ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has re-launched teacher training programs (M.Ed and B.Ed) from the new semester, spring 2018 as per the guideline set by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
The M.Ed one year comprises five categories, Elementary Teacher Education, teacher education, distance and non-formal education, science education and special education, a news release said on Friday.
The University has also offered one and half year B.Ed program, with eligibility of MA/MSc qualification. BS or BA (Hon-4 years) second division are qualified to take admissions in the program.
Elementary education, secondary teacher education and science education four year-duration has also been offered. Eligibility for this program is intermediate 2nd division.
Curriculum and teaching pattern has been revised to improve quality of these programs, as per the directions of the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui.
While reviewing the new programs, the University was trying to ensure that their qualified teachers should be the best ones in the market, said Dean Education Dr Nasir Mahmood. As per the revised schedule, the admission of the programs will continue till March 30.
The HEC has converted one-year B.Ed program into four year on the basis of F.A. and FSc Education and the University was carrying it teaching program accordingly.
The AIOU had been leading University in the country that has been offering B.Ed. PTC AND CT since very beginning and their beneficiaries are in thousands all over the country, particularly the females.