The USAID Teacher Education Project (formerly known as the Pre-Service Teacher Education Program, or Pre-STEP) works with the Government of Pakistan, Higher Education Commission, provincial government education departments, universities and government elementary colleges to institutionalize specific reforms in pre-service education as desired by the Government of Pakistan through its National Education Policy.
The project’s primary objective is to help the Government of Pakistan develop, introduce, and implement effective curricula for a new four-year Bachelors’ degree in education and a two-year associate degree in education. To achieve that goal, the USAID Teacher Education Project also helps provincial governments create systems, policies and standards that ensure the effective execution of these degree programs.
The USAID Teacher Education Project’s assistance is tailored to support pre-service education priorities as determined by each province, and to enhance capacity and strengthen systems that will remain once the project ends. The result will be teachers graduating from colleges and universities with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to be effective instructors and to meet Pakistan’s National Standards for Teachers.