Loyola College of Education, a Jesuit Teacher Education Institution was established in June 2007. It is completely owned and administered by the Loyola College Society registered under the Society Registration Act of 1860 No.5228/1973. It is located in the wide campus of Loyola College of Arts & Science. It is recognized by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and affiliated to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University (TNTEU). It is accredited at `A` grade with CGPA – 3.79 by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) in the 1st cycle which is the highest among the colleges of education in India. In the second cycle it was re-accredited at `A` grade with CGPA–3.48 by NAAC.
The sole aim of Jesuit education is to form compassionate, committed, competent, conscientious and creative men and women for others. The mission of the Jesuits is crystallized in their preferential option for a large number of Catholics, Dalit Catholics, first generation learners, orphans, semi-orphans, differently-abled students, neighbourhood children, refugees, migrants, gypsy children and economically poor and vulnerable students. Thus Jesuits in the education apostolate pay undivided attention to the empowerment of the marginalised and the oppressed.
Since its inception, Loyola College of Education (LCE) has been focussing on the formation of intellectual capacity, training of the will and formation of character of the student-teachers, thus ensuring the integral formation of the prospective teachers. LCE is committed to inculcating desirable social and human values and moral principles that would make the student-teachers self-disciplined, value-oriented and responsible teachers. LCE provides also a wide range of opportunities and experiences for student-teachers to discover their potentialities both physical and intellectual and cultivate their artistic and aesthetic sense through cultural extravaganza and nurture their social responsibility through rural / slum exposure camp.