Foundation Phase Bachelor of Education

BEd Foundation Phase will start in July 2023

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Education will enable graduates to enter the teaching profession as Foundation Phase (Grade R-3) teachers in South African public and private schools. Two Oceans graduates will have both theoretical and practical skills that enable them to demonstrate their academic and professional primary school teacher abilities using their expertise in subject content, educational theories & methodologies, and pedagogical theories & methodologies. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply different types of knowledge and learning, understand the learner’s characteristics and learning capabilities, and adapt education accordingly.

Qualified foundation phase teachers of Two Oceans Graduate Institute will be generalist trained in the early years of study and introduced to the CAPS document for all the foundation school subjects. With progress, they will be in a position to teach a Home Language (English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa), English First Additional Language, Mathematics, and Life Skills.

Proposed Programme Commencement Date – July 2023

SAQA Number – 119211

Online Teaching & Learning

The Two Oceans Graduate Institute opted for the development and implementation of a distance and online teaching mode of delivery. This mode of teaching and learning is realized in environments where there is effective integration of different modes of delivery, models of teaching and styles of learning through adoption of a strategic and systematic approach to the use of ICT’s and digital technologies. The underpinning principle of an online teaching pedagogy lies in the shift from lecturer-centered teaching to student-centered learning in higher education. This student-centered approach is based on a deepened understanding of the student’s learning.

In an online and distance mode of delivery, the teaching and learning method supports students in creating their own structure of knowledge of the discipline under study. A learner management system (LMS) has been specially designed for the Two Oceans Graduate Institute and can be accessed via the institution’s online web-based intranet. The LMS supports several online teaching, learning and assessment strategies as well as different ways of online interaction between the student and the lecturer/module facilitator as well as between students. These include assignments, chat, choice, database, feedback, forum, glossary, lesson, quiz, SCORM, survey, wiki and workshop. There is virtual contact via ZOOM, Skype or WhatsApp.

Admission Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with matriculation exemption
    • Minimum APS score of 26 excluding Life Orientation
    • English ≥ 4
    • First Additional Language ≥ 3
    • Mathematics ≥ 2
    • Mathematical Literacy ≥ 2
  • NQF Level 4 National Certificate (Vocational) with endorsement for entry into Bachelor studies.
  • Students who completed the NSC in 2008 or thereafter, but have not obtained endorsements, will be considered conditionally for alternative admission after the age of 23 (candidates will be required to complete a RPL portfolio development course).
  • Teachers who are in possession of a recognised certificate or diploma in education or another relevant field may present their qualifications for admission towards recognition of prior learning (RPL) and the transfer of credits.
  • Prospective students who have gained knowledge because of learning in the workplace and in other education settings will be granted admission in terms of the RPL Policy of the institution
  • Students who obtained a Senior Certificate before 2008 will qualify for submission if they have passed English at the higher grade with a D symbol or at the standard grade with a C symbol.
  • Admission of foreign students: foreign students are requested to present all secondary and tertiary qualifications obtained in their country of origin
| BEd (Foundation Phase)

Teaching Practice

Teaching Practice forms an important part of the curriculum of the BEd (Foundation Phase) programme and the teaching and learning approach at Two Oceans Graduate Institute to enable students to learn from practice and to apply theoretical learning in the classroom in a variety of schools. For Teaching Practice, TOGI students will visit schools of the Two Oceans Education Foundation as well as other private and public schools. Students who are working as teachers or teacher assistants in schools will be granted the opportunity to do their teaching practice at the schools where they are already employed. For distance students, arrangements for Teaching Practice will be made to enable them to visit schools within close proximity of their home bases.

| Programme Options

Full Time & Augmented

The BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching) Programme is a full time four-year qualification.

An augmented curriculum programme can be arranged for students with special requests. Requests that will be considered are the following: work commitments, difficulty in coping with the full workload and other circumstances that are deemed as valid for consideration. Students should apply in writing for registration on the augmented programme. Management will consider such requests in consultation with the student and draft a plan for the individual student’s progress. There will be an undertaking from the student to adhere to the plan within the period determined. Augmented programme students will have to register for at least four Modules per cluster to enable completion within six years of study.

