Teaching Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2019

THE CIDA EMPOWERMENT TRUST (CIDA) is inviting applications from suitably qualifying candidates dedicated to a career in teaching Mathematics or Science to participate in the CIDA Teacher Development Internship Programme.

This innovative programme involves internship in a top Johannesburg private school (Roedean School SA or St John’s College), over the two-year period of the part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) commencing in the 2019 Academic Year at the University of Johannesburg.

During the internship, deserving young candidates passionate about teaching, will benefit from a dedicated mentor providing practical academic support and guidance, exposing interns to diverse teaching environments and best-practice teaching advice and methodologies.

Candidates will participate in a Leadership Development Programme for Teachers, with following key elements:

  • Psychosocial support tailored to each participant;
  • Training to promote Self-mastery and Life skills;
  • Classroom Leadership and Effectiveness;
  • Workplace Readiness for the school environment;
  • Financial management; and
  • Career mapping and Development for Teachers

Participants in the CIDA Teacher Development Internship Programme will receive full funding over the two–year period towards:

  1. Tuition fees for Part-time studies for the PGCE at the University of Johannesburg, including allowance for stationery, books and laptop;
  2. Student accommodation, transport and living expenses;
  3. Monthly stipend.

Who Is Eligible?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  1. A dedication to teaching as a career;
  2. A strong academic transcript for undergraduate level studies in any of Mathematics, Life Sciences, or Biological studies;
  3. Effective communication skills; and
  4. Ability to lead and inspire others, demonstrated by personal experience within your own community.

Please take note that only applicants who fit the criteria below will be considered:

  1. Bursars must be black South African citizens;
  2. Bursars must be completing or have already completed studies towards Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies in Mathematics, Life Sciences, or Biological Sciences;
  3. The student must be willing to register for a part-time-PGCE with University of Johannesburg;
  4. Bursars must be committed to pursuing a teaching career specialising in Mathematics and Science Subjects at High School level.

Before You BEGIN…

Please ensure you have the following information ready to be uploaded with your application:

  1. A copy of a certified National Senior Certificate
  2. Certified copies of other qualifications if applicable
  3. Academic record/s
  4. A copy of your certified ID
  5. A written submission of not more than 500 words entitled Teaching
  6. A video recording not longer than 1min 30 seconds entitled About Me

This application will take you about 15-20 minutes. Ensure that you have a good stable internet connection to be able to upload your application and attachments. You can also use your mobile device for the completion of this application.

Closing Date: 18 June 2018

How To Apply

Apply Online for the CIDA Development Trust Teaching Bursary / Scholarship Programm

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