The teacher is an indispensable tool for national development. It is in realization of this fact that teacher education occupies a position of prominence in the educational enterprise. But to achieve worthwhile education, teacher preparation programme must be provided with all sincerity and the best brains in the land must be attracted to occupy their position in the teaching profession. In the light of the above, this paper discussed the concept of teacher education and national development. Also, a number of challenges such as lowering admission requirement, the quality of teacher education programme, issues in funding teachers’ education and more, confronting teacher education were examined. The paper concludes by drawing attention to the importance of teacher education for the development of a nation and relevant recommendations such as control of entry into the teaching profession, appropriate budgetary allocation to education sectors and accountability among others were proffered to reposition teacher education and teaching profession.Keywords:
Teacher, Education, Teacher Education, National Development.