Curriculum & Course Breakdown Full-time Programme

Year 1

Cluster 1 Modules

Introduction to Foundation Phase and SA School Curriculum

History of Education

Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Phase

Information Communication Technology I

Academic Literacy

Classroom Management in the Foundation Phase

Code

FISC151

FHED151

FTEL151

ICTS151

ACLI151

FPCM151

NQF level

5

5

6

5

5

5

Credits

10

10

5

5

5

5

Prerequisites

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TWO of the following, at least ONE at Home Language level, one option from each language

English Home Language I

English First Additional Language I

Afrikaans Huistaal I

Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal I

isiXhosa Home Language I

FPEH151

FPEF151

FPAH151

FPAE151

FPXH151

5

5

5

5

5

10

10

10

10

10

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Cluster 2 modules

Educational Philosophy I

Information Communication Technology II

Introduction to Teaching Practice (2 weeks)

Mathematics I

Life Skills I  A

FEPI162

FICT152

FPTP162

FPMA152

FPLS152

6

5

6

5

5

10

5

5

10

10

FHED151

ICTS151

FTEL151

n/a

n/a

Teaching language options: select ONE of the following:

Teaching English Home Language I

Onderrig van Afrikaans Huistaal I

Teaching IsiXhosa Home Language I

FTEH162

FOAH162

FTXH162

6

6

6

10

10

10

FPEH151

FPAH151

FPXH151

Compulsory language teaching module for all students
Teaching English First Additional Language IFTEF162610n/a

Year 2

Cluster 3 modules

 

Educational Philosophy II

Reception Year Teaching I

Teaching Mathematics I

Life Skills I B

Teaching Practice: Guided teaching I (3 weeks)

Code

FEPI263

FRYT263

FPMT263

FPLS253

FPTP263

NQF Level

6

6

6

5

6

Credits

10

10

10

5

10

Prerequisites

FEPI162

n/a

FPMA152

FPLS152

FPTP162

TWO language options, following the modules passed in Cluster 1

English Home Language II

English First Additional Language II

Afrikaans Huistaal II

Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal II

isiXhosa Home Language II

FPEH263

FPEF263

FPAH263

FPAE263

FPXH263

6

6

6

6

6

10

10

10

10

10

FPEH151

FPEF151

FPAH151

FPAE151

FPXH151

Cluster 4 modules

Reception Year Teaching II

Teaching Practice: Guided teaching II (3 weeks)

Teaching Life Skills I

Mathematics II

FRYT264

FPTP264

FLST264

FPMA264

6

6

6

6

10

10

10

10

FRYT263

FPTP263

FPLS253

FPMA152

Teaching language options: continue with the option passed in Cluster 2:

Teaching isiXhosa Home Language II

Teaching English Home Language II

Onderrig van Afrikaans Huistaal II

FTXH264

FTEH264

FOAH264

6

6

6

10

10

10

FPXH263

FPEH263

FPAH263

Compulsory language module for all students

Teaching English First Additional Language II

FTEF264

6

10

FTEF162

Compulsory language teaching module:

isiXhosa Communication (English HL, Afrikaans HT, foreign students)

Afrikaanse Kommunikasie (IsiXhosa HL, foreign students)

FPXC254

FPAK254

5

5

5

5

n/a

n/a

Year 3

Cluster 5 modules

 

Educational Psychology I

Life Skills II

Teaching Practice: Supervised teaching I (3 weeks)

Teaching Mathematics II

Code

FEPS365

FPLS365

FPTP365

FPMT365

NQF level

6

6

6

6

Credits

10

15

10

10

Prerequisites

n/a

FPLS253

FPTP264

FPMA264

Continue with the TWO language options  passed in Cluster 3

English Home Language III

English First Additional Language III

Afrikaans Huistaal III

Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal III

isiXhosa Home Language III

FPEH375

FPEF375

FPAH375

FPAE375

FPXH375

7

7

7

7

7

10

10

10

10

10

FPEH263

FPEF263

FPAH263

FPAE263

FPXH263

Cluster 6 modules

Educational Psychology II

Inclusive Education I

Sociology of Education

Teaching Life Skills II

Teaching Practice: Supervised Teaching II (3 weeks)

