School of Education (SE)

Since 2005, the School of Education (SE) at BNU has developed educators and leaders, enhancing teacher education in Pakistan. As a leading institution, SE is dedicated to positively transforming individuals, institutions, and society through quality education, leadership, and innovative practices, addressing the critical need for educational improvement.

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“We aspire to be the leading faculty of quality education in Pakistan by creating a rich academic and research environment that draws on sound theoretical knowledge, best practices and latest research techniques. The School of Education at Beaconhouse National University will contribute to enhance quality teacher education by providing advanced research.“

Inspiring excellence,

Education is the single most important factor for the development and maintenance of human civilization. It is only the creation and dissemination of knowledge that creates that constellation of ideas (scientific, technological, societal, business etc.) which makes it possible for human beings to dominate the natural world and organize society. Language, of course, is at the center of this process of the creation and dissemination of knowledge. It extends human memory and makes it possible to keep records and expand the horizon of ideas.

Dr. Tariq Rahman

Dean & Professor School of Education Beaconhouse National University


Empowering Lives Through Diverse Programs of Study

Department of Linguistics & TESOL

The Department of Linguistics & TESOL provides rigorous programs emphasizing language structure, acquisition, and teaching methods, preparing graduates to excel as educators and language specialists in diverse global contexts.

Department of Educational Leadership and Management (ELM)

The Department of Educational Leadership and Management (ELM) specializes in developing transformative leaders in education through innovative strategies and research-supported practices, preparing graduates to navigate complex educational administration effectively.


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Prof. Dr. Tariq Rahman

Prof. Dr. Tariq Rahman

Tariq Rahman got his first doctorate in English literature from the University of Sheffield in 1985. Subsequently he got interested in language politics in Pakistan and took the degree of linguistics from the University of Strathclyde in 1989. After this he wrote the books which have made him an authority on the linguistic history of the Muslims of South Asia namely Language and Politics in Pakistan (1996); Language, Ideology and Power: language-learning among the Muslims of Pakistan and North India (2002) and From Hindi to Urdu: a Social and Political History (2011). Besides these and other books he has published about a 100 articles in scholarly journals contributed entries to encyclopedias and chapters to edited books. On examination of his published work the University of Sheffield conferred a higher doctorate (D.Litt) on him in 2014. He was the first Pakistani to be honoured by one of Germany’s highest awards for academic research called the Humboldt Research Award. The National Institute of Pakistan Studies at The Quaid-i-Azam University, where he served most of his life and of which he was director (2007-2011), made him a professor emeritus in 2010 and the Higher Education Commission (Islamabad) conferred upon him the title of Distinguished National Professor in 2004 and also gave him the lifetime achievement award in 2009. The President of Pakistan conferred upon him the Pride of Performance in 2004 and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2013. He was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin (1995-96) and the first incumbent of the Pakistan Chair at the University of California, Berkeley (2004-05). He was also a research fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies (2010) and a fellow at the University of Heidelberg several times from 2010 till 2012. He has been a visiting professor in Denmark and Spain and has lectured or read out papers in conferences in Korea, Nepal, China, the USA, Singapore, Thailand, India, Denmark, France, Germany, the UK, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Switzerland. He is presently working as Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Acting Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

Dr. Shazia Humayun

Dr. Shazia Humayun

Dr. Shazia Humayun holds a postgraduate degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Beaconhouse National University. She graduated with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Research from Louisiana State University, and a LAW degree from SM Law college.She has experience teaching K12 classes for the University of Cambridge, worked as General Manager-Academics at The City School, worked as a consultant on the Punjab Human Capital Investment Project, and lastly as a General Manager for professional development.

Ms. Arumah Zara David

Ms. Arumah Zara David

Ms. Arumah Zara David is a Lecturer at the English Language Unit, School of Education. She has an M.Phil in Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from BNU's School of Education and a Bachelors in English Language & Linguistics from Kinnaird College.Ms. Arumah previously served as a member of the visiting faculty at the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU).


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Guest Lecture on Systems Leadership & Organizational-Development

The School of Education at BNU organized a compelling guest lecture, under the leadership of Ms. Iram Farooq, an esteemed alumna and a dedicated visiting faculty member at the Education Leadership and Management (ELM) department on "Systems Leadership and Organizational Development," as an extension of her course, "Leadership Practices for Social Impact" where students had the privilege of engaging with guest speaker, Dr. Qudsia Kalsoom, lecturer at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, University of Dundee, UK. Dr. Qudsia Kalsoom’s talk on “Systems Leadership and Organizational Development” focused on the complexity of systems and the need for systems leadership. Using the framework of sustainable development goals (SDGs), Dr. Kalsoom highlighted the interconnectedness and interdependence of various elements in an open system. She discussed how inputs in an open system do not lead to equivalent outputs. Dr Kalsoom further discussed the elements of systems leadership and the relationship between complexity theory and systems leadership. She concluded her talk by stressing that today’s world’s problems are complex and cannot be addressed with ready-made solutions. Rather, they require an insight into the complexity of the whole system, collaboration among stakeholders and skillful, action-oriented leadership. The session concluded with an interactive question and answer segment, fostering active student participation and knowledge exchange.

SE Celebrates Mother Language Day

The School of Education at BNU celebrated Mother Language Day continuing a cherished tradition that has been a hallmark of the school for many years. This annual event pays homage to the significance of mother languages, particularly Punjabi, and serves as a platform to promote their importance. This year's celebration featured esteemed speakers who delivered presentations in Punjabi, enriching the event with the cultural and linguistic heritage of the region. Professor Bhutta from GCU and Dr. Tariq Rahman from SE presented seminar papers focusing on the rich history and intricate politics surrounding the Punjabi language. Their insightful discussions provided attendees with a deeper understanding of Punjabi's evolution and its socio-political relevance. Following the presentations, an engaging question and answer session was conducted, allowing students and faculty to actively participate and exchange ideas in Punjabi. This interactive segment further enhanced the educational experience and fostered a sense of community within the School of Education. Continuing the festivities, a traditional Punjabi lunch was served, featuring an array of authentic dishes that delighted the senses and provided a taste of Punjab's culinary heritage. The event served not only as a celebration of language but also as a vibrant showcase of Punjabi culture. The entire occasion was conducted exclusively in Punjabi, reaffirming the school's commitment to preserving and promoting linguistic diversity. Through events like these, the School of Education continues to uphold its mission of fostering cultural understanding and appreciation among its students and faculty.

Dr. Tariq Rahman Inspires Educators at 5th TLA Conference

Renowned education expert Dr. Tariq Rahman, Dean of the School of Education at Beaconhouse National University, delivered a keynote address at the 5th Teachers Learning Alliance (TLA) Conference. With its theme "Beyond the Textbook: Transformative Teaching Approaches," the event attracted over 300 participants from across Punjab. Dr. Rahman emphasized understanding transformation before adopting new teaching methods to meet evolving student needs. His speech sparked reflection on the transformative power of language and inclusive teaching practices. A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Shireen Rahim featured esteemed educators sharing insights into transformative teaching. Workshops led by experts offered practical strategies for implementing innovative teaching approaches. The conference was a resounding success, leaving participants inspired to enhance their teaching practices and empower students for the future.

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