Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Teaching

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Teaching

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Teaching, The Faculty of Education is located on the Mowbray and Wellington campuses of CPUT. Our core business is teacher education, with the bulk of our students in initial or pre-service teacher education, through the four-year Bachelor of Education. The rest of our academic offerings address educator development needs at pre-service and in-service level, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, through the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (for those who want to join the teaching profession after acquiring a degree other than education); and for those already with qualifications and experience in the Education field, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, the Advanced Certificate in Education, and Honours, Master’s and doctoral degrees.

Our Faculty is the biggest teacher education provider in the Western Cape, with students from all over the country. At the Mowbray campus instruction is offered in English, while at the Wellington campus the undergraduate programme is offered in Afrikaans.

As educators, we pride ourselves for belonging to what is known as a noble profession – a service-oriented profession. We acknowledge the responsibility we have to influence the future through the young people we train and develop, and the even younger people they will train and develop. We are also aware of the challenges that face the education sector in our country, from inadequate teaching spaces, limited access to education, under-qualified educators and education managers, absence of commitment and professionalism in some sectors of our profession, and a generally underperforming education system. We look at these challenges as our challenges, and believe that with our dedicated staff, relevant academic offerings, and the necessary support we get from our university, the Western Cape Education Department and the national Department of Higher Education and Training, our contribution in this regard is making a difference, not just to this Province but to the nation. We thus invite those who share in this vision, and want to be part of this contribution, to register with us for one of the many options in educator development.

Course Information and Fees

Teaching and Learning

BEd Hons: (Baccalaureus Educationis: (Hons))

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The BEd Honours degree is a first postgraduate degree in education and is intended to prepare students for research- based postgraduate study. It serves to consolidate and deepen expertise in a specific area in education, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of the area.

The purpose of the qualification is then firstly to consolidate and deepen students’ knowledge of their selected specialisation and secondly to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of that specialisation in order to prepare students for advanced post-graduate studies in the selected field of specialisation. Being the first post-graduate degree in education, the qualification aims to equip students with a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence relevant to their chosen specialisation, as well as to understand the important role of research and specialised skills related to exploring key issues within their chosen specialisation. Students will plan, conduct and report on a research project under supervision which will address contemporary and critical issues in the selected specialisation.Syllabus

Module name NQF level of subject SAQA credits of subject Compulsory or optional (elective)
Education 5 8 30 Compulsory
Introduction to Research in Education 8 5 Compulsory
Research Methods in Education 8 20 Compulsory
Research project 8 30 Compulsory
Specialisation subjects (choose one from):
Afrikaans First Language 8 40 Elective
Business Management 8 40 Elective
Computer Applications Technology 8 40 Elective
Drama 8 40 Elective
Foundation Phase 8 40 Elective
Human Movement 8 40 Elective
Inclusive Education 8 40 Elective
Mathematics 8 40 Elective
Mathematical Literacy 8 40 Elective
Music 8 40 Elective
Second Language/First Additional Language 8 40 Elective
Science 8 40 Elective
Technical and Vocational Education and Training 8 40 Elective
Visual Art 8 40 Elective

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time /
Course is offered on Mowbray Campus.
Course is offered on Wellington Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms Nobathembu Ngcayisa
Telephone: 021 680 1510
Fax: –
Contact: Ms Shirley du Plessis
Telephone: 021 864 5220
Fax: –
Contact: Robert Meyer
Telephone: +27 21 680 1509
Fax: +27 21 680 1504
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2018 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 


This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.