Bachelor of Education

(Early Childhood Development: Foundation Phase)


Qualification Code: 02593

Duration:  4 Years Full Time (Max 10 years)

Total Credits:  480 (40 Modules)

Admission / Entry Requirements:
To be registered as a candidate for a B.Ed (Early Childhood Development: Foundation Phase) Degree you must satisfy the admission requirements set out in the myChoice UNISA information brochure.  The Following is a guide:

  1. National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission to Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. 50% in the language of teaching and learning.

Degree Content:
This Bachelor of Education degree curriculum consist of 40 modules which includes:

  1. Professional Studies: 15 Compulsory modules
    • These modules have to be offered in sequential order.
    • There are compulsory Teaching Practice modules which are year modules and can ONLY be registered during semester 1 registration period.
    • Teaching Practicals must be done in South Africa and students living in one of the SADC countries may offer their teaching practicals in those countries.
  2. Educational Themes: 10 Compulsory modules
    • THREE School Subjects: 15 modules
    • TWO school subjects up to 2nd year level and a THIRD school subject on 1st year level.
    • It is compulsory to include English as well as either Afrikaans or an African language as part of the school subject combination.
    • Students with foreign nationality may be excluded from offering a 2nd official language (Afrikaans or an Africa Language), but they need to offer another school subject instead.
    • Some subjects may have 3 or 4 modules on first level.
  3. Additional modules
    • Additional modules must be offered if the total amount of modules offered for school subjects 1, 2 and 3 do not add up to 15 modules.
    • You may register for a maximum of 60 NQF credits per semester/ or 120 NQF credits per year.
    • Students residing outside the boarders of South Africa or SADC countries are required to submit DSAR05 form prior to registration.

The Graduate Academy tuition:

  • The Graduate Academy provides tuition for the B.ED Degree on a full time & part time basis.
  • The curriculum for this Degree is structured according to the rules as specified by UNISA.
  • Fees for tuition are payable to The Graduate Academy.

Important information about UNISA that you need to know:

  • As a new student you need to apply to UNISA within specified application dates.
  • Application periods per year are announced by UNISA.  Usually August / September for Semester 1 and May for Semester 2.
  • You can now apply for a maximum of three qualifications if you meet all the admission requirements for your chosen qualifications.
  • Unisa will assess your application using a points score system and inform you whether or not your application was successful and the qualification(s) for which you have been accepted (ie make you an offer). Students will be accommodated on the basis of the number of places available for each qualification.
  • You will be required to accept the offer. You must confirm Unisa’s offer within a specific period of time. If you receive more than one offer from Unisa, you must confirm which offer you are accepting when you pay the acceptance fee.

The current application period for 2018 is August / September.  UNISA does not allow any late applications or registrations.  Application fees at UNISA are payable by you the student. UNISA will supply you with study guides and tutorial letters.  Prescribed textbooks are required for certain modules.

Steps to Apply?

  1. Apply with The Graduate Academy (Complete Graduate Academy Application form)
  2. Apply at UNISA (TGA will assist you with this)
  3. Await confirmation of acceptance by UNISA for chosen degree & Confirm.
  4. Register with UNISA (During relevant application period) – you will require final school results for this.
  5. Join myUNISA (TGA will assist you with this)
  6. Begin Lectures at The Graduate Academy (Semester 1 (Jan/Feb) – Semester 2 (July))

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of The Graduate Academy!