ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued letters to the heads of all public and private sectors universities and degree awarding institutes for the implementation of revised Teacher Education Roadmap in line with the recommendations of National Curriculum Review Committee in the discipline of Education.
According to the revised Teacher Education Roadmap, candidates having Associate Degree in Education (ADE) will be allowed to enrol in the 5th semester or third year of a four-year B.Ed. programme. Similarly, candidates with an Associate Degree in disciplines other than Education or two-year erstwhile BA / BSc degrees (now defunct) shall be admitted in the 5th semester or third year of a four-year B.Ed. programme through a bridging semester after completing the deficiency courses (15-18 credit hours) as determined by the admitting university on case-to-case basis.
Moreover, MA Education, M.Ed. and BS Education shall be considered equivalent to B.Ed. 4 years / B.Ed. (Hons), B.Ed. 2.5 after 14 years qualification and B.Ed. 1.5 after 16 years qualification for the purpose of employment and further education. The graduates having sixteen years or equivalent qualification in disciplines other than Education and desirous to acquire B.Ed. degree will be allowed enrolment in B.Ed. 1.5 comprising of 45-54 credit hours course work. However, such graduates having sixteen years non-relevant qualification desirous to acquire admission in MS/MPhil Education, shall be required to complete deficiency courses of minimum 18 credit hours as part of the said degree programme as determined by the admitting university on case-to-case basis.
Lastly, the nomenclature for Teacher Education Degrees shall only be “Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)” from Fall 2023 onwards. The strands, such as Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education etc. and specializations like Curriculum, Assessment, Academic planning, Leadership, Guidance and Counselling, etc. shall only be reflected on transcripts and not on degrees.