UP Faculty Of Education

UP Faculty Of Education

UP Faculty Of Education, The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria is one of the largest and most diverse facilities in Africa for the initial and advanced training of education professionals from across the world.
The Faculty of Education is housed on the beautiful and self-contained Groenkloof Campus of the University of Pretoria. This faculty has the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes for any student who intends to embark on education studies full time or through distance learning. In recent years, each of these programmes was internationally benchmarked and draws growing numbers of students from countries across the world.



The Faculty of Education is ranked among the top 250 in the world. On the QS World University Rankings, we are rated as the top education faculty in South Africa based on the number of NRF-rated researchers. The Faculty is internationally recognised for its academic standards and its research citations. Our programmes are strengthened by our partnerships with other departments and faculties within the University of Pretoria.
 

Message from the Dean

 
The University of Pretoria operates within a national landscape where access, success and equity, quality, relevance and broad transformation have been proven to be a challenge. As Dean of the Faculty of Education, my vision is located within the broader 2025 vision of the University namely: To be a leading research-intensive university in Africa, recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, and also for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally.

Students entering study at any level will therefore find a competitive but supportive environment in which every student is taken seriously and competently prepared to excel as a professional in any part of the world. In its pursuit teaching excellence the Faculty has embraced the university’s  hybrid teaching and learning model which is an optimal blend of face-to-face and virtual (or online) learning opportunities for students. This model provides the best of both worlds – face-to-face teaching where it is most suitable, but enriched by the wide range of virtual learning tools and products (YouTube videos, mobile apps, narrative Power Points), that are becoming available. The Faculty will thus produce teachers that technologically inclined and literate in order to respond to a rapidly changing teaching environment in schools.
The Faculty prepares education and training professionals who come from pre-primary, primary and high schools; clinics and hospitals; the training environment in business and industry; government and non-governmental organisations; and from the adult and community education sectors.
The BEd degree is the best option to becoming a fully qualified and professionally registered teacher. If a student is passionate about teaching any one of the following three school phases will be of interest: Foundation phase (grades R to 3), Intermediate Phase (grades 4-6) and Senior and Further Education and Training Phase (grades 7-12).
The Foundation Phase is very attractive to the teacher who loves to be with younger children, watch and help them develop in the formative time of most rapid growth and learning. The Intermediate Phase allows a teacher to specialise somewhat as the development of specific subjects grows in importance, while the development and remedial needs of the child remain. At the Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Phase the University of Pretoria offers amongst the widest range of subjects accredited for teaching, with almost all specialised subjects taught by specialised departments
The form of presentation of programmes by the specialised departments allows a BEd teacher to continue with BSc Hons or BA Hons in their specialisations. With these qualifications, an Education student can also study towards a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the different fields of specialization.
Education students also have a student teachers experience at schools where they do teaching practice from their second year onwards, finally spending fourteen weeks in schools in Pretoria and around South Africa in their fourth, final year.
Our teachers are rated as the most easily employed of all of South Africa’s universities, as are the university’s other graduates. Well prepared professionally, and recognised as having in depth subject knowledge they are adaptable, able to extend their knowledge to cope with changing curricula and societal needs, creative and confident.
The Groenkloof Campus is home to more than 3 500 Bachelor of Education students and, from this group, well over 800 of our students graduate to enter the teaching profession annually. It is clear that education is a high priority in a country in which some studies have shown that only 7% of matriculants enter public higher education, 12% enter other forms of further and higher education, 30% acquire a job and a total of 51% of the youth are unemployed. Education is the priority.
The Faculty of Education is ranked in the top 200 in the World on the QS World University rankings; it is rated as the top educational faculty in South Africa in terms of the number of NRF-rated researchers; the Faculty is internationally recognised for its academic reputation, employer reputation and citations of research. Its Bachelor of Education finds its strength in its partnership with leading specialised departments and faculties.
The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria is a place of choice for reaching the teaching career for those with a passion for learning
 





Distance Education

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.

Welcome to the Faculty Library for Education

The Faculty Library for Education’s goal is to support teaching & learning and research activities of students and staff of the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria.

Contact Information

Physical Address
Department of Library Services
Education Library
Media Building
Groenkloof Campus
C/o George Storrar & Leyds Streets
University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa
Tel.: +27 12 420 5536
Directions
Postal Address
Department of Library Services
Education Library
University of Pretoria
P.O. Box 12411
Hatfield
Pretoria, South Africa
0028

The University of Pretoria: Teaching and Learning



The University of Pretoria (UP) has earned the well-deserved reputation for teaching excellence for more than a century. Highly qualified academics, actively engaged in research and the generation of new knowledge, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Their teaching, student engagement and assessment skills are honed with the support of the Department for Education Innovation.
The University attracts a significant percentage of the top NSC students annually from increasingly diverse backgrounds. Students come from South Africa, Africa and abroad. Students thus learn in an intellectually stimulating environment that promotes inquiry, critical thinking and consideration of multiple perspectives. Students develop interpersonal skills and networks that will stand them in good stead after graduation.
UP comprises of nine faculties that offer a range of professional and more general formative qualifications. All programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education and professional programmes are, in addition, accredited by professional councils such as the Engineering Council of South Africa and the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Faculties offer educational pathways from undergraduate to postgraduate qualifications up to the level of the doctorate. The faculties are located on different campuses with Education at Groenkloof, Health Sciences at Prinshof and Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort. The rest of the faculties are housed on the Hatfield campus.
Additional support is provided for first-year students. The year starts with an orientation programme and students are enrolled in an online module that extends academic orientation and support across the first year. More senior students are trained as mentors for first- year students. Faculty Student Advisors in each faculty provide ongoing assistance with study and examination skills, time management and other co-curricular issues. The University also offers extended programmes for students needing additional support in the Faculties of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences and Engineering, Built Environment and IT. Many of these programmes are offered at the Mamelodi campus. In the first year, students do the AIM (Academic Information Management) modules, which include computer literacy.
UP students can expect a holistic experience that includes academic work, community engagement for credit and opportunities to participate in sport and cultural activities.
If you wish to apply to study at UP or to learn more about student life, accommodation, finances and other topics, go to the New Student page.
 

Contact us

Physical Address

Faculty of Education
Leyds Street South
GROENKLOOF

Postal Address

Faculty of Education
University of Pretoria
Groenkloof Campus
PRETORIA
0002

Contact Details

+27 12 420 5695