Foundation Phase Teaching FAQs

Burning Questions: Foundation Phase Teaching Edition

If you’ve ever wanted to work in the field of education and teach little ones, you’ve probably considered studying foundation phase teaching. At The IIE’s Varsity College, we deliver more than just standard teaching. We pride ourselves on our new world thinking. This means stronger problem solving and critical thinking skills that prepare graduates for the challenges of their chosen industry. It also means standing out from the crowd and future-proofing careers for those who pass through our doors. Got a few questions about a Foundation Phase Education degree? Here are a few answers that might help.


What is a Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching?

The IIE Bachelor of Education (Bed) in Foundation Phase Teaching (FPT) is an undergraduate professional qualification aimed at preparing graduates to teach learners from Grade R to 3. It’s a great starting point for a teaching career. This degree will equip Foundation Phase classroom teachers with the knowledge, skills and applied competencies for employability and further specialisation studies.


How long will it take me to get my Foundation Phase teaching Degree?

The IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase teaching is offered on a full-time basis only. If you decide to study this programme, the minimum time is four years.


What subjects do you need to study this Degree?

To pursue this programme, you’ll need a National Senior Certificate (a matric) with a Bachelors pass. This will allow you to meet the entrance criteria to study this programme.


What can I do with a qualification like this one?

With this Degree behind you, you could study further and soon become a qualified early childhood educator. As this is an important time in a child’s schooling career, these teachers play a vital role in laying the foundation for basic learning.


Why should I become a teacher?

For starters, teaching is one of the most noble professions there is. As an educator, you also have the ability to impact the minds, lives and futures of the children who pass through the doors of your classroom. The school holidays just happen to be a wonderful bonus too, as are the smiling faces of your students each day.


Set the tone for a promising teaching career

If you’re interested in pursuing early childhood education as a profession, why not do so with the help of The IIE’s Varsity College? Not only will you graduate with a reputable IIE qualification, you’ll also gain our new world thinking that teaches you stronger problem solving and critical thinking skills. This will allow you to rise to the challenges of your chosen field as well as stand out from other candidates. For more on what this programme stands to offer you, please click here.

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