Master of Education (Minor dissertation)

General

Program Description

The primary purpose of this qualification is to enable qualifying students to develop knowledge and skills at an advanced level to function as critically-reflective, competent, and accountable curriculum specialists and researchers in their fields of specialization. 

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At the University of Johannesburg “The Future. Reimagined.” is not simply a catchy phrase

The institution is taking the lead across Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution Thinking, reimagining the future for all disciplines 4IR is the next wave of industrialization that we need to understand and shape in order to build the future of this country – and the Africa continent – so richly deserve. 4IR is not just about robotics and automation; it is about the advancement of society to empower people and uplift generations.

As the world moves forward into the 4th industrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4IR” – bringing 4IR thinking and technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learning technologies. This means that UJ graduates are better prepared to embrace the future of business and industry as AI and 4IR play a bigger part in the way we live and work.

At the University of Johannesburg, it is our duty to embrace and navigate the future leaders of our country proudly and boldly through the unimagined complexities of 4IR so that they may take full advantage and deliver a better tomorrow. Future leaders like you! Here we are leading courageous conversation; pushing and shaping the design of a new tomorrow. Here we are taking action and building the new world.

Admission requirements

a) Prospective candidates will have obtained a BEd Hons.

or

b) Prospective candidates will have obtained a suitable four-year professional bachelor’s degree plus a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification and work experience in the proposed field of specialization. The Education knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the Head of Department and the subject expert in the proposed field of specialization and a reading program may be prescribed prior to allowing registration. 

or

c) Prospective candidates will have obtained an appropriate honors degree and a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification, plus work experience in the proposed field of specialization. The Education knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the Head of Department and the subject expert in the proposed field of specialization and a reading program may be prescribed prior to allowing registration. 

Program structure

  • Minimum duration: One-year formal instruction.
  • The program is offered full-time or part-time

Promotion requirements

Refer to ED 1.3.5 General Faculty Regulations regarding further promotion and re-admission requirements information.

Award of master’s degree

The Masters of Education (Course work and Minor Dissertation) will be awarded to students who have completed all the prescribed requirements successfully.

Research time: 50%

Contact

Ms. Belinda Tshidumo
Tel: 011 559 3251
E-mail: belindat@uj.ac.za

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less