FEPS376

FPIE376

FPSE376

FLST366

 FPTP366

7

7

7

6

6

10

10

10

10

10

FEPS365

n/a

n/a

FPLS365

FPTP365

Teaching language options: continue with the option passed in Cluster 4:

Teaching isiXhosa Home Language III

Teaching English Home Language III

Onderrig van Afrikaans Huistaal III

FTXH376

FTEH376

FOAH376

7

7

7

10

10

10

FPXH375

FPEH375

FPAH375

Year 4

Teaching of the Electives: Teaching of the TWO options passed during Cluster 7  

 

Social Pedagogy

Research Methodology in Education

Inclusive Education II

Teaching Practice: Independent teaching I (4 weeks)

Mathematics III

Life Skills III

Code

FPSP477

FRME477

FPIE477

FPTP477

FPMA477

FPLS477

NQF Level

7

7

7

7

7

7

Credits

10

10

10

10

10

10

Prerequisites

n/a

ACLI151

FPIE376

FPTP366

FPMA264

FPLS365

Compulsory language teaching module: 
Teaching English First Additional Language III (compulsory for all students)FTEF477710FTEF264
Cluster 8 Modules 

Teaching Life Skills III

Teaching Mathematics III

Teaching Practice: Independent Teaching II (6 weeks)

Summative Assessment Report: Foundations in Education

Summative Assessment Report: Teaching Practice application in Foundation Phase

FLST478

FPMT478

FPTP478

FSFE478

FSTP478

7

7

7

7

7

15

10

20

10

10

FPLS477

FPMA477

FPTP477

n/a

n/a

 

Curriculum & Course Breakdown Augmented Programme

Year 1

Cluster 1 Modules

Introduction to Foundation Phase and SA School Curriculum

History of Education

Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Phase

Information Communication Technology I

Academic Literacy

Classroom Management in the Foundation Phase

Code

FISC151

FHED151

FTEL151

ICTS151

ACLI151

FPCM151

NQF level

5

5

6

5

5

5

Credits

10

10

5

5

5

5

Prerequisites

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Cluster 2 modules

Information Communication Technology II

Introduction to Teaching Practice (2 weeks)

Life Skills I  A

FICT152

FPTP162

FPLS152

5

6

5

5

5

10

ICTS151

FTEL151

n/a

TWO of the following, at least ONE at Home Language level, one option from each language

English Home Language I

English First Additional Language I

Afrikaans Huistaal I

Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal I

isiXhosa Home Language I

FPEH151

FPEF151

FPAH151

FPAE151

FPXH151

5

5

5

5

5

10

10

10

10

10

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Year 2

Cluster 3 modules

 

Mathematics I

Life Skills I B

Reception Year Teaching I

Code

FPMA152

FPLS253

FRYT263

NQF Level

5

5

6

Credits

10

5

10

Prerequisites

n/a

FPLS152

n/a

Language communication option  (ONE of the following)

isiXhosa Communication (English HL, Afrikaans HT, foreign students)

Afrikaanse Kommunikasie (IsiXhosa HL, foreign students)

FPXC254

FPAK254

5

5

5

5

n/a

n/a

Teaching language options: select ONE of the following:

Teaching English Home Language I

Onderrig van Afrikaans Huistaal I

Teaching IsiXhosa Home Language I 

FTEH162

FOAH162

FTXH162

6

6

6

10

10

10

FPEH151

FPAH151

FPXH151

Cluster 4 Modules

Reception Year Teaching II

Teaching Mathematics I

Teaching Life Skills I

Teaching Practice: Guided teaching I (3 weeks)

FRYT264

FPMT263

FLST264

FPTP263

6

6

6

6

10

10

10

10

FRYT263

FPMA152

FPLS253

FPTP162

Year 3

Cluster 5 modules

 

