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  • To systemize experience and strengthen the Professional competencies of in-service teachers.
  • To imbibe knowledge and develop an understanding of various methods and approaches or organizing learning experience of secondary school students.
  • To develop skills required in selecting and organizing learning experiences.
  • To understand the nature of learning process.
  • To develop skills involved in dealing with the academic and personal problems of the learners.
  • To acquire knowledge and develop an understanding of the various procedures and techniques of evaluation and their classroom applications.
  • To develop skills involved in selecting, developing and using evaluation tools.
  • To acquire knowledge and develop an understanding of various aspects of school management.
  • To develop competencies for organizing instructional and student support activities
Programmes on offer 
  • B.Ed. Programme
Programmes being planned


1. M.Ed.
2. Ph.D
3. Professional Development Programmes for Teachers/Para-Teachers


  • Certificate Programme in Methods of Teaching in Physical Science ( CTPS )
  • Certificate Programme in Methods of Teaching in Biological Science ( CTBS )
  • Certificate Programme in Methods of Teaching in Mathematics ( CTM )
  • Certificate Programme in Methods of Teaching in History and Geography( CTHG )
  • Certificate Programme in Methods of Teaching in Tamil ( CTT )
  • Certificate Programme in Methods of Teaching in English ( CTE)


Dr. K.S. PREMILA M.Sc., MCA., M.Ed.,B.Ed(SE). M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor & Head i/c

Email : soe@tnou.ac.in

Dr.(Mrs) K.S.Premila, M.Sc (Maths),M.C.A, M.Ed, M.Phil, Ph.D. Associate Professor in the School of Education, Tamilnadu Open University. Obtained her Ph.D degree in education from Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal. Her specialization is computer assisted instruction. She has worked as PGT in reputed Central Board Schools in Chennai City. She has been as a resource person for M.C.A and PGDCA program of Mother Teresa Women’s University, Chennai Centre. She has worked as a Vice-Principal of Matriculation School, Chennai.


She has worked as Asst. Professor in Mathematics & Computer science in SRM School of Teacher Education & Research. She had organized Intel computer training program for B.Ed students and acted as examination in-charge. 
Assistant Professor
Email : sampathkumar.t@tnou.ac.in


Mr.T. Sampath Kumar, M.Sc (Zoology), M.Ed, PGDCA., Asst. Professor in School of Education, TamilNadu Open University. He has submitted Ph.D. His specialization areas are Methodology of Teaching Biological Science, Guidance and Councelling, Computers in Education.


He has translated four Course Material Books as fol1ows: 1. Psychology of Development and Learning, 2. Educational Evaluation, 3.Teaching of Science and 4.Teaching of Social science. He has written a Book on’ New Strategies in Today Education’ in Tamil, which is one of the text books for D.T.Ed course in Karnataka State. More over he has presented 12 research papers in National and International Conferences on  ICT Application  in ODL system.
Dr.  D.VINODH KUMAR M.A. (Eco), M.A (Eng), M.Ed, Phd.,
Assistant Professor
Email : vinodhkumar.d@tnou.ac.in
Dr. D. Vinodh Kumar, M.A.(Eco), M.A.(Eng) M.Ed, Phd., Asst. Professor in School of  Education, Tamil Nadu Open University obtained his Ph.D degree in Education from the University of Madras Chennai -5 with specilization in the educational progress of SC/ST in Tamil Nadu and Kancheepuram District.


He has passed the NET exam. in M.A. (Eco) and M.Ed. (Edu), SLET exam. in M.A. (Eng). He has published ten research papers in Educational journals.


He has worked as Asst. Professor for ten years in various Colleges of Education.He has been serving as resource person for the B.Ed Programme of IGNOU at NKT National College of Education (PSC) Triplicane, Chennai - 5.
Dr. K.S. RAMAKRISHNAN M.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Email : drksrk@tnou.ac.in
Dr.K.S. Rama Krishnan joined as Asst. Professor in TNOU . He has Masters in Physics and Educational Technology. He had so far attended 9 National & International Conferences and Published 10 papers in Educational Technology & ICT. He has 10 yrs of  School experience and 2 years in a College of Education .
Dr. P. RAJASEKARAN MA.,M.Ed.,M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Email : rajasekaran.p@tnou.ac.in


