Considering a career in teaching? Teach South Africa needs you!

Annette Willemse -- Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:08

Considering a career in teaching? Teach South Africa needs you!

Are you a final year student or currently busy with a postgraduate qualification? If so, Teach South Africa might just offer what you are looking for in terms of employment and experience.

Teach South Africa – first established in 2005, in conjunction with the NWU Vaal Career Centre (situated within the Directorate Student Counselling and Development) are offering students the opportunity to use their degree to teach for a period of two years.  Final year or postgraduate students who have had English, Mathematics, Science and Technology as degree modules are invited to join the Teach South Africa initiative. Placements will be made throughout South Africa with priority being given to government schools.

The following graduates are excluded from applaying: BEd, BSW (Social Work) and BA/BCom Law.

For more information

For more information students can visit the Career Centre in Building 13 or alternatively visit the Teach South Africa website. Note that applications are processed online and that the closing date for all submissions is 20 September 2015. 

More about Teach South Africa

Teach South Africa was first established in 2005 to support the Department of Basic Education in addressing the national skills shortage in the areas such as Mathematics, Science, English and Technology. In pursuing this mission, Teach South Africa signed up 50 dynamic graduates from leading South African universities in 2010, placing them in schools where their skills are most needed, typically within disadvantaged areas. Called Teach Ambassadors, these committed graduates add great value to the lives of learners from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Teach South Africa programme puts applicants through a rigorous selection process. Successful applicants then go through four weeks of intensive training and orientation before being placed in a local school as a Teach Ambassador for a period of two years.