Educational Philosophy I

Code

FEPI162

NQF level

6

Credits

10

Prerequisites

FHED151

TWO language options, following the modules passed in previous cluster:

English Home Language II

English First Additional Language II

Afrikaans Huistaal II

Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal II

isiXhosa Home Language II

FPEH263

FPEF263

FPAH263

FPAE263

FPXH263

6

6

6

6

6

10

10

10

10

10

FPEH151

FPEF151

FPAH151

FPAE151

FPXH151

Compulsory language teaching module for all students

Teaching English First Additional Language I

FTEF162

6

10

n/a

Cluster 6 modules

Educational Philosophy II

Teaching Practice: Guided teaching II (3 weeks)

Mathematics II

FEPI263

FPTP264

FPMA264

6

6

6

10

10

10

FEPI162

FPTP263

FPMA152

Teaching language options: continue with the option passed in previous cluster:

Teaching isiXhosa Home Language II

Teaching English Home Language II

Onderrig van Afrikaans Huistaal II

FTXH64

FTEH264

FOAH264

6

6

6

10

10

10

FPXH263

FPEH263

FPAH263

Year 4

Cluster 7 modules 

 

Educational Psychology I

Life Skills II

Teaching Mathematics II              

Code

FEPS365

FPLS365

FPMT365

NQF Level

6

6

6

Credits

10

15

10

Prerequisites

n/a

FPLS253

FPMA264

Compulsory language module for all students 
Teaching English First Additional Language IIFTEF264610FTEF162
Cluster 8 Modules 

Educational Psychology II

Teaching Life Skills II

Teaching Practice: Supervised teaching I (3 weeks)

FEPS376

FLST366

FPTP365

7

6

6

10

10

10

FEPS365

FPLS365

FPTP264

Continue with the TWO language options  passed in previous cluster: 

English Home Language III

English First Additional Language III

Afrikaans Huistaal III

Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal III

isiXhosa Home Language III

FPEH375

FPEF375

FPAH375

FPAE375

FPXH375

7

7

7

7

7

10

10

10

10

10

FPEH263

FPEF263

FPAH263

FPAE263

FPXH263

Year 5

Cluster 9 modules 

 

Mathematics III

Inclusive Education I

Teaching Practice: Supervised Teaching II (3 weeks)     

Code

FPMA477

FPIE376

 FPTP366

NQF Level

7

7

6

Credits

10

10

10

Prerequisites

FPMA264

n/a

FPTP365

Teaching language options: continue with the option passed in previous cluster: 

Teaching isiXhosa Home Language III (pipeline students only)

Teaching English Home Language III

Onderrig van Afrikaans Huistaal III

FTXH376

FTEH376

FOAH376

7

7

7

10

10

10

FPXH375

FPEH375

FPAH375

Cluster 10 Modules 

Inclusive Education II     

Research Methodology in Education

Life Skills III

Teaching Mathematics III

FPIE477

FRME477

FPLS477

FPMT478

7

7

7

7

10

10

10

10

FPIE376

ACLI151

FPLS365

FPMA477

Compulsory language teaching module: 

Teaching English First Additional Language III (compulsory for all students)

FTEF477

7

10

FTEF264

Year 6

Cluster 11 Modules 

 

Summative Assessment Report: Foundations in Education

Teaching Life Skills III

Social Pedagogy

Teaching Practice: Independent teaching I (4 weeks)

Code

FSFE478

FLST478

FPSP477

FPTP477

NQF Level

7

7

7

7

Credits

10

15

10

10

Prerequisites

n/a

FPLS477

n/a

FPTP366

Cluster 12 Modules 

Sociology of Education

Summative Assessment Report: Teaching Practice application in Foundation Phase

Teaching Practice: Independent Teaching II (6 weeks)

FPSE376

FSTP478

FPTP478

7

7

7

10

10

20

n/a

n/a

FPTP477

Tuition & Registration Fees 2023

  • Still to be determined