Dr. P. RAJASEKARAN, Ph.D. in Education, working as a Asst. Professor, School of Education, Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai – 25, Tamil Nadu State, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Madurai Kamaraj University in 1997 with emphasis on Instructional Designing.  His research areas includes Educational Technology and Curriculum Development.  He has been teaching Pedagogy of   Teaching of Social Studies / Education at the under graduate and master levels.  He had a brilliant academic record and career.  He has eleven years of experience in the field of teaching as well as research in conventional system. In addition to that he had three years experience in Open and Distance Education system. 
Dr. D. SUMATHI MA., M.Ed., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Email : sumathy.d@tnou.ac.in


Dr.D. Sumathi M.A(Eco) M.Ed,Ph.d Asst. Professor in the school of Education,Tamil Nadu Open University Obtained his Ph.D degree from University of Madras-Chennai-5 with specialization in Education–Method of Learning and Teaching .

She has got more than ten years of teaching experience and 5 years of Administrative experience. She has worked as Asst. Professor for three years Arts and Science college and she has been working as resource person for the M.B.A Students of IGNOU and   Periyar University.
Dr. C. BARATHI M.Sc.,M.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Email : barathi.c@tnou.ac.in
Dr.C. Barathi, M.Sc(Physics),M.Ed, M.Phil, Ph.D. Asst. Professor in School of Education, Tamilnadu Open University. Obtained his Ph.D degree in Education for the Bhardidasan University with the specialization in Education Technology. He has worked as Asst. Professor in Physical science in St.Joan’s College of Edcuation, Krishnagiri for 2  years. He worked as a Project Assistant in TANSACS project for six  months and he has attended one conference and Published one paper in the journal.
Dr. P. PANDIA VADIVU M.Sc(Bio).,M.Ed.,M.Phil.,M.Sc(Psy).,M.Sc(G&C)
Assistant Professor
Email : pandiavadivu.p@tnou.ac.in


Dr.P.Pandia Vadivu.,M.Sc(Bio)., M.Sc(Psy)M.Sc(G&C).,M.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,NET . Working as an Assistant Professor,SOE -in Tamilnadu Open University. Her areas of specialization is cognitive psychology, Bioinformatics and Neuroscience.  She has received the award of Research fellowship, and PG diploma in Intel Teach to the Future. She is a District and University Champion in CHESS. She has Ten years of teaching experience in Universities and B.Ed colleges.
She has to her credits, authored more than 54 papers in various conferences, authored and published 38 research papers in reputed journals/conferences, participated more than 50 in Symposium, workshops in Regional/national/international level. She has delivered 23 special invited lectures, She has also contributed as an  Organising and Editorial committee member in three  International conferences and two state level Workshop, conducted by School of Education in Tamilnadu Open University and MTWU.
She has authored five books which relate to education viz : Concept Mapping, Metacognition, Learning Theories,  Inclusive Education and Teacher Motivation, and also authored  Chapters/Blocks and edited knowledge based volumes in eight books and research guidance to M.Phil., and Ph.D.
Dr. A. S. ARUL LAWRENCE,  M.Sc.(Zoo.), M.Ed., M.Phil., NET, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Email : arullawrence@gmail.com, arullawrence@tnou.ac.in


Dr. A. S. Arul Lawrence, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Tamil Nadu Open University, is completed his doctoral degree in Education at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. He has completed his M.Ed. and M.Phil. degrees in St.Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous), Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, India and has qualified the UGC-NET in Education.

He has 7 years and 8 months of teaching experience in conventional mode. He acted as Principal in St.Joseph College of Education, Kadamboduvalvu, Nanguneri, Tirunelveli, for 3 years 7 months and in U.S.P.College of Education, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, for 3 years 1 month. Formerly he worked as B.T. Assistant in Science in R.C.Middle School, Puliampatty, Thoothukudi District. With a flair for research and teaching, he wins the admiration of student-teachers by his mesmerizing lectures. Gifted with rich leadership and administrative experience, he brilliantly handles Educational Psychology and Teaching of Biological Science for B.Ed., students. He served as a resource person for RMSA induction and in-service training for B.T.Assistants and UGC-NET coaching. He served as a guest lecturer in Study Centers of Periyar University, Salem and Indira Gandhi National Open University.     

He has organized 2 international seminars / workshops and 1 national seminar. He has presented more than 20 papers in both national and international seminars & conferences. He has published 2 books at international level, Teacher Leadership Style Inventory (TLSI) at national level and published more than 12 research articles in peer reviewed national and international journals. He has published many articles through web media. His areas of specialization are Cognitive Psychology, Educational Technology and Teaching of Biological Science.