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Welcome to ​the F​aculty of Education


The Faculty of Education's vision is to be:

​​"acknowl​​edged and respected unequivocally as a leading and ​​engaged research-driven education faculty". 

It strives to play a leading role in education, both locally and globally, and to engage with educational challenges, particularly in the South African context. The Faculty is characterised by its significant research profile, its focus on education beyond the school environment and its inter-disciplinary approach to education.

In seeking synergy between teaching, research and community engagement, the Faculty hopes to develop a knowledge base that builds both research in education and the practice of teacher education.​

The Faculty contributes to the National Development Plan in the following ways: 

  • ​​increasing teacher training output and teacher subject knowledge; 
  • improving school leadership and management; 
  • training principals and teachers in underperforming schools and offering onsite mentoring and support; 
  • introducing lecturer development programmes and improving the quality of teacher education in SA.

SU's institutional goals of broadening access, sustaining momentum on excellence and enhancing societal impact are carried out through a range of teaching and learning, research and community engagement activities.