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    The Department of Arts & Humanities welcomes you to Teachers College, Columbia University.

    The department, which encompasses nine academic programs, views the study of education as broad and vital. Here, intellectual and creative ideas and practices extend beyond the traditional concerns of schooling. Thus, each program shares a concern with the learner¹s construction of knowledge, the art and methods of teaching, the realities of the contemporary classroom, the relationship of schools to their communities, and the underlying philosophies of school reform.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

What do you think of when you hear a familiar song? Does a vivid memory play before your eyes? How do you react to the lyrics? Do you start singing and hope those around you will join in? The ability of a song to forge connections and evoke recollections is potent no matter your age ...

Monday, July 28, 2014

The second Macy Gallery exhibition of the Spring 2014 semester, Art Studio Feast: Broken Things Can Be Beautiful Things was on display from February 24th – March 21st. Along gallery walls and atop low pedestals were displayed works created by students in the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center (RGC): different materials, recycled objects, and fragments ...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Interviewed and written by Tim Ignaffo Dr. Winston Thompson is a graduate of the Philosophy and Education Program (2011). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at NYU. He has also taught at Hofstra and Teachers College. ...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

As a current Doctoral student in the Arts & Art Education program, Brian Bulfer constantly strives to accommodate the plethora of artistic paths and opportunities that have presented themselves since his enrollment at Teachers College. Last Fall, his silkscreen submission to the Myers Art Prize Competition on the theme of equilibrium titled Sacred Exchange was ...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Towards the end of Spring Term 2014, the Bilingual Bicultural Education (BBE) program and the TESOL/Applied Linguistics (TESOL/AL) program held their first joint symposium at which M.A. and Ed.M. students from both programs presented their work to the audience. While the TESOL/AL program has always been nested in the Department of Arts and Humanities, the ...