CUT Education Faculty



CUT Education Faculty, Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance programme that aims to enhance student performance and retention. SI does not identify high-risk students, but rather identifies high-risk subjects.



SI sessions commence during the first week of the term. During the first class session, the SI leader explains what SI is all about and compiles a schedule for SI sessions that is convenient for most of the students. SI sessions are open to all students. Students who obtain 50% and below in any specific subject are especially encouraged to attend the SI sessions. Since SI is introduced on the first day that classes commence, and due to the fact that it is open for all students to attend, it is not viewed as remedial education. SI leaders are the key people in the supporting process and role models for students in a specific subject. They partake in an intensive training programme, which covers topics such as how students learn, instructional strategies aimed at strengthening student performance, data collection and management details.



SI sessions integrate “how-to-learn” with “what-to-learn”. Students who attend SI sessions discover appropriate application of study strategies and have the opportunity to become actively involved in the course material, as the SI leader uses the text and lecture notes as the vehicle for learning skill instruction.

What can you expect when attending the SI sessions?



  1. Better academic performance
  2. Peer-facilitated sessions
  3. Improved learning, thinking and reasoning skills.
  4. Students are encouraged to set academic goals for themselves.
  5. We also learn students to accept responsibility for their own studies.

Academic literacy

All first-year students registering for the first time at CUT must write the Academic Language Proficiency (ALP) test, unless they have successfully completed a language proficiency module in English at another institution of higher learning. Evidence of credits earned in such cases must be provided. The compulsory ALP test assesses the student’s readiness to handle the reading and writing demands of university education, as well as the ability to apply his/her linguistic competence deriving from knowledge and experience gained at school level.

All CUT students are welcome.

 THE UNIT FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PROVIDES

  • Advice on any issues related to disability
  • Counselling for students with disabilities
  • Assistance for students who need extra time during tests and examination
  • Access to the campus for physically handicapped students
  • Information to lecturing staff regarding the needs of disabled students
  • Advice on academic adjustments and reasonable accommodation.
  • Providing technical assistance.

Master of Education

POST GRADUATE : MASTER OF EDUCATIONEDU8000
CampusDuration of ProgrammeEnrolment Option(s)SAQA CreditsNQF Level
Bloemfontein Campus, Welkom1 year full-time or 2 years part-time1806

Programme Code: M EDUC

Career Opportunities

The qualification will improve the candidate’s position when applying for promotion and will empower the candidate when applying for a position in the higher education and training sector.  Research capabilities will also be enhanced.

Admission requirements
Approved professional teacher’s qualification, BEd (Hons) or education-related honours degree.  The instructional offering Research Methodology or a recognised equivalent with a minimum of 60%.
Selection: Yes
Interview: Yes

This programme will be offered in Bloemfontein and  Welkom.

