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Department of Teacher Education

What we do

The primary responsibility of the Department of Teacher Education is to ensure educator-trainers and academics working in the field of Education update their knowledge and skills through formal qualification. The department conducts profession-oriented Diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, Postgraduate diplomas, Master’s, and MPhil degree programs. The personnel attached to the department come from diverse academic backgrounds and possess a wide range of academic expertise required for the fulfillment of this important national task. Therefore, the department can offer its teacher and students a learning experience on par with global universities.

Catering to the demand for virtual classroom teaching in the educational sphere, the department utilizes its fully equipped digitalized high-tech studio to reach the one hundred regional learning centres located across the country. The digitalized teacher education programs, academic programs, and workshops carried out by the department are conducted in all three national languages.


  • Accountable for educational professionals' practice- and profession-oriented Diplomas, Bachelor's, Postgraduate Diploma, Master's, and MPhil degree programs
  • To strengthen innovative and pedagogical development, schools, classrooms, and workplaces are the focus of work and research.
  • Contributes to developing sustainable national development and peace with knowledge, skills, attitudes and mindsets about learning and education from a lifelong perspective.
  • Reinforce educational professionals in a broad range of academic and professional disciplines for all grades 1 to 13 of primary and secondary school.


  • Developing and implementing a variety of teacher education programmes that include a wide range of specialized topics and educational factors.
  • Using the most contemporary trends in teaching, learning, assessment, and academic administration to devise efficient strategies for developing great teachers, teacher educators, academic administrators, and innovators.
  • Develop innovative and improved techniques to meet the 21st century general and teacher education skills.
  • Exploration of thrust areas, establishment and maintenance of quality parameters for research, and development of resource material for teacher education.
  • Developing and cultivating a collaborative environment for the discovery, implantation, and application of innovative thinking in teaching, learning, assessment, and academic administration to create new techniques and tools for offering effective and efficient high-quality education to all.
  • Number of qualified teachers by qualification obtained through the department
  • Number of workshops carried out locally, Regionally
  • Any Global or local statistics on efficiency increase or effectivity due to upgrading of skills

Academic Staff

Mrs. Dr.(Mrs) K.V.S. Harichandra
Senior Lecturer
Mr. S. Shifaan
Senior Lecturer
Mr. P.M. Madhawa A. Bandara
Senior Lecturer
Mrs. S. Sudarshini
Assistant Lecturer
Mrs. E.K. Manel de Silva
Assistant Lecturer
Mrs. V.K.W.D. Salika Madavi
Assistant Lecturer
Mr. K. Iynkaran
Assistant Lecturer
Mr. N. Sriskandarajah
Assistant Lecturer

Non Academic Staff

Mrs. M.M.F. Nadiya

Technical Assistant - I

Mrs. B.G.C. Kumari

Management Assistant - I

Mr. W. Sooriyakumar

Management Assistant - I

Mrs. I.M.N.H. Sirisena

Management Assistant - III

Mrs. M.W.N.D.Chandrapala

Management Assistant - III

Mr. D.M. Mudiyanse

Office Aide - I

Mr. C.K. Ranasinghe

Office Aide - III

Director's Message

Helps cultivate in a child a deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds them. It helps build a sense of proportion, harmony and beauty with the surroundings as well as higher-order emotions. Plato regarded education as an indispensable part of education in a free man. education is expressed in terms of visual representations, movements, sounds, verbal expression, etc assists in the development of the child’s sensitivity and the child’s personality development. Modern pedagogy empirically proves that each child should have the opportunity to develop their ability to observe, experience, evaluate and create that which is beautiful. This can only be achieved if we offer children a healthy living environment and an active artistic education. It is towards this goal that we strive to teach our future citizens to appreciate and contribute to the rich diversity of nature, culture and heritage of this country.

Mr. D. N. Kodithuwakku

Director, Dept. of Teacher Education

Department of Teacher Education