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Associate Degree in Education (in-service)


Associate Degree in Education (ADE) in-service program is designed for working teachers having FA/F.Sc./equivalent qualification with CT or Diploma in Education. After 2018, the career progression opportunities for most of these practicing teachers will be closed throughout Pakistan as ADE or B.Ed. (4 years) degree will be mandatory for induction as a teacher as well as for promotion. These teachers have neither any academic/ qualification enhancement opportunities nor any career pathway. Therefore, this degree will provide them an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and qualification that may help them in performing the jobs in better way, upgrade their professional status and lead to further higher education degree programs.

Program Objectives

  1. Enhance the pedagogical knowledge and skills of working teachers who have completed 12 years of education and professional qualification (CT or DIE);
  2. Enable the in-service teachers to progress in their professional careers;
  3. Open the doors of higher education for the working teachers.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks along with followings:

  • Professional Qualification: CT or Diploma in Education
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience in a recognized school.


  • 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 not allowed.


It is a 1-year full time study program spread over two semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

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, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GMDBs), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree

From Fall 2021, to become eligible for the award of (ADE) Associate Degree in Education- in Service, the students enrolled in Fall 2021 are required to complete at least 41 credit hours with at least 2.00 CGPA out of 4.
Whereas, for all previously enrolled batches, the students are required to complete at least 39 credit hours with minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 out of 4.00

Fee Structure

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