UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Individuals who have already completed a BA, BA Dramatic Arts, BA Fine Arts, BCom, or BSc and who have appropriate teaching subjects (See Table 1) in their degree, can qualify as high school teachers by studying a one year full-time PGCE.

To qualify all students must complete the following courses:

  • Theory of Education
  • One FET subject methodology major (selected from a list of approved University major subjects - See Table 1)
  • Two GET subject methodologies (selected from the list of University subjects (sub-majors) - See Table 2)
  • Teaching Experience in all subject methodologies
  • Endorsement courses in
    - Computer Literacy
    - Language Proficiency

Entry into the FET subject methodology course requires students to be in possession of a major in an approved university subject, which is related to teaching subjects (See Table 1 below). One of the two GET subject methodology courses must be related to the candidate's FET teaching subject. The choice of the second GET teaching subject is dependent on the candidate having studied sub-major courses related to that teaching subject (See Table 2).

 

Table 1: Approved University subjects (for teaching subjects and their related GET subject methodologies)

N.B. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) will only be offered subject to pre-requisite conditions being met, and with the approval from the Head of the School of Education.

Approved University Subjects

FET Teaching Subjects

GET Teaching Subjects

SeSotho
SePedi
Tswana
Xhosa
Zulu

IsiZulu*
IsiXhosa*

Languages

African Literature
English
Applied English Language Studies
Afrikaans & Nederlands

English
Afrikaans*

Languages

Religious Studies
Physical Education/Human Movement Studies
Psychology

Life Orientation

Life Orientation

History

History

Social Science

Geography and Environmental Studies

Geography

Social Science
Natural Science

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics

Mathematics
Mathematical Literacy

Mathematics

Chemistry
Physics

Physical Science

Natural Science

Anatomy
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Botany
Ecology, Environment and Conservation
Complementary Life Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Genetics and Developmental Biology
Microbiology and Biotechnology
Physiology
Plant Sciences
Zoology

Life Science

Natural Science

Computer Science

Computer Studies*
Information Technology*
Computer Science*

Technology*

Accounting
Economics
Business Economics

Accounting*
Economics*
Business Economics*

Economic and Management Sciences

Art Practical (Drawing and Painting and Practical)
Graphic Art (Practical)
Modelling and Sculpture
History of Art
Design

Design and Graphic Art* (Design)*
Visual Arts*

Arts and Culture

Speech Training and Dramatic Art (Speech and Drama, Drama and Dramatic Art, Drama)

Speech and Drama*(Dramatic Arts)*

Arts and Culture

 

Table 2: University Subjects related to GET Teaching Subjects

Related University Subjects

GET Teaching Subjects

SeSotho, SePedi, IsiXhosa & IsiZulu
Afrikaans & Nederlands
French, German, etc.
English
Applied English Language Studies
African Literature
Journalism
Media Studies
Linguistics

Languages

Speech Training and Dramatic Art
Drama related courses listed in Table 1
Music
Music related courses listed in Table 1
Art
Art related courses listed in Table 1

Arts and Culture

Physical Education
Human Movement Studies
Psychology
Nursing
Subjects related to the Therapeutic professions

Anthropology, Sociology, Political Studies, Law & Art History

Life Orientation

History
Geography and Environmental Studies
Sociology
Anthropology
International Relations
Politics

Social Science

Geography and Environmental Studies
Anatomy
Botany
Ecology, Environment and Conservation
Complementary Life Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Genetics and Developmental Biology
Microbiology and Biotechnology
Physiology
Plant Sciences
Zoology

Natural Science

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Statistics
Computer Science

Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy

Accounting
Business Economics
Business Management
Commercial Law
Economics
Mercantile Law
Industrial Sociology

Economic and Management Sciences

Computer Science
Information Technology
Computyping
Engineering

Technology*

Enquiries: Janet Ditlopo (011 717 3023) or Elizabeth.Ditlopo@wits.ac.za

 


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