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 teachers 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.
Dr.S.Thangasamy, Professor & Director, Centre for Educational Research, Madurai Kamaraj University was appointed as the third Vice Chancellor of this University. Dr.N.Ravindranath Tagore, Associate Professor, Department of Tamil, Presidency College was appointed as the Registrar i/c, and third Controller of Examinations of this University.
The University has established the following six departments and appointed one Professor for each.
1. The Department of Pedagogical Sciences
2. The Department of Value Education
3. The Department of Educational Psychology
4. The Department of Educational Technology
5. The Department of Curriculum Planning and Evaluation
6. The Department of Educational Planning and Administration
The basic necessity for all the educational institutions in the country is to have intelligent, dynamic, excellent and brilliant teachers to disseminate the 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 really proud that it has to monitor all 731 affiliated colleges of education including government, government-aided and self-financing colleges in whole of the Tamil Nadu State.
The unique vision of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University is to promote excellence in Teacher education for the benefit of students, society, nation and mankind at large.
The Mission of the University as per the Act is to produce brilliant intelligent and dynamic teachers for the benefit of one and all. The teachers so produced will learn, realize and teach in accordance with the motto of the University.
‘ஓதி உணர்ந்து பிறர்க்குஉரை’ is the motto of the university, which is the Tamil phrase means ?Recite, Realize and Relate it to others?