The Department of Educational Development of Karakoram International University Ghizer Campus was established in 2018 in response to the growing needs for Teacher Education in Gilgit Baltistan and expanding higher education and teacher training opportunities in the mountainous area of GB. Another strong motivation for launching the Department of Educational Development was to improve the teacher education and training of future teachers to address the needs of quality education in the 21st century.
The university took it upon itself as a national responsibility to serve the education by producing graduates who would be well-versed in their professional skills and are developed with a wide repertoire of techniques to deliver the quality education, a catalyst of change in educational practices in the country.
As this was the pioneer institution to initiate the B.Ed. (Hons.) 4 years’ program in 2018 along with MA Education programs.
The Department of Educational Development is currently in the process of fulfilling the community needs. The Changing role of this department will help to open up more programs and opportunities for the professionals of education in all aspects of educational development in the region.
Vision of Department of Educational Development
The department of educational development is committed to the transformation of society through quality teacher education, meaningful research, and innovative practices.
Mission of Department of Educational Development
To provide a service that values sustainable, humanitarian, socio-economic and educational development of the society by designing and delivering teacher education programs guided by the principles of universal values/ virtues and inquiry based pedagogical practices.
The Department of Educational Development values inclusion, equality, timely decision making, professionalism, commitment, teamwork and accountability in achieving its mission.