College of Teacher Education, Andhra Mahila Sabha owes its origin to the dedicated efforts and dynamic leadership of Padma Vibhushan Dr.(Mrs.)Durgabai Deshmukh, the Founder President of AMS, the first voluntary organization in India that pioneered the cause of women and their empowerment. She established the college in 1971 by receiving permission from Government of Andhra Pradesh and got it affiliated to Osmania University. In 1997, the college was upgraded as a College of Teacher Education (CTE), a unique privilege conferred on a private aided college of education. As a CTE, the responsibility of the college was enhanced; apart from conducting pre-service teacher training programmes to primary and secondary level teachers, its onus includes the conduct of orientation programmes, content enrichment programmes, Workshops, Seminars and Research Projects on thrust areas of content transaction. As on now the college offers five teacher education programmes from Early Childhood to Post Graduate level viz. B.Ed., M.Ed., B.Ed.Spl.Edn.(H.I), P.G.Dip in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and three month Certificate course in Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) in Collaboration with Pallvai Educom Management Society Ltd.
The college is a Study Center for Dr.B.R. Ambedkhar Open University for conducting B.Ed. & M.Ed. (Distance Mode) and Kakatiya University M.Ed. (D.M). The college also conducts teacher training programmes for Government primary and secondary teachers. The college offers consultancy for primary and secondary teachers of private schools as and when they approach the institution. It conducts job melas, offers placement services to the pre-service students and alumni.
A class above other Colleges of Education in the State, this college can flaunt off without any misgiving that it is creating a bench mark in maintaining the high quality of education relevant to the needs of the society and in its uniqueness of having created certain mile stones that deserve a brief mention hereunder.