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Associate Degree Programme

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad has approved the launch of 2-year Associate Degree Programme to be offered by the Public & Private Universities/Degree Awarding Institutions.  The Associate degree is designed to help prepare professionals in disciplines of immediate application and relevance to the market. It is equivalent to a Bachelor (Pass) degree.


Associate Degree In Education (ADE)

Two Years Scheme Of Studies


Eligibility Criteria

  1. FA/F.Sc/ A levels with minimum 2nd Division.
  2. FA/F.Sc/ A levels with school subjects.
Duration: 2 years (4 Semesters)
Semester Duration: 16-18 weeks Semesters:
Course Load per semester: 15-18 Cr hr
Number of Courses per semester: 5-6 (not more than 3 lab/ practical courses)

Structure of the Scheme

Courses Credit Hours
Compulsory Courses 16
Professional Courses 21
Foundation Courses 15
Content Courses 09
Teaching Practice 06
Total Credit Hours: 67


Ist Year

Semester I S.No Courses Credit Hours
  1   Functional English-I (Compulsory)   3
  2   * Islamic Studies/** Ethics (Compulsory)   3
  3   Child Development (Foundation)   3
  4   Urdu / Regional Languages (Content)   3
  5   General Science (Content)   3
  6   General Methods of Teaching (Foundation)   3
  Total Credit Hours   17

Semester II S.No Courses Credit Hours
  1   English-II (Communication Skills Compulsory)   3
  2   Computer Literacy (Compulsory)   3
  3   Classroom Management (Foundation)   3
  4   General Mathematics (Compulsory)   3
  5   Pakistan Studies (Compulsory)   3
  6   ** Methods of Teaching Islamic Studies (Professional)   3
  Total Credit Hours   17


2st Year

Semester III S.No Courses Credit Hours
  1   Teaching Literacy Skills (Professional)   3
  2   Art, Crafts and Calligraphy (Content)   3
  3   Teaching of Urdu/ ** Regional Languages (Professional)   3
  4   Teaching of General Science (Professional)   3
  5   Instructional and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education (Professional)   3
  6   Teaching Practice (Short Term)   3
  Total Credit Hours   17

Semester IV S.No Courses Credit Hours
  1   Classroom Assessment (Foundation)   3
  2   Teaching of English (Professional)   3
  3   Teaching of Mathematics (Professional)   3
  4   School, community and Teacher (Foundation)   2+1
  5   Teaching of Social Studies (Professional)   2
  6   Teaching Practice   3
  Total Credit Hours   17