UP Distance Learning



UP Distance Learning

UP Distance Learning,
Do you want to become a leader in education by improving your qualifications at an up-to-date, world-class university? This is your opportunity.



For a number of years, the University of Pretoria has been offering a variety of distance education programmes.The Faculty of Education has established itself as a national leader in teaching innovation and education research. Its programmes enjoy international recognition, and are aimed at training world-class leaders to develop a generation of innovative thinkers.

Management and Operation

The University of Pretoria is a comprehensive contact tertiary institution and one of the premier research universities in South Africa. In 2002, the University of Pretoria decided to launch a distance education initiative within its Faculty of Education. The purpose of this initiative is to play a constructive role in addressing the dire need among practising teachers, especially in rural areas, to improve their qualifications.
The Unit for Distance Education at the University of Pretoria is specifically responsible for this initiative. The Unit for Distance Education acts as a focal point from where all related activities and business processes are coordinated. The Unit of Distance Education itself consists of a manager, two administrative staff members, an accountant, a researcher and a learning designer.



Prospective postgraduate students are encouraged to view the programmes or contact us for more information.

 

Application for Distance Education

Application Process

Prospective students apply to be registered as students of the University of Pretoria by completing an application form and attaching certified copies of previously obtained qualifications, a full academic record, as well as a copy of their identity documents. If students apply for financial support from Edu-loan, a recent payslip (not older than three months) must also be submitted. Application forms will not be processed if they have not been completed in full and/or all the documents are not attached.
All applications first go through an academic selection process to determine whether prospective students comply with the minimum admission requirements. If a prospective student has also applied for an Edu-loan, the Edu-loan application is sent through to them for consideration
No prospective student will be registered unless the initial payment has been made or a loan from Edu-Loan approved.

Important dates

The distance education programmes run in six-month cycles with an examination at the end of each cycle. Prospective students may register at any time of the year. However, if they enrol by 1 September, they may write their first examination in April of the following year. If they enrol by 1 March, they may write their first examination in October of the same year.
 



Submission

EDUTEL marketers:

EDUTEL marketers have been mandated by the University of Pretoria to market its distance education programmes throughout South Africa. These marketers inform prospective students of the distance education programmes of the Faculty of Education and will assist students to complete their application forms. EDUTEL marketers deliver these applications to the University of Pretoria. (See Contact us for further details.)



By post:

Prospective students can post their application forms to the University of Pretoria.
The postal address is:
Student Administration: Distance Education
Faculty of Education
University of Pretoria
Private bag X21
Hatfield
0028

By hand:

Prospective students may hand in their application forms at Student Administration: Distance Education on the Groenkloof Campus.
The physical address is:  Student Administration: Distance Education
Letlotlo Building, Ground Floor
Faculty of Education
University of Pretoria
Groenkloof Campus
c/o George Storrar Drive and Leyds Street
Groenkloof
PRETORIA

Application Form

 

Postgraduate Programme

BEd Hons: Teacher Education and Professional Development.
Distance Education has developed a new BEd Hons: Teacher Education and Professional Development.
This is an Internet-dependent programme. It requires that you complete certain activities online.The brochure for the programme is available. Click here
The application forms for the new programme are available. Click here to access it.
The BEd Hons: Teacher Education and Professional Development programme modules will be:

BLOCK 1 EDS 733
NMQ 734
Philosophy and Social Imperatives of Education
Educational Research
BLOCK 2 CDD 733
API 733
Curriculum Development
Assessment Approaches and Instruments
BLOCK  3 NMQ 735
 
Choose 1 Elective:
Research Proposal
 

  • Multiliteracies [JGL 733]
  • Life Orientation Education [JLO 733]
  • Inclusive Education [ISA 733]
  • Education Law and Policy [ELP 733]
  • Learning Support [LSG 733]
  • Mathematics Education [MCE 733]*
  • Sciences Curriculum [SCU 733]
BLOCK 4 CDV 781
PFO 733
Research Report
Professional Development

Module prerequisites:
Mathematics Education (MCE 733):
Mathematics II
Please contact us by phoning Mr L Masehla at 012 420 5613 or email to lucky.masehla@up.ac.za.
 

Contact Us

Telephone: 012 420 4670
Office hours: 09:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday
E-mail: de.admin@up.ac.za

Post:

Student Administration: Distance Education
Faculty of Education
University of Pretoria
Private bag X21
Hatfield Pretoria
0028

Physical address:



Student Administration: Distance Education
Ground Floor
Letlotlo Building
Faculty of Education
University of Pretoria
Groenkloof Campus
Corner of George Storrar Drive and Leyds Street
Groenkloof
PRETORIA

Application forms:

Lucky Masehla
Telephone: +27 (0)12 420 4670
Fax: +27 (0)12 420 5598 or +27(0)86 621 0764
E-mail: lucky.masehla@up.ac.za