According to WHO estimates, about 10 per cent of the total population of developing
countries is suffering from some sort of disabilities. Of these 2.5 per cent are with severe
disabilities which demand for special education services. Special education is aimed to
provide services to individuals having Special Educational Needs, based on their unique
educational needs, so that they can make progress in educational environment where they
would otherwise be likely to have limited success. This situation has increase the demand of
special education instructors/teachers within the country, especially in the Punjab. BEd.
(Hons.) in Special Education degree programs is designed to prepare special education
instructors/teachers who could fulfill the employment needs of the country.
BEd. (Hons.) in Special Education will provide an ideal opportunity to the students who aim to
become special education instructor/teachers or to proceed for post-graduation in special
education. The program is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills with
extensive hands on experiences to help individuals having Special Educational Needs through
discovering and disseminating new ideas, practices, and research findings. The graduates of
this program will have unique academic experiences with a strong practical foundation about
the principles of special education. The students will also get functional knowledge of working
in teaching & non-teaching roles with individuals having Special Educational Needs. Through
offering specialization options, the program allows the students to specialize in their primary
area of interest and prepare themselves to provide exemplary, evidence-based services in the
field of special education. The curriculum of this program is designed to encourage
students/graduates to seek new knowledge, skills, and practices which have been introduced
at international level for the advancement of scholarly knowledge about Special Educational
Needs and special education and prepare future professionals for both national and
international employment market.
A Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent degree with minimum 2nd Division
Age limit is not applicable in this program.
For assessment and evaluation the University of Education, Lahore regulations shall be followed. A copy of the same is available at the University website www.ue.edu.pk
The BEd. (Hons.) in Special Education (4 Years) is comprised of 139 credit hours study over a
period of four years (eight semesters). The students shall be awarded the degree on
completion of all the requirements that are mentioned in the assessment and examination
regulations of the University of Education, Lahore.