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. The current programme runs between February 2020 to November 2021 and makes provision for an intake on a two-year cycle. The next intake is scheduled for February 2022 and applications will therefore only be available as of 01 March 2021. 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:

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

Additional Supporting Documentation

Please complete this departmental form for the BEdHons programme in addition to your online application.



Faculty Administrator: Ms Eune Louwrens

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 9310



Faculty Calendar Part 6

Postgraduate programme listing and closing dates