Mancosa Teaching

The MANCOSA Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Further Education and Training.

 Teaching is a 18-month programme aimed at developing graduates who wish to become school teachersTeaching choices may be selected from a list of specialisations offered by MANCOSA.

Admission requirements

The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or an NQF level 4 National Certificate (Vocational) with endorsement for entry into the study of a Bachelor’s Degree; appropriate subject combinations and levels of competence as determined by the specialisation requirements.

Teachers who are in possession of a recognised Certificate or Diploma in Education or any other relevant fields may also present their qualifications for admission into the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), with a possibility of a transfer of credits in cognate previous studies.

The MANCOSA RPL policy will be used to determine the level of progression into the B.Ed degree and/or the credit accumulation towards the B.Ed degree.

Programme structure

Year 1:
Semester 1

  • Introduction to Education Studies 101
  • South African School Education System 101
  • FET Subjects (choose two FET subjects)
    * Accounting FET 111
    * Business Studies FET 121
    * Economics FET 131
    * Mathematics FET 141
    * English FET 151
    * isiZulu FET 161
  • Senior Phase Subject (take one SP subject that is underpinned by your FET subject choice)
    *
     Economic and Management Sciences SP 111
    * Mathematics SP 121
    * English SP 131
    * isiZulu SP 141

Semester 2

  • Education Studies 102: Curriculum Studies
  • English Communication 102
  • isiZulu Conversational 102
  • Senior Phase Subject (continue with SP subject specialisation)
    *
     Economic and Management Sciences SP 112
    * Mathematics SP 122
    * English SP 132
    * isiZulu SP 142

Year 2:

Semester 1

  • Education Studies 201: Teaching and Learning
  • FET Subjects (continue with both FET subjects chosen)
    * Accounting FET 211
    * Business Studies FET 221
    * Economics FET 231
    * Mathematics FET 241
    * English FET 251
    * isiZulu FET 261


Semester 2

  • Teaching Practice 202
  • Education Studies 202: Sociology of Education
  • Senior Phase Subject Method (take the method module for the SP specialisation chosen)
    *
     Economic and Management Sciences Method SP 212
    * Mathematics Method SP 222
    * English Method SP 232
    * isiZulu Method SP 242


Year modules

FET Subject Method
(subject method for the
both FET subjects
specialisation)

* Accounting Method FET 210
* Business Studies Method FET 220
* Economics Method FET 230
* Mathematics Method FET 240
* English Method FET 250
* isiZulu Method FET 260

Year 3:Semester 1

  • Education Studies 301: Psychology of Education
  • FET Subjects (continue with both FET subjects chosen)* Accounting FET 311
    * Business Studies FET 321
    * Economics FET 331
    * Mathematics FET 341
    * English FET 351
    * isiZulu FET 361
  • Senior Phase Subject (take the method module for the SP specialisation chosen)
    *
     Economic and Management Sciences Method SP 311
    * Mathematics Method SP 321
    * English Method SP 331
    * isiZulu Method SP 341


Semester 2

  • Teaching Practice 302
  • Senior Phase Subject (continue with SP subject specialisation)
    *
     Economic and Management Sciences SP 312
    * Mathematics SP 322
    * English SP 332
    * isiZulu SP 342


Year modules

FET Subject Method
(subject method for the
both FET subjects
specialisation)

* Accounting Method FET 310
* Business Studies Method FET 320
* Economics Method FET 330
* Mathematics Method FET 340
* English Method SP 350
* isiZulu Method SP 360

Year 4:Semester 1

  • Researching Teaching and Learning 401
  • FET Subject (continue with both FET subjects chosen)
    * Accounting FET 411
    * Business Studies FET 421
    * Economics FET 431
    * Mathematics FET 441
    * English FET 451
    * isiZulu FET 461


Semester 2

  • Education Studies 402: Philosophy of Education
  • Senior Phase Subject (continue with SP subject specialisation)
    *
     Economic and Management Sciences Method SP 412
    * Mathematics Method SP 422
    * English Method SP 432
    * isiZulu Method SP 442


Year modules

  • Teaching Practice 400
  • FET Subject Method
    (subject method for the
    both FET subjects
    specialisation)
    * Accounting Method FET 410
    * Business Studies Method FET 420
    * Economics Method FET 430
    * Mathematics Method FET 440
    * English Method FET 450
    * isiZulu Method FET 460

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of theories and principles that inform teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the diverse context in which teaching and learning takes place within the South African school system;
  • Develop and understanding of a learner-centred pedagogy to meet the diverse learner needs and contextual variations of the country;
  • Demonstrate their ability to plan lessons for teaching incorporating the use of teaching and learning technologies to facilitate effective learning;
  • Be familiar with the prevailing school and curriculum policies that inform teaching practices;
  • Be able to demonstrate the skills in teaching of the specialisation subjects taking cognisance of the teaching context, educational infrastructure and school resources across the diverse schooling context that is prevalent within South African communities;
  • Be able to communicate effectively in class through the medium of English;
  • Be able to converse with learners in one of the indigenous African languages.