Educators (SACE).

The programme requires every graduate to be able to teach competently across a range of subjects – including English, additional languages and Mathematics. Students specialising in the Intermediate Phase are also trained to teach:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • The Arts
  • Life Skills
  • Economic Management Sciences

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Subject Modules

  • Education IA AND IB
  • Mathematics for Primary School Teachers I
  • Literacy for Primary School Teachers I
  • Social Sciences I
  • Becoming a Teacher A AND B
  • English I
  • Teaching Experience IA/IB

For students unable to demonstrate conversational competence in Sesotho, IsiZulu or South African Sign Language select a course from the following:

  • IsiZulu (Conversational Competence)
  • Sesotho (Conversational Competence)
  • South African Sign Language (Conversational Competence)
  • Education II
  • Mathematics for Primary School Teachers II
  • Teaching Experience II

Select a language course from the following:

  • isiZulu
  • IsiZulu Additional Language
  • Sesotho
  • Sesotho Additional Language
  • South African Sign Language

Select a teaching course from the following:

  • Natural Science
  • Social Sciences I

Select a course corresponding to courses selected in the First year:

• Teaching Natural Sciences (Intermediate Phase) A AND B


• Teaching Social Sciences (Intermediate Phase) A AND B

  • Education III
  • Mathematics for Primary School Teachers III
  • Teaching Home Language in the Intermediate Phase III
  • Teaching Experience IIIA AND B
  • Life Skills I: Arts for Teachers
  • Education IV
  • Mathematics for Primary School Teachers IV
  • Teaching Additional Language for Primary School Teachers IV
  • Life Skills II: Personal, Social and Physical wellbeing
  • Economics and Financial Literacy
  • Being a Teacher
  • Teacher Experience IV A AND B

Select one elective from the following:

  • ICT Literacy
  • Fun with Choir
  • Physical Activity in Sports in Schools
  • School-Based Support
  • Learning in and through Art
  • Learning in and through Drama

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

APS 36+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language  Level 5

Mathematics Level 4


Maths Literacy Level 5


Technical Mathematics Level 5


Applicants with an entry requirement of at least 31-35 APS points are 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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