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The department was established in 1985. The aim of the department is to impart education and training to teachers for the special needs children studying either in special schools or in mainstream schools. MEd Special Education program basically a professional qualification and mostly in-service teachers from special and mainstream schools joined the program. for the in-service teachers and it is professional qualification. The objectives of the program are: 1. To meet in country's increasing demand of trained teachers and specialized personnel by acquainting them with latest techniques and methodologies to deal with special needs. 2. To provide referral and supportive services to the handicapped and their parents by creating awareness in the public. 3. To keep liaison with agencies and organizations working for the amelioration of the handicapped.

Eligibility Criteria

BA/BSC and B.Ed/BS Ed with 2nd Division in both degrees.

Selection Process

All eligible candidates will be granted Admission subject to fulfilling Eligibility criteria.


1 Years

Medium of Instruction


Teaching Methodology

The University allots Study Centre and Tutors for the Students to get guideline accordingly. A student has to secure passing marks in Assignments as well as in final exams to successfully complete concerned Educational Programme.

AIOU Credits Required

36 Credit Hours

1. Classroom Assessment-1627
2. Elementary school management-622
3. Elementary Education-826
4. Educational Research-837
5. Curriculum development & Instruction-838
6. Educational Psychology-840

1. Teaching strategies at elementary level-623
2. Perspective of Elementary Education-625
3. Elementary Teacher Education-626
4. ICT in Education-627
5. Guidance & Counselling in Elementary School-629
6. Thesis-699
7. Foundations of Education-831




At the end of each semester




Teaching Practice


In case student opts thesis


Special Education Centers/Organizations through the country


The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.