The School of Education (SoE) is a postgraduate department located in the Neville Alexander Building at upper campus. It operates with both stream and programme structures which are managed by stream heads and programme convenors respectively. In 2021, the School will move to a new building on middle campus.
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 diplomas (Adult and Community Education, Higher Education Studies, and Educational Technology), honours, masters and PhD level.
One of the flagship projects of the School is the Newly Qualified Teachers Project (NQT) which addresses the significant attrition rates amongst first-year teachers. The School has a strong research profile and its teaching is research-informed. Seven (7) of its academic staff are rated researchers by the National Research Foundation (NRF). And two of its academic staff are recipients of Distinguished Teacher Awards (DTA). The research interests of the staff, in which they supervise students and have also published extensively are in the following areas: cognition; curriculum; education policy; history education; language education; mathematics education; philosophy with children; pedagogic practice; science education; sociology of education; and emerging technologies and emerging practices. The School is committed to being an inclusive department and fosters a community of practice for both students and staff.