Uniswa Faculty of Education Admission Requirements
1. Certificate in Adult Education
This is a programme that is run over a period of two years on a part-time basis. It is intended for candidates who wish to become adult educators.
A minimum SGCSE/IGCSE or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) or General Certificate in Education (GCE) plus two years experience in work related to the education and training of adults. A letter of recommendation from an employer is also needed. Other alternative qualifications acceptable to the University will be considered.
2. Diploma in Adult Education
This is a two-year part-time programme intended for candidates who wish to become adult educators.
Candidates must have either
(i) A pass in the Certificate in Adult Education plus one year of relevant experience after completing the Certificate programme.
(ii) A pass with credit or distinction in the Certificate in Adult Education.
(iii) A professional certificate obtained after a duration of NOT LESS than one academic year of full-time study from a recognised institution.
An IGCSE or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) or General Certificate in Education (GCE) with at least 5 subject passes:
(iv) A minimum of two years practical experience in work related to the education and training of adults, supported by a letter of recommendation from an employer.
3. Certificate in Physical Education (Currently not offered)
This is a one-year, full-time study programme intended to provide trained and skilled teachers in the area of the physical education.
The entrance requirement shall be as follows;
(a) A minimum of a teacherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s qualification (Certificate, Diploma or Degree) plus two yearsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ teaching or relevant work experience.
(b) A degree in any field of study
c) A pass or better in five IGCSE/SGCSE, Cambridge Overseas School Certificate:
OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Level (GCE)
4. Bachelor of Education (Primary)
This programme is intended for qualified teachers who want to advance their knowledge in education and teaching subjects. The degree, which is of four years duration, takes the form of single major in Primary Education and teaching subject options drawn from one of the following:
(i) Language Arts – English/SiSwati
(iii) Science – Biology/Mathematics/Chemistry/Physics
(a) Applicants will be considered for admissions to year 1 of the degree if they hold:
(i) Diploma in Education (Primary or Secondary) OR
(ii) A two-year Secondary TeacherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Certificate OR
(iii) A two-year Secondary TeacherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Diploma OR
(iv) A three-year Primary or Secondary TeachersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Diploma OR
(v) A recognised equivalent qualification
Their major subjects must fit into an acceptable Year 1 Programme approved by the Faculty of Education. The Subjects are:
(b) A pass in the Diploma in Education (Primary or Secondary) of the University of Swaziland or equivalent qualifications.
5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
The Bachelor of Education, which is of four years duration, is intended for qualified teachers. The degree takes the form of a double major with the following programme:
Year 1 – Education, Academic Communication Skills, Introduction to Computing for Education and two other subjects
Year 2 – Education and two other subjects
Year 3 Education and one other subject
Year 4 Education and one other subject
Applicants are normally expected to offer teaching subjects for which curriculum courses exist in the Faculty of Education and to continue with curriculum studies in both their chosen subjects in years 3 and 4.
(i) Applicants will be considered for admission to year 1 of the degree programme if they possess:
(a) a Diploma in Education OR
(b) a two-year Secondary TeachersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Certificate OR
(c) a two-year Secondary Teachers Diploma OR
(d) a three-year Secondary TeachersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Diploma OR
(e) a recognised equivalent qualification.
In addition, candidates who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Education (Commerce) must have obtained a credit pass in their O-Level/IGCSE/SGCE Mathematics.
(ii) The applicant must have obtained an overall C grade or better in the teaching subjects.
Candidates with IGCSE/SGCSE or G.C.E. O-level qualifications shall be considered for direct admission into the Bachelor of Education (Secondary/Science) if they have one of the following:
(a) A minimum of six passes in G.C.E., which must include a grade C or better in:
(i) English Language and Mathematics
(ii) Two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, Science (Chemistry/Physics)
Combined Science and Additional Combined Science
(iii) Any other subject
(b) The Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) in the first or second division with a minimum of 5 credits (C grade or better) which must include the subjects listed in (a) above.
(c) International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)/ Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education (SGCSE) Admissions.
The minimum requirement for entrance to the Bachelor of Education degree programme for holders of IGCSE/IGCSE shall be: A minimum of six passes in the IGCSE/IGCSE, which must include a C grade or better in
(i) English Language and Mathematics
(ii)EITHER Two of the following:
(iii) Any other subject.
6. Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Full-time)
The Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (P.G.C.E.) is offered as a full-time programme, of one year duration. The applicant will normally be expected to take a curriculum studies course reflecting the subject(s) studied in the degree.
A recognised university degree in which one or more teaching subjects have been studied. The applicant must have obtained an overall C grade or better in the teaching subjects. The applicant must have an overall C grade or better in the teaching subject (s).