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Welcome to the Department

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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.

News

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Last year we profiled AL/TESOL doctoral student and instructor Catherine Box. We decided to catch up and see whats new in her life. She provided us with warm, honest and delightful answers. And she gave a bit of advice to TC about climate control.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Confined Arts: 2nd Edition brought new and old faces to Shwick Market and Gallery in Brooklyn on the evening of March 27th, 2015. In a larger space with a stronger crowd, the 2nd Edition expanded their platform and discussion around incarceration and the broken justice system in the United States.

Monday, April 27, 2015

When EdM student Minhye Son first came to the United States, she was still learning English. Far from her home and culture in Busan, South Korea, Mrs. Son encountered a disquieting occurrence endured by many English language learners. Her experience rippled through the rest of her academic and professional life.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Teachers College welcomed Associate Professor of English and Linguistics Rebekah Rast from The American University of Paris, France on December 16, 2015. Professor Rast arrived to a crowded reception of Applied Linguistics and TESOL students eager to hear emerging findings from one of the pioneers of language acquisition at first exposure.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jennifer Ammenti, who will graduate this spring with an Ed.M. in History and Education, sought out Teachers College in part because of her desire to learn about education through a historical lens. As a former elementary school teacher and school librarian, Ammenti loved teaching history, but as she puts it, wishes she could go back and teach her students to be historians rather than just teach them history.