The IIE Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching is an undergraduate professional qualification aimed at preparing graduates to teach children from Grades 4 to 7. This four year Bachelor degree is structured in accordance with the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications. It is also aligned with the new Higher Education Qualifications Framework’s (HEQF) guidelines. The degree will equip Intermediate Phase classroom teachers with the knowledge, skills and applied competencies for employability and further specialisation study, in support of the principles of life-long learning.
This B.Ed degree provides a fundamental and comprehensive education underpinned by subject knowledge in the specialist teaching of the following subjects:
• English First and First Additional Language Teaching
• First Additional Language Teaching (In either: isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sotho or Afrikaans)
• Natural Science and Technology Teaching
• Mathematics Teaching
• Social Sciences Teaching
There is a focus on educational theory and methodology aligned with the requirements for a professionally qualified beginner teacher.