Bachelor On Campus

Foundation Phase Teaching

University of Johannesburg

48 months
5944 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The purpose of the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching at University of Johannesburg qualification is to deliver professionally qualified beginner teachers for the foundation phase.


This is done by providing student teachers with a well-rounded education that equips them with the required subject content knowledge base, teaching competence, a sound and nuanced understanding of the integrated nature of theory and practice in education and the context of the teaching profession in South Africa. The Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching at University of Johannesburg focuses specifically on child development, literacy, numeracy (mathematics) and the knowledge that underpins life skills.


Students who complete this programme will be able to:

  • Teach the foundation phase curriculum (numeracy, literacy and life-skills) proficiently
  • Use advanced literacy skills for teaching
  • Support and nurture learning and development in diverse educational contexts.
  • Identify and address barriers to learning in the early years of schooling
  • Teach literacy in English and Sotho or IsiZulu (as first language and additional language).
  • Formulate a personal teaching philosophy and critically reflect on their teaching philosophy and how it relates to teaching conduct. 


Please note that a separate process is followed for international students. In addition to the above-mentioned, a study permit and medical insurance certificate must be produced.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Studies
  • Teaching Studies
  • Mathematics for the Foundation Phase
  • Teaching Methodology and Practicum
  • English for the Foundation Phase
  • Culture and the Natural Environment for the Foundation Phase

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


488 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a completed application form with supporting documents
  • Final School results
  • Valid Passport or Identity Document or Birth Certificate
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Provide proof of a non -  refundable Application Fee R200.00
  • Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching (the University prefers the applicant to take the IELTS at an overall score of 6 and TOEFL at an average score of 80–104 for Undergraduate programmes)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5944 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5944 EUR per year during 48 months.

 R102,280 – R110,330

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

Study loans vary according to family income and cover the actual costs of studies for accepted undergraduate students. Applications for NSFAS loans must be submitted on the prescribed loan application form obtainable from the Division of Bursaries and Loans. Closing date for NSFAS applications: 30 November 2018 for 2019 registration.


Study loans are available to registered students.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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