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School for Initial Teacher Education

If you are outgoing, enthusiastic, able to energize children, love to share what you know, want to develop future SA citizens – then you have most of the necessary qualities.

What age group?

You must decide from the outset whether you want to specialise in primary or high school as this will dictate which B Ed programme you study. The following indicates which phase links with which age group and the relevant B Ed programme:

  • B Ed Foundation Phase (B Ed FP) for teaching Grades 0-3;
  • B Ed Intermediate Phase (B Ed IP) for teaching Grades 4-6; and
  • B Ed Further Education & Training (B Ed FET) for teaching Grades 10-12.

Will I get to practise in schools?

Yes, all the teaching qualifications at NMMU integrate theory with practice. The Faculty has long-standing partnerships with schools in the Nelson Mandela Metropole and we work closely together to ensure a balanced curriculum.

What are the admission requirements?

The minimum entry requirements for the B Ed degree are explained in the relevant pages in the online prospectus for further details.

What will it cost per year?

The institution's financial information page has detailed information on fees appropriate for the programme you would like to follow.

What bursaries and funding are available?

There are a number of options for funding and bursaries available. Please see 'Faculty Fees and Bursaries' for more information and contact details.

You may also visit the national Department of Education's website for more information.

When must I apply?

It is advisable to get your completed NMMU Admissions Application Form in before end August of the year prior to your first year of study. It is important to ensure all required documentation is attached to your application - any omissions will hold up your application process.

The B Ed programmes have limited capacity, so it is advisable to get your application in early.

Where do I get the Admissions Application Form?

From the NMMU Admissions Office (Telephone: 041 504 2593 or Email

or download the application form here.

Where can I get more information?

Faculty Administration Officers:

  • Mr Ridaa Salie (041 504 2125) or
  • Ms Jackie Hay (041 504 4568) or
  • The Programme Administrator for the B Ed programme in which you are interested (see Contacts). 
Contact information
Mr Ridaa Salie
Manager: Faculty Administration
Tel: 27 41 504 2125

Ms Pamela Roach
Programme Administrator: B Ed FET
Tel: 27 41 504 4026

Mrs Delene Botha
Programme Administrator: BEd IP
Tel: 27 41 504 4330

Ms Basheera Brooks
Programme Administrator: BEd Foundation Phase and School Based Learning (Foundation Phase)
Tel: 27 41 504 2547

Ms Jackie Elliot-Gentry
Faculty Administrator
Tel: 27 41 504 4568