The department of Special Education at Allama Iqbal Open University was established under the umbrella of Faculty of education in 1985, in response to the desperate need of trained staff to provide services to special people.
Department of Special Education at Allama Iqbal Open University prepares the special education teachers for a wide variety of roles and specialization in special education. The aim of the department is to impart education and training to the teachers for the special needs children studying either in special schools or in mainstream schools. There is growing demand for professionals in this field in Pakistan and across the world. Our Special Education Gaculty are at the leading edge of research and practice and have helped the thousands of students to become special education professional. We develop and offer the programs with special focus on the field of special education and students with disabilities. Our graduates have expertise in teaching techniques of special education, policy development, research and practices related to the persons with disabilities. Our goal is to provide the professional and intellectual experiences that broaden dispositions, skills and knowledge associated with teacher preparation, disability rights advocacy and special education scholarship.