The Government of Tamil Nadu enacted Act No. (33) of 2008 to provide for the establishment and incorporation of Teachers Education University in the State of Tamil Nadu for promoting excellence in teacher education. Further, the Act came into effect from 1.7.2008 by a Gazette Notification issued in G.O.M.S.256, Higher Education (K2) Department, dated 25.6.2008.This University is unique in nature relatively to the other Universities since its assignment is to promote excellence in teacher education and produce dynamic and smart teachers for the benefit of the society and the nation at large.
The Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University has established six departments namely, Department of Pedagogical Sciences, Department of Value Education, Department of Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Technology, Department of Curriculum Planning and Evaluation and Department of Educational Planning and Administration. The Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University offers B.Ed, M.Ed, M.Phil, Ph.D. and B.Sc.B.Ed/B.A.B.Ed. programmes.
The basic necessity for all the educational institutions in the country is to have intelligent, dynamic, excellent and brilliant teachers to disseminate knowledge in the field. Without them, no educational institution can survive and excel in any field of knowledge. It is such a divine task and it is proud that it has to monitor all 731 affiliated colleges of education including government, government-aided and self-financing colleges in the whole of the Tamil Nadu State.
The University is in pursuit of excellence by promoting human values for social harmony, providing quality teacher education for the rural and unreached students and to make colleges of education excel through innovative teaching, research and extension activities.
Our vision is to provide internationally comparable quality teacher education to the youth. The aim is not only focused on imparting subject knowledge and skills, but also to mould the students with better conduct and character committed to the societal needs and national development. The University strives to realize the vision of India and excel in promoting and protecting the rich heritage of our past and secular ideals of the nation.