Postgraduate Diploma in Education

The programme is aimed to provide the broad training requisite for general graduates who wish to take up teaching as a career, to get professional training in education. Thus, ALL those having a degree other than education are welcome if they are thinking to engage in the teaching activity.

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Programme Availability
Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education
Level of Study
Postgraduate Diploma
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
1 Year

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

TEACHING

The face-to-face programme runs for one year into two semesters is offered on full time basis. It consists of a minimum of 12 credits of classroom based courses divided into: Core courses and Electives. A total of 2 credits are from Teaching Practice and the other 2 from a research paper. All PGDE students are obliged to take a minimum of 5 credits per semester from taught courses, and 4 credits from practicum (Teaching practice and research paper done in the second semester) making a minimum total of 14 credits for both semesters

SEMESTER 1

Course Ante Course Title

EDC 501 Classroom  Pedagogy

EDP 501 Introduction to Educational Psychology

EDF 501 Principles of Education

EDP 502 Educational Research and Data Analysis

Course Ante Course Title

EDP 504 Adult Learning

EDM 502 Administrative and Organizational Behavior

EDM 503 Human Resource Development in Educational Organizations.

                            
 

SEMESTER 2

Course Ante Course Title

EDC 502 Principles of Curriculum Development and Teaching

EDC 503 Didactics and Technology

EDP 503 Assessment and Evaluation

EDM 501 Management of education and School Administration


ELECTIVES

Course Ante  Course Title

EDF 502       Sociology of Education

EDP 505      Educational Guidance and Counseling

EDC 504      Library Education and Information Management

TEACHING PRACTICE AND RESEARCH PAPER

 

 

                           

Generally, a candidate admitted for the PGDE programme should have a minimum qualification of the first degree with GPA of at least 2.7; or its equivalent from a recognized university.  An applicant with a GPA lower than 2.7 may be admitted only if is having a recommendation letter of good performance from his/her employer.

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