SAQA CREDITS: 180

NQF LEVEL: 9

DURATION OF PROGRAMME: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

MODULE
CODE         NAMECREDITS
EDU8000MEd Dissertation180C

For more information contact: Department of Post Graduate Studies in Education

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LANGUAGE EDUCATION

BACCALAUREUS : LANGUAGE EDUCATIONBEDSFL
CampusDuration of ProgrammeEnrolment Option(s)SAQA CreditsNQF Level
Bloemfontein Campus, Welkom4 YearsSemester 14806
Additional Admission RequirementsFor candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:Senior Certificate with matriculation exemption and with two languages, including English Second Language. In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in English and any one of Sesotho, Afrikaans, Setswana, isiXhosa or isiZulu is required.For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:In addition to the general admission requirements, a candidate must have the NSC with endorsement for admission to a bachelor’s degree. A minimum mark of 50% in English and in any one of Sesotho, Afrikaans, Setswana, isiXhosa or isiZulu is required.Pre-requisitesThe student may only follow the second-, third- or fourth-year level of study on condition that the first-, second- or third-year level respectively has been successfully completed.
Career OpportunitiesTeacher or lecturer at a secondary school or FET college; training officer at a private or public institution.
1ST YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Compulsory modules:
MCT11ESMicro-teaching and Observation6
EDC11ESEducation I: Learner & Learning12
EDM11ESEducation I: Media in Teaching and Learning19
DLC5011Basic Digital Literacy6
LFS11ESLife Skills6
NMR5011Numeracy6
Select one major instructional offering for SP Teaching I:
EHS11ESLanguage Education Option: English SP 1  or16
AFS11ESLanguage Education Option: Afrikaans SP I  or16
SST11ESLanguage Education Option: Sesotho SP I  or16
SWS11ESLanguage Education Option: Setswana SP I  or16
ZLS11ESLanguage Education Option: IsiZulu SP I  or16
XSH11ESLanguage Education Option: IsiXhosa SP I16
1ST YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Compulsory modules:
LCS5011LCS5012Academic Literacy and Communication Studies12
ADC5022Advanced Digital Literacy6
SBX12ESSchool-based Learning I12
Select TWO major instructional offerings for FET Teaching I:
EHM 12ESLanguages Education Option: English 116
AFM12ESLanguages Education Option: Afrikaans 116
SWM12ESLanguages Education Option: Setswana I16
SSM12ESLanguages Education Option: Sesotho I16
ZLM12ESLanguages Education Option: IsiZulu I16
XSM12ESLanguages Education Option: IsiXhosa I16
Select ONE language that is not a home language:
CAY12ESCommunication in Afrikaans Second Language  or12
CTY12ESCommunication in Setswana Second Language  or12
CXY12ESCommunication in IsiXhosa Second Language  or12
CHY12ESCommunication in Sesotho Second Language  or12
CZY12ESCommunication in isiZulu Second Language  or12
CNX12ESCommunication in English Second Language  12
Total:145
2ND YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Compulsory modules:
LNG11ESLanguage of Teaching and Learning I12
MCT21ESMicro-teaching II6
GSM11ESGeneral Subject Methodology I6
EDC21ESEducation II: Working in the Classroom19
EDM21ESEducation II: Curriculum Studies19
Select ONE specific instructional offering (Methodology A – SP I):
EHG21ESSpecific Subject Methodology A- Languages Education Option: English SP I  or6
AFG21ESSpecific Subject Methodology A- Languages Education Option: Afrikaans SP I  or6
SSG21ESSpecific Subject Methodology A- Languages Education Option: Sesotho SP I  or6
SWG21ESSpecific Subject Methodology A- Languages Education Option: Setswana SP I  or6
ZLG21ESSpecific Subject Methodology A- Languages Education Option: IsiZulu SP I  or6
XSG21ESSpecific Subject Methodology A- Languages Education Option: English SP I6
Select ONE SP major option: Language SP II
EHS21ESLanguages Education Option: English SP II  or16
AFS21ESLanguages Education Option: Afrikaans SP II  or16
SST21ESLanguages Education Option: Sesotho SP II  or16
SWS21ESLanguages Education Option: Setswana SP II  or16
ZLS21ESLanguages Education Option: isiZulu SP II  or16
XSH21ESLanguages Education Option: isiXhosa SP II16

2ND YEAR
INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Compulsory modules:
SBX22ESSchool-based Learning II24
LNG22ESLanguage of Learning and Teaching II12
Select TWO FET-specific instructional offerings (Methodologies I):
ENF22ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: English FET I6
AFF22ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Afrikaans FET I6
SSF22ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Sesotho FET I6
SWF22ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Setswana I FET I6
ZLF22ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: IsiZulu I FET I6
XHF22ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: IsiXhosa FET I6
Select TWO major instructional offerings for FET Teaching II:
EHM22ESLanguages Education Option: English II16
AFM22ESLanguages Education Option: Afrikaans II16
SSM22ESLanguages Education Option: Sesotho II16
SWM22ESLanguages Education Option: Setswana II16
ZLM22ESLanguages Education Option: IsiZulu II16
XSM22ESLanguages Education Option IsiXhosa II16
Total:164
3RD YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Compulsory modules:
MCT31ESMicro-teaching III6
EDC31ESEducation III: Being a Teacher19
EDM31ESEducation III: Learner-centred Schools19
GSM21ESGeneral Subject Methodology II6
Select ONE specific instructional offering (Methodology A – SP II):
EHG31ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: English SP II  or6
AFG31ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Afrikaans SP II  or6
SSG31ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Sesotho SP II  or6
SWG31ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Setswana SP II  or6
ZLG31ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: IsiZulu   SP II  or6
XSG31ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: English SP II6
Select ONE SP major option: Language SP III
EHS21ESLanguages Education Option: English SP III  or16
AFS21ESLanguages Education Option: Afrikaans SP III  or16
SST21ESLanguages Education Option: Sesotho SP III  or16
SWS21ESLanguages Education Option: Setswana SP III  or16
ZLS21ESLanguages Education Option: isiZulu SP III  or16
XSH21ESLanguages Education Option: isiXhosa SP III16
3RD YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Compulsory module:
SBX32ESSchool-based Learning III24
Select TWO FET-specific instructional offerings (Methodologies A – FET II):
ENF32ESLanguages Education Option: Subject-specific Methodology English FET II6
AFF32ESLanguages Education Option: Subject-specific Methodology Afrikaans FET II6
SSF32ESLanguages Education Option: Subject-specific Methodology Sesotho FET II6
SWF32ESLanguages Education Option: Subject-specific Methodology Setswana FET II6
ZLF32ESLanguages Education Option: Subject-specific Methodology IsiZulu FET II6
XHF32ESLanguages Education Option: Subject-specific Methodology IsiXhosa FET II6
Select TWO major instructional offerings for FET Teaching III:
EHM32ESLanguages Education Option: English III16
AFM32ESLanguages Education Option: Afrikaans III16
SSM32ESLanguages Education Option: Sesotho III16
SWM32ESLanguages Education Option: Setswana III16
ZLM32ESLanguages Education Option: IsiZulu III16
XSM32ESLanguages Education Option IsiXhosa III16
Total:140
4TH YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Compulsory modules:
EDC41ESEducation IV: School Administration19
IER41ESIntroduction to Classroom Research25
Select ONE specific instructional offering (Methodology A – SP III):
EHG41ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: English SP III  or6
AFG41ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Afrikaans SP III  or6
SSG41ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Sesotho SP III  or6
SWG41ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Setswana SP III  or6
ZLG41ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: IsiZulu   SP III  or6
XSG41ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: IsiXhosa SP III6
4TH YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
Compulsory module:
SBX42ESSchool-based Learning IV2424
Select TWO specific instructional offerings (Methodology B – FET III):
ENF42ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: English FET III6
AFF42ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Afrikaans FET III6
SSF42ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Sesotho FET III6
SWF42ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: Setswana FET III6
XHF42ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: IsiZulu FET III6
ZLF42ESLanguages Education Methodology Option: IsiXhosa FET III6
Total:86

