Wanting to become a teacher? Studying teaching is definitely worth it as you can teach future leaders and innovators.
South Africa has many places for you to go to become qualified. Here is where you can study to become a teacher in South Africa.
The University of South Africa, or what we all call Unisa offers Teaching qualifications to study through their open distance learning method, which is a combination of online and self study. If you're thinking of studying teaching at Unisa, you are then going to be opened to a world of possibilities.
Unisa offers a wide range of Teaching courses ranging from Higher Certificates to Postgraduate courses.
University of the Western Cape
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) offers teaching as part of the Faculty of Education as well as their Faculty of Arts.
Through their Faculty of Education, you can get a Bachelor of Education which will take you four years to complete. Through the Faculty of Arts, you will get a normal Bachelor of Arts degree and following that, you would need to do a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) to be qualified to teach.
University of the Witwatersrand
Wits, or as it's formally known, the University of the Witwatersrand has a School of Education where you can study towards the following qualifications: Bachelor of Education, Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), Postgraduate Diploma in Deaf Education (PGDip) and postgraduate Education degrees as well.
From its early years, a feature of tuition at Wits is the close integration of formal studies with practical teaching experience. This ensures that teaching theory was always fully informed by classroom praxis.
University of Johannesburg
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is another place in South Africa where you can study teaching. Their teaching courses are offered through their Faculty of Education.
UJ offers Bachelor of Education, Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) as well as postgraduate education degrees. They offer Initial Professional Education of Teachers Programmes, Continuous Professional Development of Teachers Programmes as well as Masters and Doctoral Programmes in the Faculty.
Tshwane University of Technology
Another option to study teaching at is Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). They offer the following courses: Bachelor in Education, Advanced Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teaching, Advanced Certificate in Education as well as other postgraduate qualifications.
TUT's School of Education provides studies in aspects of education that are implicated in the Education, Training and Development through its four Departments, namely Educational Foundation, with focus on the fundamentals of education, training and development of theories related to educational studies.
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has their Faculty of Education which offers a four-year Bachelor of Education qualification. They also offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, the Advanced Certificate in Education, and Honours, Master’s and doctoral degrees.
CPUT's Faculty is said to be the biggest teacher education provider in the Western Cape, with students from all over the country.
University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town (UCT) offers various teaching qualifications: Advanced Certificate in Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Higher Education Studies Programmes, PGDip in Educational Technology and a Bachelor in Education Honours.
UCT only offers postgraduate teaching qualifications through their School of Education. The School is committed to being an inclusive department and fosters a community of practice for both students are staff.
At Stellenbosch University (SU), you will find their Faculty of Education to be worthwhile.
The Education Faculty offers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualifications such as the Bachelor of Education and the Bachelor of Education Honours. They also offer Master's and Doctoral degrees.
If you're located in Eastern Cape and you want to study Teaching, Rhodes University (RU) might be where you end up. RU offers teaching through their Faculty of Education.
Within this faculty, they offer teaching programmes such as BEd, PGCE and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education, as well as other postgrad degrees.
Central University of Technology
Several different types of Education-related qualifications are offered at the Central University of Technology (CUT) in their Faculty of Humanities.
Through their Educational and Professional Studies Department, you can study their Bachelor of Education. Under their Department of Postgraduate Studies in Education, they offer the following courses: PGCE, Doctor in Education, Master of Education and Educational Management.
Vaal University of Technology
Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is one of the many places you can study in South Africa to become a teacher. VUT's The Department of Education falls under it's Faculty of Human Sciences.
They offer the following programmes: Bachelor of Education (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PG Dip HE).
University of Venda
The University of Venda (Univen) has a School of Education which offers a Bachelor of Education: FET. The degree prepares teachers who qualify to teach at both Senior Phases, and Further Education and Training (FET) band.
Univen also has a department of Early Childhood Education where you can get the following qualifications: Bachelor of Education in Foundation phase and postgraduate qualifications.
University of Zululand
At the University of Zululand (Unizulu), you can study teaching through their Faculty of Education where they offer various qualifications including a Bachelor of Education and PGCE.
They aim to provide high quality education, training and support to students from diverse backgrounds using best practices in a caring and stimulating environment, incorporating the culture of research, partnerships and community engagement.
University of Kwazulu-Natal
The School of Education at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) is the largest School in the College of Humanities at the University.
UKZN's School of Education is made up of the following six clusters: Science and Technology Education, Mathematics and Computer Science Education, Social Sciences Education, Education Studies, Education, Development, Leadership and Management and Language, Arts and Media Education.
Durban University of Technology
Durban University of Technology (DUT) offers a Bachelor of Education qualification with their School of Education.
On completion of the BEd [FET] you may apply to the DoE which controls National Education or choose to be employed at a private Institution. Graduates may also enrol for further study eg. BEd [Hons] study.
North West University
The Faculty of Education at North West University (NWU) is now the largest provider of contact and open distance learning in South Africa, with one course being offered being the Bachelor of Education.
NWU has different Education departments: School of Psycho-Social Education, School of Languages for Education, School of Professional Studies in Education, School of Commerce and Social Studies in Education and the School of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology Education.
Nelson Mandela University
Nelson Mandela University (NMU) offers Education qualifications with their Faculty of Education. Education qualifications at NMU range from Certificates and Diplomas right up to Doctoral Degrees.
Studying for your teaching degree in the School for Initial Teacher Education at South Campus and/or Missionvale Campus provides the opportunity to meet and work with students from other teaching specialisations and from other faculties, to connect with academic staff as teachers and researchers, to use the first class facilities and to enjoy the rigour of intellectual discipline in a relaxed atmosphere.
University of Fort Hare
The University of Fort Hare (UFH) offers Teaching through their Faculty of Education. The following qualifications are offers: BEd as well as Postgrad eduation qualifications.
Walter Sisulu University
With Walter Sisulu University's (WSU) Faculty of Education, you can get your qualification in Teaching. WSU offers a Bachelor of Education (FET) qualification as well as Postgrad qualifications.
The University wants to expand the range of teacher education programmes that address the needs of all the school phases in the education system.
University of Pretoria
The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria (UP) prides itself on being a multi-racial and culturally diverse environment for learning. UP's programmes are strengthened by our partnership with the Department of Basic Education, as well as other departments and faculties within the University.
Within UP's Faculty of Education, they have multiple qualifications: Bachelor of Education (BEd): Foundation Phase Teaching, BEd Intermediate Phase Teaching, BEd Senior and Further Education and Training Phase Teaching and Higher Certificate in Sport Science Education.
University of Limpopo
The University of Limpopo's (UL) School of Education consists of three departments: Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Educational Studies and Language and Social Sciences Education.
The School offers two various qualifications in Education. From Bachelors in Education, Advanced Certificates to Doctoral degrees.
University of Mpumalanga
At the University of Mpumalanga (UMP), you have the option to study teaching through their Faculty of Education which offers a Bachelor of Education course. UMP also offers a Post-Graduate Masters Programme.
The Faculty of Education is committed to producing competent, principled teacher graduates who make an impact in the schools where they choose to lead by serving.
Sol Plaatje University
Sol Plaatje University (SPU) has a School of Education through which they offer a Bachelor of Education qualification. These qualifications are also suitable for expertise in education-related careers such as training officials.
SPU also offers Postgraduate qualifications.
University of the Free State
The Faculty of Education at the University of the Free State (UFS) offers BEd and postgrad qualifications.
TVET Colleges offer Education and Development National Certificate (Vocational), Educare and Early Childhood Development courses.