History of the College
The need to establish the Bethel College of Education, a private College of Education, Ijare, Ondo State, is borne out of the desire to improve the standard of teacher education in Nigeria and thereby contribute effectively to the training of teachers for the primary and junior secondary education sector of the country. For a long time, the standard of education has been falling steadily especially at these levels which has adversely affected the quality of students released to the senior secondary level and the tertiary institutions, Colleges of education inclusive.

Results that emanate from the institutions conducting secondary school level examinations – the West African Examinations Council and the National Examinations Council show that a lot need to be done to improve the quality of education in this sector. The poor standard in primary and secondary schools is reflected in the intake into the Universities and other tertiary Institutions. It is sad that after 4 years in the university, some students are not able to write or communicate effectively in English Language.

While this fall cannot be wholly attributed to the teachers, it has been evident that much more needs to be done to enhance and upgrade the quality of teaching particularly at this level. The philosophy of this institution is therefore not only designed to change the face of humanity, through qualitative teacher education programmes but also to develop the totality of individual for effective service delivery and thereby enhance and enrich the educational development of the teeming youths in our society.