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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 learner's 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.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Now completing its first year, we take a closer look at the Global Competence Certificate's innovative pedagogical model, with specific focus on the online coursework and one course in particular that has already received high marks from current students.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Now more than ever, the internet and technological advances have changed the way educators and students alike view the classroom as a learning space, both in its physical form and synchronous online incarnation. The TESOL Certificate Program, a non-credit program which leads to a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, has embraced this new learning space with the launch of a blended learning format.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The New Teacher Network at TC, or NTN@TC, provides recent TC graduates with mentoring, practical resources and opportunities to collaborate with TC colleagues in the critical first three years of teaching. Hands-on workshops, online coaching, discussion forums, and access to resources are some of the many supports made available in this unique pilot program. NTN@TC is currently accepting applications from graduating students in the Teaching of English, Teaching of Social Studies, and two other TC other programs.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Megan Laverty, Associate Professor in the Philosophy and Education Program, has been invited to join other moral philosophers from around to world to participate in the "Moral Philosophy and its Discontents: New Perspectives on Ethical Thought" conference at Flinders University in Australia.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Speaking with fervent urgency, Dr. Elana Shohamy's presentation at Teachers College, Critical Issues of Assessment of Multi-Bilingual Populations, focused on challenging language tests, the penalization of multilingual and immigrant populations and recognizing the advantages of bilingualism rather than the problems many claim it incurs.