Master of Teacher Education (MTE)


Welcome to the MTE Programme.

The goal of the Master of Teacher Education(MTE) programme is to develop among teacher educators’ competencies and practices. The target group of the MTE consists mainly of Teacher Educators, serving in institutions under the Ministry of Education, Faculties/ Departments of Education in Universities and Lecturers attached to the National Institute of Education. The MTE programme comprises with six regular courses and portfolio project. Courses in the MTE programme are built around authentic learning scenarios. Minimum duration of the programme is one year consisting of two semesters and will be offered in Sinhala, Tamil and English medium.


There will be no final written examination in any of the Regular Courses and essential readings, additional readings, and multimedia resources will be the major support in learning.

Aim and Objectives

The goal of the Master of Teacher Education programme is to develop among teacher educators’ competencies and practices in relation to the following areas:

  1. teaching and learning strategies, including assessment of learning outcomes.
  2. design, development, and use of educational technologies in teaching and learning.
  3. design, development, and evaluation of curricular and curriculum related activities.
  4. management and leadership in teaching, learning and related educational activities.
  5. research and evaluation of teaching, learning and related educational activities, and
  6. teaching as a profession and the professional roles and responsibilities of teachers.

The Target Group

The target group for which the programme is particularly intended consists mainly of teacher educators, serving in institutions under the Ministry of Education and Faculties/ Departments of Education in Universities.

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Programme Code :


Programme Category :
 Post Graduate Programme
Conducted by :
Secondary and Tertiary Education Department , Faculty of Education
Programme duration :
 01 year
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
  • Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Education from a recognized University, or
  • Obtained a bachelor’s degree and the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from a recognized University, or
  • secured any equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate,


  • Should be serving at present as a

i.   Academic staff member of a recognized University,
          ii.  Lecturer of a National College of Education,
         iii.  Lecturer of a Teacher Training Collage,
         iv.  Officer engaged in Teacher Education in the National Institute of Education,
          vPrincipal of a Government/Government Approved school (Private/International)
vi.  In-Service Advisor of a Teaching Centre/Ministry of Education/ A Provincial Ministry of Education

  • The programme is conducted in English, Sinhala, and Tamil media.
  • All applicants should have a good command in English, irrespective of the Medium.
  • Selection of candidates for the programme will be done either by a written test or an interview.


On-line Applications:    24th April 2022
Closing Date for Applications:    24th May 2022
Programme Registration date:
Commencement  of Academic activities:





Local Students

Application fee : Rs 800/-

Registration fee Rs.  1000.00
University Facility fee Rs.  1500.00
Library facility fee Rs.    200.00
Tuition fee- Per Credit) Rs.  2850.00
Total tuition fees (2850/- X 38Credits) Rs. 108,300.00
Total fee Rs. 108,300.00 + 2700.00 = Rs.111,000.00

Overseas Students
Tuition Fee : US$ 5,472*
 *: In addition to the above fee, are fundable deposit of US$ 1000 will be charged from the foreign students before the registration.  



Address :
Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education , Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Contact :
Mrs. Samanthi Jayasinghe,    Tel: 0112881390
Email :

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