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Baccalaureus : NATURAL SCIENCES

BEDSFN

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus, Welkom Campus

4 Years

Semester 1

480

6

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

In addition to the general admission requirements, the candidate must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate with matriculation exemption.  Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physical Sciences at NQF level are prerequisites.  Mathematics with a C-symbol on SG or an E-symbol on HG is required.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

In addition to the general admission requirements, the candidate must be in possession of the NSC with endorsement for admission to a bachelor’s degree.    A pass in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences with a minimum mark of 50% is required.

Pre-requisites

The student may only follow the second-, third- or fourth-year level of study on condition that the first-, second- or third-year level respectively has been successfully completed.

Career Opportunities

Teacher or lecturer at a secondary school or FET college.


1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


Compulsory modules:

MCT11ES


Micro-teaching and Observation

6

EDC11ES


Education I: Learner & Learning

12

EDM11ES


Education I: Media in Teaching and Learning

19

NMR5011


Numeracy

6

DLC5011


Basic Digital Literacy

6

LFS11ES


Life Skills

6

ONE major instructional offering for SP Teaching:

NST11ES


Natural Science Option SP I

16

 

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2



Compulsory modules:


LCS5012

Academic Literacy and Communication Studies

12


ADC5022

Advanced Digital Literacy

6


SBX12ES

School-based Learning I

12

TWO major instructional offerings for FET teaching:


LFC12ES

Life Sciences I

16


PYS12ES

Physical Sciences I

16

Select ONE language:


CAY12ES

Communication in Afrikaans Second Language  or

12


CTY12ES

Communication in Setswana Second Language  or

12


CXY12ES

Communication in IsiXhosa Second Language  or

12


CHY12ES

Communication in Sesotho Second Language  or

12


CZY12ES

Communication in Zulu Second Language  or

12


CNX12ES

Communication in English Second Language

12

Total:

145

 

2ND YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


Compulsory modules:

LNG11ES


Language of Teaching and Learning I

12

MCT21ES


Micro-teaching II

6

EDC21ES


Education II: Working in the Classroom

19

EDM21ES


Education II: Curriculum Studies

19

GSM11ES


General Subject Methodology I

6

ONE specific instructional offering (Methodology A – SP I):

NSM21ES


Natural Sciences Methodology SP I

6

ONE major SP

NST21ES


Natural Sciences SP II

16

Compulsory modules:


SBX22ES

School-based Learning II

24


LNG22ES

Language of Learning and Teaching II

12

TWO specific instructional offerings (Methodologies FET I):


LFM22ES

Life Sciences FET Methodology I

6


PYM22ES

Physical Sciences FET Methodology I

6

TWO major instructional offerings (FET II):


LFC22ES

Life Sciences FET II

16


PYT22ES

Physical Sciences FET II

16

Total:

164

 

3RD YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


Compulsory modules:

MCT31ES


Micro-teaching III

6

EDC31ES


Education III: Being a Teacher

19

EDM31ES


Education III: Learner-centred Schools

19

GSM21ES


General Subject Methodology II

6

ONE specific instructional offering (Methodology A for SP II):

NMS31ES


Natural Sciences SP Methodology II

6

ONE major (SP Teaching III):

NST31ES


Natural Sciences SP III

16

Compulsory module:


SBX32ES

School-based Learning III

24

TWO specific instructional offerings (Methodologies for FET II):


LFM32ES

Life Sciences FET Methodology II

6


PYM32ES

Physical Sciences FET Methodology II

6

TWO major instructional offerings for FET Teaching III:


LFC32ES

Life Sciences FET III

16


PYT32ES

Physical Sciences FET III

16

Total:

140

 

4TH YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


Compulsory modules:

EDC41ES


Education IV: School Administration

19

IER41ES


Introduction to Classroom Research

25

ONE specific instructional offering (Methodology for SP):

NSM41ES


Natural Sciences Methodology SP III

6

Compulsory module:


SBX42ES

School-based Learning IV

24

Two specific instructional offerings (Methodologies for FET III):


LSM42ES

Life Sciences FET Methodology III

6


PYM 42ES

Physical Sciences FET Methodology III

6

Total:

86

For more information contact: Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

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