School of Education
The School of Education (SoE) is a postgraduate department located in the Neville Alexander Building at upper campus. It operates with both a stream and programme structure which are managed by stream heads and programme convenors respectively.
The School currently offers qualifications in initial teacher education (ITE), continuing professional development (CPD), adult and community education, higher education and educational technology. These qualifications are offered at different levels: postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, honours, masters and PhD level.
The School of Education
The School of Education, which celebrated its centenary in 2011, is a largely post-graduate interdisciplinary department in the Faculty of Humanities with research activity across a number of important fields, including: curriculum; learning and development; science, technology and mathematics education (STEM); language and literacy; primary education; education policy and management; ICTs and education; and the fields of Adult Education and Higher Education studies.
The Schools Development Unit (SDU) is part of the School of Education, and the Director of the SDU also heads UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative (SII). The SDU is deeply involved with school improvement and teacher professional development. It engages in a variety of school-based activities and projects from Grade R to Grade 12, and delivers accredited programmes and short courses.
A general Honours programme and a wide range of taught Master’s degree options form the focus of the higher degree teaching in the School. The PhD is by research only. It attracts an array of candidates across many fields of education.
The School of Education is committed to both initial teacher education and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and its teacher education programmes draw on research depth and subject expertise, as well as on the experience of the SDU and SII. The School is also committed to research and postgraduate studies in teacher education.