Thinking about a teaching career at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)? Here’s everything you need to know about the admission requirements for UJ’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) courses. Whether you’re aiming to teach young children in the foundation phase or older students in high school, UJ offers various programs to suit your goals.

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Admission Requirements for BEd Teaching Courses

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Education (BEd) programs at UJ, you’ll need:

  • A valid National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission for degree purposes.
  • Minimum APS of 26, excluding Life Orientation.
  • A Bachelor’s degree endorsement. Note that meeting the minimum entry requirements doesn’t guarantee admission.
  • Preliminary admission based on your final Grade 11 results, with final admission based on your Grade 12 results.

For those with a National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4, the requirements include:

  • Three fundamental subjects between 60-69%, including English as the language of learning and teaching.
  • Three vocational subjects from the designated list between 70-79%.

For applicants holding the National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA) or the Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)), the B-degree endorsement is required, and the admission process involves the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee for recommendations.



BEd Degree Course Requirements

#1: Foundation Phase Teaching (Grade R-3)

  • Qualification Code: B5BFPQ
  • Minimum APS: 26
  • English: Home language 5 (60%) or additional language 6 (70%)
  • Mathematics: 3 (40%) or Mathematical Literacy 5 (60%)

This program prepares you to become an educator focusing on primary school teaching. The coursework is designed to provide a solid foundation in teaching methods, child development, and early education principles. Imagine teaching young learners to read and write for the first time and seeing their eyes light up with understanding.

#2: Intermediate Phase Teaching (Grade 4-7)

  • Qualification Code: B5BITQ
  • Minimum APS: 26
  • English: Home language 5 (60%) or additional language 6 (70%)
  • Mathematics: 3 (40%) or Mathematical Literacy 5 (60%)
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Focusing on teaching students in the intermediate phase, this program equips you to handle the transition years where students move from foundational learning to more complex subjects. Think about guiding students through the exciting challenges of science and social studies.

#3: Senior Phase and Further Education and Training (Grade 8-12)

  • Various specialization options include Life Orientation Psychology, Business and Management Studies, and Language Education.

Life Orientation Psychology

  • Qualification Code: B5LOPQ
  • Minimum APS: 26
  • English: Home language 5 (60%) or additional language 6 (70%)

For those interested in high school teaching, this program focuses on psychological and social aspects of student development. Consider supporting students through their teenage years, helping them navigate both academic and personal challenges.

Business and Management Studies

  • Qualification Code: B5BSAQ, B5BSBQ, B5BSEQ
  • Minimum APS: 26
  • English: Home language 5 (60%) or additional language 6 (70%)
  • Mathematics: 4 (50%) for Accounting and Business Management; not applicable for Economics

These specializations prepare you to teach subjects like accounting, business management, and economics. Imagine inspiring future entrepreneurs and business leaders in your classroom.

Language Education

  • Qualification Code: B5LAEQ, B5LAFQ, B5LAZQ, B5LASQ
  • Minimum APS: 26
  • English: Home language 5 (60%) or additional language 6 (70%)
  • Additional language requirements for Afrikaans, IsiZulu, and Sepedi.

This program is perfect for those passionate about languages and teaching them to high school students. Picture yourself helping students master a new language and appreciate diverse cultures.

UJ’s Bachelor of Education programs are comprehensive and designed to prepare you for various teaching careers. Whether you’re drawn to the excitement of teaching young children in their formative years or the challenge of educating high school students, UJ has a program to fit your aspirations. By meeting the entry requirements and successfully completing these programs, you’ll be well-equipped to make a significant impact in the field of education.