For more information contact: Department of Language Education



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Postgraduate Certificate In Education (PGCE)

POST GRADUATE : POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (PGCE)
CampusDuration of ProgrammeEnrolment Option(s)SAQA CreditsNQF Level
Bloemfontein Campus, Welkomand Welkom 1 year full-time or 2 years part-timeSemester 11447
Additional Admission RequirementsThe applicant must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or three-year diploma evaluated at NQF level 6 (old structure) or NQF level 7 (new structure) (360 credits). The degree or diploma must include at least two school-related subjects. One school-related subject must be at either second-year or third-year level (for FET Methodology), and one must be at first-year level (for SP Methodology), The 360-credit diploma teaching subjects must be within the list of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) fields.Selection will be subject to academic performance in the major subjects of the degree/diploma and the capacity with regards to methodologies.
Career OpportunitiesTeacher or lecturer at a secondary school or FET college.PurposeThe PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) is a professional education qualification, and focuses on developing competencies that the student can apply as a subject teacher in the Senior Phase and the Further Education and Training Phase. The qualification requires a specific depth and specialisation of knowledge, together with practical skills and school-based learning, to enable successful students to apply their learning as beginner teachers in schools in varying contexts. The qualification aims at the development of professional competence, reflexively grounded in educational theory. The PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) is an entry-level, initial professional teaching programme that ‘caps’ an undergraduate degree or an approved diploma.
1ST YEARINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS
ODW40ABEducation
RFS40ABProfessional Studies
CPL21ABComputer Literacy
INR10ABIntroduction to Research
SBL40ABSchool-Based Learning
Choose one (Not your home language):
(CLA10AB)(CLE10AB)(CLS10AB)(SSL10AB)(CLX10AB)(CLZ10AB)Conversational language: AfrikaansConversational language: English
Conversational language: SeSotho
Conversational language: SA Sign Language
Conversational language: IsiXhosa
Conversational language: isiZulu
Methodology (Senior Phase) : (Qualify for one):
(MAR40AB)Methodology: Arts and Culture
(MEM40AB)Methodology: Economic and Management Sciences
(MAK40AB)Methodology: Afrikaans SP
(MEN40AB)Methodology: English SP
(MSO40AB)Methodology: Sesotho SP
(MXS40AB)Methodology: Xhosa SP
(MLN40AB)Methodology: Life Orientation
(MNS40AB)Methodology: Natural Sciences
(MMA40AB)Methodology: Mathematics
(MSS40AB)Methodology: Social Sciences
(MTN40AB)Methodology: Technology
Methodology (FET phase): (Qualify for one)
MRE40ABMethodology: Accounting
MAW40ABMethodology: Agricultural Sciences
MBS40ABMethodology: Business Studies
MCT40ABMethodology: Civil Technology
MCA40ABMethodology: Computer Applications Technology
MCN40ABMethodology: Consumer Studies
MEK40ABMethodology: Economics
MEY40ABMethodology: Electrical Technology
MGD40ABMethodology: Engineering Graphics and Design
MGY40ABMethodology: Geography
MHI40ABMethodology: History
MGS40ABMethodology: Hospitality Studies
MIT40ABMethodology: Information Technology
MAF40ABMethodology: Afrikaans
MEH40ABMethodology: English
MSE40ABMethodology: Sesotho
MLO40ABMethodology: Life Orientation
MLS40ABMethodology: Life Sciences
MML40ABMethodology: Mathematical Literacy
MWI40ABMethodology: Mathematics
MTE40ABMethodology: Mechanical Technology
MPH40ABMethodology: Physical Science
MTO40ABMethodology: Tourism

For more information contact: Department of Post Graduate Studies in Education



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