HEC Advises Varsities To Enact Revised Teacher Education Roadmap
According to the revised Teacher Education Roadmap, candidates with ADE will be allowed to enroll in fifth semester or third year of a four-year B.Ed. program, HEC stated in letters.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has sent letters to the heads of all public and private sector universities and degree awarding institutes requesting that the revised Teacher Education Roadmap be implemented in accordance with the recommendations of the National Curriculum Review Committee in the discipline of education.
According to the revised Teacher Education Roadmap, candidates with Associate Degrees in Education (ADE) will be allowed to enroll in the fifth semester or third year of a four-year B.Ed. program, HEC stated in the letters.
Candidates with an Associate Degree in a discipline other than education or two-year BA/BBSc degrees (now defunct) will 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 a case-by-case basis.
Furthermore, for the purposes of employment and further education, MA Education, M.Ed., and BS Education shall be considered equivalent to B.Ed. 4 years or B. Ed. (Hons. ), B.Ed. 2.5 after 14 years of qualification, and B.Ed. 1.5 after 16 years of qualification.
Graduates with sixteen years or equivalent qualification in disciplines other than education who wish to pursue a B.Ed. degree will be allowed enrollment in B.Ed. 1.5, comprising 45–54 credit hours of course work.
However, graduates with sixteen years of non-relevant experience who wish to pursue admission to the MS or MPhil in Education programme must complete deficiency courses totaling at least 18 credit hours as part of the degree programme, as determined by the admitting university on a case-by-case basis.
Finally, beginning in the fall of 2023, teacher education degrees will be referred to as “Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)”. The strands, such as early childhood education, elementary and secondary education, and specialisations, such as curriculum, assessment, academic planning, leadership, guidance and counselling, and so on, will only be reflected on transcripts, not degrees.