On this page, we list the requirements for all the teaching qualifications at TUT

If you’re interested in pursuing a teaching career at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), there are specific academic requirements you’ll need to meet depending on the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program you wish to enter. Below is a comprehensive guide to these requirements, sorted by program and specializations.

General Requirements for All Teaching Programs at TUT

To qualify for any teaching program at TUT, you must meet the following baseline educational criteria:



Specific BEd (Teaching) Programs

Each program has its own APS requirement and is offered at particular campuses. Here’s what you need to know:

BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching)

  • Campus: Soshanguve North Campus
  • APS Requirement: Minimum of 25, excluding Life Orientation.

BEd (Intermediate Phase Teaching)

  • APS Requirement: Minimum of 25, excluding Life Orientation.

BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching)

  • APS Requirement: Minimum of 28, excluding Life Orientation.

Specializations within BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching)

  • Information Technology
    • APS Requirement: Minimum of 28, excluding Life Orientation.
  • Mathematics
    • APS Requirement: Minimum of 24, excluding Life Orientation.
  • Physical Education
    • APS Requirement: Minimum of 28, excluding Life Orientation.
  • Sciences
    • APS Requirement: Minimum of 28, excluding Life Orientation.
  • Technology
    • APS Requirement: Minimum of 28, excluding Life Orientation.
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Points to Consider

  • APS Calculation: The APS is a tool used by many institutions to convert your school subjects’ grades into a score that determines if you meet the entry requirements.
  • Subject Choices: It’s important to ensure that your high school subject choices align with the requirements of the specific BEd specialization you’re interested in.

This guide should provide you with a clear understanding of what’s expected academically for future educators looking to join TUT. Make sure your application aligns with these requirements to improve your chances of acceptance into the program of your choice.

FAQs

Can I study teaching with 18 APS at TUT?

No, you cannot study teaching at TUT with an APS of 18. The minimum APS requirement for teaching programs at TUT is 25 for the BEd (Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase Teaching) programs and 28 for the BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) programs.

The APS (Admission Points Score) system at TUT is a critical measure to assess if applicants meet the entry-level requirements. With an APS of 18, it falls significantly below the threshold required for admission into any of the teaching programs offered. It’s advisable to improve your grades to meet the necessary criteria or consider alternative educational paths that align with your current APS.

How many points are needed for teaching at TUT?

For teaching at TUT, a minimum of 25 APS points is required for the BEd (Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase Teaching) programs, and at least 28 APS points for the BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) programs.

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These point requirements ensure that candidates are adequately prepared for the academic challenges of a teaching degree. The APS calculation excludes Life Orientation and is based on the best six subjects, emphasizing the importance of performing well across a broad range of subjects, including English and Mathematics.

Does TUT accept Level 3 in English?

No, TUT does not accept Level 3 in English for admission into its teaching programs. Applicants must achieve at least a 50% mark (APS of 4) in English, whether it is Home Language or First Additional Language.

English proficiency is crucial for teaching programs because it ensures that students can effectively communicate, comprehend, and engage with the curriculum. A Level 3, which translates to a lower percentage, might not equip students with the necessary language skills required for successful studies and professional teaching practice.

What are the requirements for PGCE at TUT?

The requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at TUT include a relevant NQF level 7 qualification, such as a bachelor’s degree or an appropriate National Diploma.

The PGCE is designed for individuals who have completed undergraduate studies in fields other than education and wish to transition into teaching. This program focuses on pedagogical training and education theory, bridging the gap between their initial qualifications and a career in teaching. Applicants are also expected to meet specific subject content requirements depending on the phase of education they intend to specialize in, ensuring they can effectively teach their chosen subjects.