Faculty of Education

The Faculty's research programme focuses on relevant and strategically important themes in education to find solutions to educational matters of current concern and to promote the development of education in South Africa. This research, which impacts on all of the teaching programmes, is concerned with local as well as international needs. In the light of its strategic importance, the development of human potential in a diverse community has been chosen as a central focus for applied research in the Faculty of Education. Its three departments each have a complementary focus that ties in with the broad research focus of the Faculty.

Teacher training for the Senior and Further Education and Training Phases

Should you wish to become a high school teacher, your undergraduate studies at other faculties could be a basis for postgraduate studies in Education. See Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Lecturer training for Higher Education

The Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (Teaching and Learning) caters for the professional needs of lecturers and learning facilitators. Read more about this diploma under the Department of Curriculum Studies.

Bachelor of Education Honours (BEdHons)

Our new Bachelor of Education Honours programmes are geared towards enriching and deepening your knowledge in a chosen specialist field in order to equip you to contribute meaningfully to strengthening and improving education in South Africa.

The following four new honours programmes are offered through blended learning or mixed-mode instruction:

  • Curriculum Inquiry
  • Education Development and Democracy
  • Educational Support
  • Foundation Phase Education
  • Language Education

A programme focussing on Curriculum Inquiry was also developed and submitted to the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Council on Higher Education for approval and accreditation, and will be implemented soon.

Click here to learn more about the blended learning programmes offered via Stellenbosch University's telematics platform.


Faculty Administrator: Ms Eune Louwrens

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 9111



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