B.Ed At UL



B.Ed At UL, B.Ed. First Degree is a 480 credits qualification at NQF level 6. Norms and Standards for Educator (February 2000) specifies that:



The learner will have a strong practical, foundational and reflexive competence to make judgements in a wide variety of contexts.



B.Ed. First Degree in Mathematics, Physical Science, Biology and Technology is an initial qualification for teachers at Senior Phase (SP) and Further Education Training (FET) levels.

Specific Outcomes



B.Ed. SPF in Mathematics, Physical Science, Biology and Technology:

  • Has sound mastery of content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in the chosen learning areas.
  • Can translate theory into practice
  • Can design, execute and assess learning activities that reflect processes, acquisition of new concepts and problems solving skill.
  • Can carry out action research that will inform ongoing development and improvement of personal classroom practice
  • Has a professional thirst for life-long learning.

Key Performance Indicators

  • A practical understanding of the role of language, resources and teaching aids within MST learning.
  • A practical understanding of the learners’ existing ideas, skills and attitudes within MST and their influence on the learning programme and process.
  • A practical understanding of social constructivist learning approaches and techniques in Senior/FET Phase MST learning.
  • An ability to reflect on teaching approaches used and the ability to adjust and change these approaches according to the context (learners, school, geographical area) in which learning takes place.
  • An ability to choose appropriate assessment approaches and techniques for different purposes recognising underlying theories, assumptions, strengths and weaknesses.
  • An ability to use the results from formative and summative assessment appropriately for administrative purposes, learning programme development as well as feedback to learners, parents and colleagues.
  • An ability to design assessment according to requirements of learners, the learning programme and language.

2. Advanced Certificate in Education-ACE (MST)

ACE in MST is a 240 credits qualification at NQF level 6. It provides an opportunity for practicing teachers to enhance their content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge in the area of specialisation thereby leading them into career opportunities.

The ACE will provide teachers with knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to be effective in their respective content areas.

Specific Outcomes

  • Has sound mastery of content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in the chosen learning areas
  • Can translate theory into practice
  • Can design, execute and assess learning activities that reflect processes, acquisition of new concepts and problems solving skill.
  • Can carry out action research that will inform ongoing development and improvement of personal classroom practice
  • Has a professional thirst for life-long learning.

Key Performance Indicators



  • A practical understanding of the role of language, resources and teaching aids within MST learning.
  • A practical understanding of the of learners’ existing ideas, skills and attitudes within MST and their influence on the learning programme and process.
  • A practical understanding of social constructivist learning approaches and techniques in Senior/FET Phase MST learning.
  • An ability to reflect on teaching approaches used and the ability to adjust and change these approaches according to the context (learners, school, geographical area) in which learning takes place.
  • An ability to choose appropriate assessment approaches and techniques for different purposes recognising underlying theories, assumptions, strengths and weaknesses.
  • An ability to use the results from formative and summative assessment appropriately for administrative purposes, learning programme development as well as feedback to learners, parents and colleagues.
  • An ability to design assessment according to requirements of learners, the learning programme and language.

3. B.Ed. Honours

B.Ed. Honours in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education is a 240 credits qualification at NQF level 7 based on Norms and Standards for Educators (February 2000). It develops strong practical, foundational and reflexive competence to make judgements in a variety of contexts.

Specific Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a practical and theoretical understanding of effective Mathematics, Science and Technology education.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of assessment strategies to school Mathematics, Science and Technology education context.
  • To offer new career opportunities in MST Education
  • To encourage lifelong learning.

Key Performance Indicators

  • An ability to choose appropriate assessment approaches and techniques for different purposes recognising underlying theories, assumptions, strengths and weaknesses.
  • An ability to design, execute and assess learning activities that reflect process, acquisition of new concepts and problem-solving skills.
  • An ability to continuously assess the learning process.
  • An ability to use the results from formative and summative assessment appropriately for administrative purposes, learning programme development as well as feedback to learners, parents and colleagues.
  • An ability to access and critically read a wide variety of professional texts on MST teaching and teacher education in particular.
  • An ability to carry out research that will inform the ongoing development and improvement of personal classroom practice and students’ learning capacity.
  • An ability to become effective consumer and user of research in MST.
  • An ability to keep up to date with developments in the field.

4. Master in Education – M.Ed.

M.Ed, in Mathematics/Science is a 240 credit qualification at NQF level 8 based on Norms and Standards for educators (February 2000). Those who join for M.Ed. in Mathematics or Science is based on student’s first year performance, either a student may proceed to complete M.Ed or exit with PGCE at the end of first year.

Specific Objectives

  • Demonstrate a practical and theoretical understanding of effective teaching of MS
  • Understand theories behind and be able to apply knowledge of assessment strategies of school MS or in teacher education contexts
  • Demonstrates the ability to be an independent life-long learner, researcher and scholar.


Key Performance Indicators

  • An understanding of philosophies and research paradigms related to educational research with emphasis on MST education.
  • An ability to develop workable and appropriate research questions.
  • An ability to develop a practical research proposal, conduct research and write research reports in acceptable format.