History and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

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Degrees Offered

Master of Arts (M.A.) (30 or 32 points) The Master of Arts offers two approaches: 1) 30 points and a formal master's essay, or 2) 32 points and a special project. Topics and preparation of the essay or the special project are to be determined in consultation with the student's advisor. At least 15 of the points taken for the degree must be in the field of history and education. At least three Teachers College courses (for at least 2 points each) must be taken outside of the Program in History and Education.

Master of Education (Ed.M.) (60 points) 
The Master of Education requires 60 points, at least 30 of which must be completed under the auspices of Teachers College. Students must take at least 30 points in history and education and at least three Teachers College courses (for at least 2 points each) outside the Program. 

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) (90 points) 
The Doctor of Education requires 90 points with emphasis on broad preparation for a variety of teaching, research and administrative responsibilities informed by an understanding of historical development and context. Candidates should be in touch with the Office of Doctoral Studies to be sure of complying with the latest procedures, deadlines, and documents.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (75 points) 
The Doctor of Philosophy requires 75 points, including demonstrated proficiency in two foreign languages. Program emphasis on historical research in education. Candidates should be in touch with the Office of Doctoral Studies to be certain of complying with the latest procedures, deadlines, and documents.

For more information about each of these programs, please refer to the "Student Handbook."