Chairperson: Dr. Rizwana Muneer (In charge)
Department of Education was established in 1984. The main goal of the department is to prepare human capital in the field of Education as teachers, educators, educational leaders and researchers. Innovative methods of teaching and learning, emerging techniques of research and material development in the field of Education have made this department parallel with that of the International standards.
Education as a subject always remains important in the Faculty of Arts and every year about 100 students were admitted in Masters classes where as about 1000 students were selected as a subsidiary subject at Masters level and always 8 to 10 sections were formed. At the beginning the department of education started masters course of duration of two years consisting of 8 courses including research as a compulsory subject, moreover for developing research skills and aptitude among students research thesis, research report was also compulsory for every student in M.A.(Final) to enable student to compete new challenges of market in the field of education.
BS in Education 4 year program and M.S. / Ph.D. (regular program) were also started in this department in the year of 2007 and 2009 respectively and both programmes being successfully along with a BS (Minor) in which a large number of students enrolled where as a reasonable number of students are not able to get admission in minor classes every year due to shortage of physical facilities as well as human resources. 13 students are enrolled in M.Phil/Ph.D. Program in this department. Ph.D degree in education has been awarded to many students under the umbrella of this department, which is one of the great achievements of this department indicate assuring the effective and efficiency of this department.
Along with regular morning programs, this department also running 2 years M.A. (Education) program in evening session for those students who are unable to attend regular morning classes due to their employment in morning.
Teaching and Assessment
Varieties of teaching methods are used in the department for rendering different courses effectively. Faculty members arrange both inside and outside classroom activities in order to broaden the learning experiences of the students. Lectures, seminars, classroom quizzes and field-works are planned and conducted during the semesters. The department believes on both, the summative and formative assessment. Moreover, students are also asked to arrange and attend different seminars for their professional growth.
Education is an important discipline in Social Sciences and Humanities. Therefore, graduated students of Education have ample opportunities in the competitive job market. Research Industry, Media, Career Counseling, Schools, Teacher Training institutes, Human Resource Development centres, Professional institutes, UNICEF and UNESCO and NGO based organizations and school are the possible fields for the graduates of Education.