The School of Pedagogical Sciences under the Mahatma Gandhi University started functioning in 1992 with a view to facilitate systematic learning from teaching contexts and professional development. School of Pedagogical Sciences intends to promote a global Perspective of education placing new demands on learning envisaging a wide spectrum of cognitive and reflective empowerment to students and to develop uniquely suited teacher education to attain a level of excellence. Transforming teacher education into an enterprise that is grounded in research, revolving around continuous assessment of learning, and making decisions driven by evidences to enable them to strive academically and evolve themselves as full fledged teachers.
A panel of visiting professors has been maintained at the School for having an exposure to excellence. The UGC has sanctioned financial assistance for starting Environmental education as a component of B Ed. And M Ed. Level. Information Technology has been introduced as an additional option for B Ed. , M Ed. & M Phil. Besides M Ed., has a core subject entitled Pedagogy of Information Technology and modern Educational Practices : Pre- Primary to Higher Education and Early Childhood Education.
To provide facilities for graduates (B.Ed) Post graduate (M.Ed, M.Phil in Education) and doctoral studies in Education
To develop and institutionalize the professional development programmes for prospective and in – service teachers and to provide opportunities to obtain valuable information about teaching techniques and skills.
To facilitate Human Resource Development in the field of Education and Research.
To provide quality improvement in language education, Science and Social Science Education and Information Technology.
To develop the discipline of pedagogical sciences with adequate theoretical and practical components with the provision for planning, teaching, adapting, institutionalizing and reflecting on classroom experience.
To modernize and restructure teacher education practices with emphasis on skill development and orientation to the current instructional strategy.
To prepare educational leaders
To provide consultancy services in educational administration, planning and finance.
To provide guidance and councilling services to institutions and individuals.
To prepare quality materials for instructional practices.
To facilitate on the job training facilities.
To provide resource support to the SCERT, Directorate of Public Instruction, Government of Kerala , Vocational Higher Secondary Directorate, DIET’s, IASE, CTE, RIE, Mysore, CIFL
To enhance the impact of deliberate anticipation in the redesign and evaluation activities of teacher Education Programme.
The School ensures effective group functioning with different contexts for learning and ascertains teacher involvement whenever necessary. The school offers a wide spectrum of electives like Environmental Education, Higher Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Techniques of Evaluation and Test Construction , Educational Administration Planning and Finance, Educational Technology, Economics of Education, Guidance and Counseling, Non-formal Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Science Education, Language Education, (Arabic, English, Malayalam, Sanskrit and Hindi), Commerce Education ,IT Education along with the core subjects like Theoretical Foundations of Education, Methods of Educational Research, Statistics, Advanced Educational Psychology, with due emphasis to Information Technology.
School of Pedagogical Sciences envisages to evolve itself into a center of Excellence with around 1 specialized branches under it.