The Institute was established as normal School in 1964. In the beginning different building in Satellite Town (Rwp) were hired for the institution.
After seventeen years of excellent performance it become an exemplary institution and was given the name of "Govt. College for Elementary Teachers". It was shifted to be present building in May, 1982 which has been constructed by the cooperation of the World Bank. It is well equipped with the advance technology of teaching.
P.T.C and C.T teacher training programmes were run till 1993-1994. In 1994-1995 only O.T and D.M programmes were run as P.T.C and C.T training was banned by the Government of Punjab.
In 1997-1999 C.T and O.T training continued. The College worked under the Directorate of Education (Rwp) till 1st July 1993. All elementary colleges were handed over to Directorate of Staff Development (DSD) Lahore. After 1993, where in-service and pre-serviceTeacher Training Programmes were run.
In August 26, 2002, the status of DSD was changed as University of Education and all the 36 Elementary Colleges and Education Colleges were handed over to the University. The B.ED Programme was started in 2001 and will continue in the coming years.
After the successful completion of B.ED Elementary Programme University has decided to start four years B.SC (Education) Programme
University may also offer such other programmes in future.
Faculty and staff are committed to strengthen the prospective teachers by providing a superior educational experience through excellence, innovation and collaboration.
To promote the quality of education in our institution and to serve the prospective teachers in this way they will meet the National Standards of Education and to serve the nation.
Message from the Principal
Teaching is the profession of prophets; only those should join it who can observe its sanctity. Its needs dedication, commitment devotion and patience. No one can be a teacher in true sense without having these qualities. I request all teacher trainees to devekop these charaterestics and impart them to the trainee teachers.
Introduction to DSD
In the year 2006 Punjab Institute of Teacher Education (PITE) and Government College of Elementary teachers (GCETs) were given under the administrative control of DSD. In the year 2009 PITE was merged with DSD in order to strengthen the institution as one unit and for a coordinated effort towards attainment of its goals.
The Directorate of Staff Development is rendering valuable and meritorious services in the field of teachers' training since last 50 years. The institution was established with the name of Education Extension Centre (EEC) in the year 1959. Since its inception it is contributing positively in the progression of education in the Province by working as a change agent. The Government has facilitated teacher development by evolving a specific role for the Directorate as an organization solely responsible for coordinating and ensuring teacher development in the province.
The Directorate was linked with University of Education (UoE) for couple of years. However, it was delinked from the same in the year 2004 and restructured to become an apex organization for teachers' professional development.
DSD is striving to develop a pool of capable teachers in public schools of the province. Capitalizing on a strong institutional base, including 33 elementary colleges for pre-service teacher education and an elaborate network district and cluster training and support centers for in-service training.