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Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education
In the Department of Health and Behavorial Studies

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Our New Name

Our new title, Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education, more accurately reflects our epistemological perspective and expertise in teaching children with native disabilities as well as our strong presence in the development of inclusive general education classrooms and teacher expertise.

Welcome!

The new title of our cluster Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education (changed from Special Education in 2012) more accurately reflects our epistemological perspective and expertise in teaching children with native disabilities as well as our strong presence in the development of inclusive general education classrooms and teacher expertise. Faculty in our fellow clusters and we in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies are committed to science-based approaches. Our approach to education of all children via the applied sciences of learning is consistent with the applied science approach of our department. We see the department as consisting of much of the expertise that is needed if children are to receive what is needed to provide effective educational outcomes: health and well being, emotional stability, adequate nutrition, addiction prevention, and optimal teaching. Thus, each cluster contributes to what is needed to provide optimum outcomes. Our particular contribution is the teaching, learning, and behavior change expertise... read more