The Department of Education is one of the well-established, reputed Departments in the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, which was established in 1949. The mission of the Department of Education is to develop committed and competent professionals who can withstand future challenges and serve the nation. The Department has been conducting PGDE since its inception for producing professionally qualified graduate teachers to the field of Education.
At present the Department offers six post graduate programmes in Education. One of the significant achievements of the Department was to reintroduce Bachelor of Education programme in 2017 in both Sinhala and English media.
The Department is enriched with physical resources and highly qualified academic staff of holding Ph.D in Education.