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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.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Online education appear to be transforming the expectations of educators and can offer a richness to teacher education programs. We talk to three doctoral students from the Social Studies Education program who have served as Teaching Assistants for courses in the Global Competence Certificate to learn about the possibilities.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

We continue our series on the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate Program with three students in the Summer Intensive cohort, as they adjust to teaching in a real language school, our Community Language Program on the TC campus. Their stories add to the rigor and richness of the program.

Friday, July 31, 2015

What comes to mind when you think of art education? Do you have flashbacks of using glitter and glue or gobs of finger paint, or perhaps cutting colorful construction paper with rounded plastic scissors? If you are a student in the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College, you may consider collaborative art expression as the culmination of ideation through multi-sensorial educational experience.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

by Linda Flores In the midst of a hectic week of spring finals and performances, students and faculty gathered on a Tuesday evening to support and learn from Fulbright scholar, Ailbhe Kenny. Dr. Kenny, an Irish native, split her studies in the U.S. between Teachers College and New York University. She holds bachelor and masters […]

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.