Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Geography and Languages

Study Programme Details
City: Pretoria
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions: Summer Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


120 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative educational journey with the Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Geography and Languages at the University of South Africa (UNISA). This comprehensive program is designed for educators in grades 7-10, integrating academic and educational subjects to prepare learners for diverse careers or further study. The program aims to develop and consolidate an integrated understanding of disciplinary, practical, pedagogical, and situational knowledge. Through fostering self-reflexivity and cultivating the dispositions of citizenship, students emerge as educators with a profound impact on diverse learners in various contexts.


Discover the potential with our Bachelor of Education program, specializing in Geography and Languages (GEL). This qualification stream (GEL) is not just a degree; it’s a gateway to a dynamic career shaping the future of education. At NQF level 7, with 480 credits and an SAQA ID of 103108, this program equips you with the skills for a multitude of careers and/or further study. The 23 APS/AS required underscores our commitment to academic excellence, providing a solid foundation for educators aiming to make a lasting impact. With a maximum completion time of 10 years, this program is designed for forward-thinkers and change-makers in the field of Geography and Languages education.

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning,
a Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning,
a National Certificate Vocational (NCV) level 4 with at least 60% in three fundamental subjects including the language of teaching and learning; 70% in four vocational subjects chosen from the NCV level 4 subjects. Subjects under the following categories are approved as eligible for a BEd degree: All official languages at First Additional Language level, Agriculture and Nature Conservation, Business, Commerce and Management Sciences Services, Education, Training and Development.

Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements should consider applying for a Higher Certificate in Education if they meet the statutory and additional requirements. The module MTE1501 must be successfully completed in the Higher Certificate.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY a Higher Certificate in Education (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) articulates into this programme.

  • BPT1501 – Being a Professional Teacher
  • GGH1501 – Discover the world: Introduction to Geography
  • GGH1502 – World Issues: A Geographical Perspective
  • PYC1501 – Basic Psychology
  • PYC1502 – Psychology in Society
  • TAM2601 – Teacher as manager
  • TPS2601 – Teaching practice for Senior Phase I

For more information, please visit respective university web page link.

Future Career Outcomes

Witness the real-world impact of our graduates who have become exemplary educators, GIS specialists, and advocates for cultural and environmental awareness. As industry demands continue to evolve, our program aligns with these changes by focusing on skills development, ensuring our graduates are not only academically equipped but also possess the adaptability and innovation needed in the ever-evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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