The National policy on Education, 1986 has stressed on the need for the restructuring and reorganized of teacher Education as a part of educational reconstructing in the country. Accordingly the Department of Education Ministry of Human Resources Development , New Delhi, selected about 250 existing secondary Teacher Education institutions of an adequate standard and good reputation during VII plan period and provided financial assistance by upgrading these institutions in order to strengthen the teacher education programme in the country. Out of these, 50 specially selected institutions have been upgraded as the institutions of Advanced Study in Education. The Ministry of Human Resources Development has approved the up gradation of six universities Departments of Education into Institutions of Advanced study in Education in the state and the I.A.S.E. Andhra University is one among them. The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE-SRC), Banglore has accorded permission to run B.Ed. course from the year 1998 and M.Ed. Course from the year 2000 in the IASE Andhra University.
The I.A.S.E. Andhra University started functioning from the academic year 1998-1999. The Institute has been offering pre-service and in-service training programmes for secondary school teachers. The institute is offering B.Ed. and M.Ed., courses with an intake of 100 and 30 students respectively. The Candidates are being admitted into the B.Ed. programmes on the basis of the rank obtained by their rank in the order of merit at the state level Education Common Entrance Test (EdCET) and into then M.Ed., programme on the basis of the merit rank obtained at the entrance test conducted by the Andhra University (AUCET).
A part from the pre-service training programmes the Institute has also been offering in-service education programmes on the basis of the felt-needs of the teachers, teacher educators and educational managers.
The Institute is located in a three-stored building with all necessary Infrastructural facilities. The College has NSS unit and Unnat Bharat Abhyan that conduct various programs for students.