The process of giving or receiving systematic instruction at a school or at a university.

Career description

  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to all students in the class;
  • Teaching according to the educational needs, abilities and achievement of the individual students and groups of students;
  • Adopting and working towards the implementation of the school development plan of the particular school they are giving service in;
  • Assigning work, correcting and marking work carried out by his/her students;
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behaviour of one’s students;
  • Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students or groups of students.


Modules to expect

It depends on which field you would want to teach and the level of education.

Jobs directly related to the degree

  • Primary/Secondary school teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Tutor
  • Professor
  • Head of Department
  • Headmistress 




Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare


Bursary Opportunities

Funza Lushaka bursary, Department of Higher Education, SAIRR, Department of Education, ISASA



The Courage to Teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life by Parker J. Palmer

Teach like a Pirate: Increase student engagement, boost your creativity and transform your life as an educator by Dave Burgess

The First days of School: How to be an effective teacher by Harry K. Wong


Fun facts

Real teachers have never heard an original excuse <>

Psychologists are drawing the conclusion that early academic learning structured around directive teaching not only inhibits creativity, but stunts a child’s natural curiosity to discover how the world works. <Teach thought>

The worst thing you can do for someone is to do something for them they can and should do for themselves.”  –John Wooden


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