NSFAS Bursaries For Teachers
NSFAS Bursaries For Teachers
Teachers are the “pillars” of the employment team, because without teachers, students will not be able to acquire the knowledge and experience necessary to enter colleges and universities and subsequently enter the job market.
They say that being a teacher requires special kinds of people, and the best teachers are those who truly have a passion for helping young people shape the future. Although it can be a stressful profession, it is certainly a rewarding profession.
We need teachers at all stages of our lives, from preschool through elementary school, high school, and college or university. Whether you’re passionate about math, science, business, technology, and language, or theater, educators must master a variety of disciplines.
If your mission is to help shape the minds of students and provide them with the best opportunities for a successful career, then these educational scholarship programs will be for you.
What are my options for obtaining a Teaching qualification?
If you are thinking of studying teaching, you probably want to know which is the best route to become qualified in the industry. Most students pursue a teaching diploma or degree – these are both different qualifications with various levels of study. We will discuss both options below:
Teaching Degree: this includes a 4 year bachelor’s degree/ 2 year postgraduate honors master’s degree/ doctoral. Degree studies are generally undertaken at University and require that students achieve a bachelor’s pass on their Matric NSC certificate.
A Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree can be split into Foundation Phase, Intermediate Phase, and Senior Phase
Teaching Diploma: generally studies are undertaken at a technical or vocational school and take around 18 months to complete. This qualification usually enables you to specialize in a specific field of teaching.
Which Education Phase is right for you?
Each phase has its pro’s and con’s, here is a quick breakdown that will hopefully help you select a phase best suited to your skillset:
Foundation Phase (Grade R to Grade 3) – while not as academic as the other 2 phases, this phase requires more hands-on practical teaching. Best suited for those who enjoy teaching young kids and toddlers the basic fundamental learning techniques, ethics, and manners.
Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 to Grade 6) – this phase entails less practical training than the Foundation Phase, although some level of practical training is still required. Academic and technical skills are the core focus, and students will select their subjects (Mathematics, English, Science, History, etc).
Senior and Further Education and Training Phase (Grade 7 to Grade 12) – this is the most academic and technical intensive phase, as well as a certain level of practical work. Teachers in this phase will be required to specialize in their chosen subject and must be able to interpret their raw knowledge into practical teaching.
How much do teachers earn?
The average annual salary for a primary school teacher is around R167 000 (ranging between R105 000 and R240 00), while the average annual salary for a high school teacher is around R190 000 (ranging between R135 000 and R290 00). teaching bursaries
How can I qualify for a Teaching bursary?
While bursaries are usually awarded to students who demonstrate great academic potential, financial need is generally also an important factor when funding is granted. A few other criteria which may result in your bursary application being successful includes:
- You must be a South African citizen (or a permanent resident for certain bursary awards)
- You must show love for teaching and working with children
- You must be in your final year of school (Matric) or you must have completed Matric
- You must have applied or have been accepted to study at a recognized tertiary institution in the country
- You must have a good academic record
- Preference is usually given to learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds
EDUCATION & TEACHING BURSARIES FOR 2023-2024
Here are a list of available bursaries for those who are studying or wish to study towards a Teaching or Educators qualification in South Africa:
- Access Trust Bursary
- Arup Education Trust Bursary
- ASSET (Association for Educational Transformation) Bursary South Africa
- Barloworld Education Trust Bursary
- Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Bursary
- Cida Empowerment Trust Bursary
- Epilepsy South Africa Educational Trust Bursary
- Globeleq Scholarship
- IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan
- JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary
- MANCOSA Bursary
- Mick Leary Educational Trust Bursary
- Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
- NEET (National Economic Education Trust) Bursary
- North West Provincial Government Bursary
- NUMSA Bursary
- Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) Bursary
- Rio Tinto/ Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) Bursary
- SA Maths and Science Teacher Intern Programme Bursary
- SACEE Norah Taylor Bursary
- Schauenburg Education Trust Bursary
- SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
- Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary
- The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme
Where to study towards a Teaching qualification in South Africa?
Undergraduate Teaching degrees are offered by most major Universities, including:
– University of the Western Cape
– University of Cape Town
– Stellenbosch University
– University of Johannesburg
– University of the Witwatersrand
– University of Pretoria
– University of KwaZulu-Natal
– Nelson Mandela University
– Walter Sisulu University
– North-West University
– Rhodes University
– University of South Africa
There are also a few private/ public institutions that offer Teaching qualifications, including:
– Rosebank College
– Lyceum College
– Varsity College
– Vaal University of Technology
– Cape Peninsula University of Technology
– Central University of Technology
– Embury Institute for Higher Educatio
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