College of Teacher Education (CTE)

Planning

The colleges of teacher education (CTEs) were established following the National Policy on Education (NPE) 1986 and the POA (1992). The CTEs are meant to work in the field of secondary teacher education – both pre - service and in- service. In addition, they also have the responsibility of carrying out research, innovation, material development and to provide extension and support to schools and other educational bodies.
In the context of RMSA, the role of CTEs has become extremely important in not only expanding the quantity and quality of secondary school teachers but also to reinvent themselves to proactively integrate with the larger state teacher education system.

Role of CTEs in the new scheme

  • CTEs would continue to conduct pre-service and in-service training programs for secondary school teachers.
  • CTEs would conduct need analysis and baseline surveys for organizing training programmes including teacher handbooks and training modules.
  • CTEs would conduct impact studies on the effect of training in classrooms processes and learning outcomes. This would have to be done through substantial school visits and classroom observations.
  • CTEs would also prepare implementation guidelines for the planned activities including training and projects.