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The Faculty of Humanities consists of seven Departments, namely the Department of Communication Sciences, the Department of Design and Studio Art, the Department of Post Graduates Studies Education, Department of Educational and Professional Studies, Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Department of Economic and Management Sciences Education and Department of Language Education. read more »
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The Faculty of Humanities consists of five departments, namely the Department of Communication Sciences, the Department of Design and Studio Art, the Department of Language and Social Sciences Education, Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, and the Department of Post Graduate Studies in Education, as well as one service department.

Qualification Structure

The National Diploma is a three-year, full-time, career-oriented qualification. After obtaining the National Diploma qualification, a student may continue with a fourth year of study to obtain the Baccalaureus Technologiae (BTech) degree, before proceeding with Magister Technologiae (MTech) and Doctor Technologiae (DTech) studies.

For Teacher Education, the initial qualification is the four-year *Baccalaureus Educationis (BEd) Further Education and Training (FET) Specialisation programme followed by the BEd (Honours) Degree programme, which can be completed within one year on a full-time basis or within two years on a part-time basis.  Students also have the opportunity to enrol for the Magister Educationis (MEd) and Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) programmes.  Other programmes offered in Teacher Education are the Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programmes.

*The admission requirements for the BEd degree are as follows: Admission to a Bachelor’s degree for candidates who completed Grade 12 after 2007, and matriculation with exemption for candidates who completed Grade 12 before 2007.

Faculty Dean

Prof F van Schalkwyk 2016-12

Prof. F van Schalkwyk

Prof. Frances van Schalkwyk (PhD) is currently the Acting Dean in the Faculty of Humanities at the Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa.  By managing the different learning programmes in the Departments of Design and Studio Art, Communication Sciences as well as Teacher Education in the Faculty, she successfully engages  with communities for […] More »

Departments in this faculty

  • Department of Communication Sciences

    The Department of Communication Sciences offers Language Practice qualifications. This Multi-faceted qualification offers great opportunities to graduates in a number of organisations.

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  • Department of Design and Studio Art

    The Diploma in Design and Studio Art is a qualification across the design and art spectrum that encourages a wide, multidisciplinary view where students are encourage to pursue, debate and prioritize real world issues as individual “creative’s”. The department aims to harness and extend students’ knowledge, skills and creativity with a critical ideas-driven approach across […]

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  • Department of Language and Social Sciences Education

    The Department of Language and Social Sciences Education is responsible for initial teacher education, specializing in the following languages: Sesotho, Setswana, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, English and Afrikaans. The objective of the Department is to equip all prospective educators to promote the different languages in schools, FET Colleges and other institutions. Head of Department  Dr PA Phindane […]

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  • Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

    The Department of Maths, Science and Technology Education offers qualifications in the programmes, namely: Natural Sciences, Technology Education and Computer Sciences. These qualifications will equip prospective educators in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. Head of Department  Dr W Setlalentoa Tel: +27(0)51 507 3371 | E-mail: kconnoway@cut.ac.za Programmes B Ed SP and FET: Computer Science B […]

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  • Department of Post Graduate Studies in Education

    The Department of Post Graduate Studies in Education caters for initial teacher education and continuing professional development of teachers on both the Bloemfontein and Welkom campuses. Programmes Initial Teacher Education Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Advanced Certificate in Education: (FET): Mathematical Literacy (No first-year intake in 2017) Continuing Professional Development Bachelor of Education (HONS): Educational Management (No […]

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