IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching is a professional qualification aimed at students who want to pursue a teaching qualification for grades R to 3. This IIE qualification will produce highly skilled, innovative teachers for schools around the world.  A range of other education related careers will also be open to you.

​​WHAT YOU CAN BECOME​​

This is a 4 year professional qualification and upon completion of this qualification you will be qualified as a professional teacher for Grades R to 3.  A range of other education related careers will also be open to you.

SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP​

Graduates of The IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching will be able to facilitate the all-round development of young children in a manner that is sensitive to individual learner needs.  You will be able to manage a class of young children in such a way that each child learns to the best of their ability and you will be skilled in the art of lesson development and assessment to track the progress of each learner. 

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • A qualified professional teacher for grades R to 3.

TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR QUALIFICATION 

Full-time: This is a four- year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) at Rosebank College. Full-time Lectures take place during the day on weekdays. This qualification is only offered at our Braamfontein, Pretoria CBD, Cape Town and Durban campus

THE WEIGHT YOUR FUTURE QUALIFICATION CARRIES

The IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 482-credit qualification on Level 7 (SAQA ID No:  96408). On successful completion you will receive a Degree in Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.  This qualification is also fully recognised by the Department of Basic Education for the purposes of registering as a teacher and teaching in a South African school.



Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishFAL*Notes
NSC: Bachelor pass with50%
40%

Additional Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Education:

English

•The degree is delivered in English and this is known as the Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT) in the BEd degree. All applicants must have achieved a minimum of 50% in English on their NSC/SC/equivalent qualification – whether as a Home Language (HL) or First Additional Language (FAL)

 

First Additional Language (FAL)*

•All applicants to the BEd programmes must have obtained at least a Level 3 (40%) at the NSC or equivalent level, as a HL or FAL, in the language they are seeking to study as a FAL* in the BEd OR

 

•Must demonstrate language proficiency (LP) in the selected FAL BEd language/s. To be admitted via this option, candidates are required to pass a language proficiency test in the relevant language.

 

* FAL: The language you seek to study as your First Additional Language (language offers are campus dependent)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

ALL applicants, regardless of route of entry to the BEd programmes, are required to meet the indicated additional language requirements for the selected FAL and for English as the Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT).

 

In the case of those students who have already graduated from an appropriate initial higher education qualification such as a Higher Certificate, the English requirement may be waived on successful completion of an appropriate proficiency test. Those who do not meet the FAL requirement on their NSC/equivalent must demonstrate proficiency in the selected FAL.

 

 

NC(V): Bachelor pass with 50%40%
SC: Endorsement -none with50%40%
SC(a): Bachelor pass50%40%

 

 

A cognate Higher Certificate or 240 credit Diploma OR  an Advanced Certificate or 360 credit Diploma may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.

 

 

50%

 

 

40%

Other Qualifications50%40%

If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.  Please see IMPORTANT NOTE

 

Senate Discretionary Admissions:

IMPORTANT NOTE:

ALL applicants, regardless of route of entry to the BEd programmes, are required to meet the indicated additional language requirements for the selected FAL and for English as the Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT). In the case of those students who have already graduated from an appropriate initial higher education qualification such as a Higher Certificate, the English requirement may be waived on successful completion of an appropriate proficiency test. Mature age exemption candidates must pass the English proficiency test if their grade 12 results do not meet the English requirements of 50%.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate's resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate's discretionary conditional admission (if applicable). In the case of this degree, RPL will include proficiency testing in English and an FAL of which the candidate must obtain at least 50% in each test.
USAf approved cognate foundation programmeCandidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted. The additional English and FAL criteria of at least 50% in each test must still be met and an USAf Exemption Certificate is required   -   the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.
Transfer studentsCandidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a cognate degree may be admitted, provided the English and FAL criteria of passing each test with at least 50% have been met. However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent apply.
OQSF qualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5 and the candidate has met the English and FAL criteria of passing each test with at least 50%. An USAf Exemption Certificate is required   -   the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.
General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have an USAf Foreign Conditional Exemption Certificate as well as an NBT: AQL Quantitative Literacy (QL) score of at least 40.  In addition GED candidates must write and pass the English and selected FAL proficiency test with at least 50% in each test.

 

TEACHING PRACTICE

 

The Teaching experience module is to give students an opportunity to observe mentor teachers, their roles and duties, documentation, assessment system, classroom management, teacher co-operation and development, school system and school within the community context. They will carry out the practical applications of the teaching principles, theories and concepts they have acquired. Teaching experience is a compulsory module that is done each year of the four-year qualification. IIE Rosebank College will pair each student with the respective school to ensure that the experience is as diverse as possible. During these sessions, students will be evaluated at the respective school by their Mentor Teacher, Lecturer or Supervisor. The timing of these sessions is carefully mapped at IIE Rosebank College and students are required to complete 22 weeks of teaching experience within the qualification.

 

THE BREAKDOWN AS FOLLOWS:

Year 1: 1 week of observation and 3 weeks of Teaching Practical

Year 2: 5 weeks of Teaching Practical

Year 3: 6 weeks of Teaching Practical

Year 4: 8 weeks of Teaching Practical

 

The IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching has an attendance rule associated with the qualification, namely that student attends 80% of the classes (lecture) for the stipulated modules. For more information, refer to the Information regarding Attendance for modules aligned to School-based Work Integrated Learning (i.e. Teaching Experience) on The IIE Faculty of Education programmes document and to the Work Integrated Learning Policy.

