HEC Announces New Roles for Old Associate Bachelor and Master Degrees
In accordance with the recommendations of the National Curriculum Review Committee in the discipline of Education, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has sent letters to all the heads of universities and degree awarding institutes in the public and private sectors to ensure that the revised Teacher Education Roadmap (TER) is implemented in compliance with the recommendations of the Higher Education Commission.
According to the revised TER, candidates having an Associate Degree in Education (ADE) will be allowed to enroll in the 5th semester or third year of a four-year B.Ed. progra
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. program through a bridging semester after completing the deficiency courses (15-18 credit hours) as determined by the admitting university on a 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 of qualification and B.Ed. 1.5 after 16 years of qualification for the purpose of employment and further educatio
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 coursewor
However, such graduates having sixteen years of non-relevant qualification desirous to acquire admission in MS/MPhil Education shall be required to complete deficiency courses of a minimum of 18 credit hours as part of the said degree program as determined by the admitting university on a 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, Leadership, Guidance and Counselling, etc. shall only be reflected on transcripts.