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.
M.Ed 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.
BA or B.Sc with at least 2nd Division. Admission will be granted only on merit. The candidates are advised not to deposit any fee without information from the admission department of the university. Admission forms, complete in all respects along with attested copies of academic documents and professional experience certificates be sent to the Chairman Department of Special Education, Block-10, Allama Iqbal Open University, H-8, Islamabad.
Medium of Instruction:
Correspondence and Face to Face
AIOU Credits Required:
60 Credit Hours
Special Education Centres/Organizations through the country
Six days workshop for 3 credit hours courseop for each half credit course
12 Credit Hours OR Course Work for 12 Credit Hoursty of Education.