 

 

Lecture attendance requirements (for 2021 and beyond)

  • Students will be allowed access to the main school-based Teaching Experience per relevant year if:

a)    they have met the 80 % lecture attendance requirement for each of the identified modules as is aligned to Teaching Experience for that year 1

 

  • Dealing with Exceptions:

In cases where students' have not met the 80 % lecture attendance requirement for 1 or more of the identified modules as is aligned to Teaching Experience for that year:

b)    Students will be expected to achieve a combined 80 % lecture attendance (i.e average) across the identified modules on condition that no single module attendance falls below 70 %.

 

Students who fall into this category will submit a 1-page motivation for Teaching Experience access to The IIE's Brand School of Education Campus Programme Manager for consideration by The IIE's Brand Head of School: Education in consultation with The IIE's Central Academic Team.

 

For more information, refer to the letter: Information regarding Attendance for modules aligned to School-based Work Integrated Learning (i.e. Teaching Experience) on The IIE Faculty of Education programmes letter and to the Work Integrated Learning Policy.




​Mature Age Admission:

Candidates having attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with a Senior Certificate with a minimum of 40% in at least four higher or standard grade subjects, at least three of which shall have been passed simultaneously and one of which shall be a recognised higher grade subject; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration. An USAf Exemption Certificate is required. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL applicants, regardless of route of entry to the BEd programmes, are required to meet the indicated additional language requirements for the selected FAL and for English as the Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT). In the case of those students who have already graduated from an appropriate initial higher education qualification such as a Higher Certificate, the English requirement may be waived on successful completion of an appropriate proficiency test

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).

School of Tomorrow (SOT) (last date of achievement 30 June 2019) 

Candidates who have successfully completed an SOT qualification may be conditionally admitted directly into the 1st year of the degree, provided that they have: a) submitted their SOT certificate along with a statement of results and have achieved at least 50 % in 4 recognised 20-credit NSC subjects with 50% in English and 40% for the FAL - using the SOT National Conversion Table

Achieved the following for the National Benchmark Tests (NBT)- AQL: - Academic Literacy (AL) score of at least 51 AND a Quantitative Literacy (QL) score of at least 38 An USAf Exemption Certificate is required - the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for a degree exemption admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.


PLEASE NOTE:
  • First Additional Language (FAL) options offered by The IIE are campus-specific.
  • * Home Language (HL) refers to the language spoken at home.
  • ** First Additional Language refers to the language that is stated as FAL on the NSC
  • ***Language proficiency (LP), as used for access to the BEd programmes, refers to intermediate level academic fluency in a language with regards to understanding and writing.

Please note that requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of printing, however, these may change. At the time of registration, please check that the entry requirements have not changed.

​If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • Due to the language requirement, no international students to be considered for this qualification unless they completed Grade 12 in South Africa.
  • you have an equivalent qualification to the NSC which has been evaluated by Universities South Africa (USAf) and certified as being equivalent.
  • you must have a valid study visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.  
The B Ed is designed for SA students and schools and therefore the language requirements are designed to support the development of languages in South Africa. Admission concessions that involve substitution of FAL credits are, however, available for international students under particular conditions. Please discuss with the campus concerned.


Kindly note that different and additional admission criteria apply for the School of Education qualifications. 

Education qualifications are only available at our Durban, Pretoria CBD and Braamfontein campus.

Your entry into the qualification will be confirmed once you have been contacted by School of Education (SoE), up until then your application/registration is conditional/pending.

 

Application requirements

1. Certified copy of your ID 

2. Certified copy of your latest academic results: 

• National Senior Certificate, Senior Certificate OR 

• Grade 11 results OR 

• Grade 12 June results OR 

• Any other qualification obtained 3. Non-refundable Application fee of R150

 

Admission requirements

Applicants with National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor Degree OR Senior Certificate (SC) with endorsement: 

• English: 50% Home Language (HL)* or First Additional Language (FAL)** 

• First Additional language (FAL)**: 40% and above

In addition 

• All applicants to the BEd programmes must have obtained at least a Level 3 (40%) at the NSC or equivalent level, as a HL or FAL, in the language they are seeking to study as a FAL in the BEd OR 

• Must demonstrate language proficiency (LP) *** in the selected FAL BEd language/s. To be admitted via this option, candidates are required to pass a language proficiency test in the relevant language. 


* Home Language (HL) refers to the language spoken at home. 

** First Additional Language (FAL) refers to the language that is stated as FAL on the NSC ***Language Proficiency (LP), as used for access to the BEd programmes, refers to intermediate level academic fluency in a language with regards to understanding and writing. For full admission requirements, please contact the student advisor on campus.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: All FALs offered by The IIE are campus specific, and that not all FALs can be accommodated at each campus. 

FALs are offered as follows: Braamfontein Campus: IsiZulu and Setswana | Durban Campus: IsiZulu and Afrikaans  | Pretoria CBD: Sepedi and Setswana


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.

 

  • This factsheet is valid for the 2021 academic year only.

 

  • Free software is available to all registered IIE Rosebank College students. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can access the software using their RCONNECT email address at FTP//10.118.180.17/.

 

  • qualification such as a Higher Certificate, the English requirement may be waived on successful completion of an appropriate proficiency test.

 

 

POLICE CLEARANCE

IIE006: Work-Integrated Learning Policy Section 10.3.2 currently states:

All students undertaking an academic qualification with a school-based WIL component will be required to have a valid police clearance certificate (PCC) or an Afiswitch Criminal Check Certificate as accepted by SACE, on commencement of their Teaching Experience component in a school.

 

 

"Disclaimer: Please note that this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason."