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Associate Degree Program In Education (2-Year)


The Associate Degree Program in Education (ADE) is designed to help in-service and prospective teachers of elementary grades in public and private sector schools by providing them an opportunity to enhance their academic qualification and polish their teaching skills by learning latest techniques of classroom management, assessment and evaluation.

Program Objectives

After completing the two year Associate degree program the prospective/in-service teachers will have adequate knowledge of subject matter and teaching pedagogies as well as good communication and classroom management techniques. This program allows the prospective and in-service teachers to complete part of the four year B.Ed. program

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.


  • Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (
  • Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

Course Exemption

Course exemption is allowed.


It is a two-year full time study program and is spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks of duration for teaching and examinations etc.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), presentations (wherever applicable), mid-term and final-term examinations at VU designated campuses. The mid-term and final-term examinations usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Teaching Practice

Students are required to complete a teaching practicum of 3 credit hours in the last semester of their Associate Degree program.

Award of Degree

To become eligible for the award of Associate Degree in elementary education, the student is required to complete at least 69 credit hours with Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised from time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local educational context and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.