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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.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Adam Tramantano, a doctoral student in English Education, a part-time instructor in Arts and Humanities, and a full-time teacher at The Bronx High School of Science, and has recently launched an open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Its 8:30am on a Friday morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Teachers College alum, Brian Lawless is on winter vacation for the Chinese New Year and has graciously agreed to speak with me via Skype.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The atmosphere was electric at the December 3, 2014 doctoral degree recital of trumpeter Jarritt Sheel, candidate for the Doctorate of Music Education. The recital displayed Jarritts technical mastery and powerful artistic expression.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This roundtable will explore the questions: Why have we traditionally looked to historical knowledge as a building block of democratic participation and a central component of what it means to be an American? How can history pedagogy be framed as a challenge to social and economic inequality? How do we reach young learners to appreciate the study of history as integral to their quality of life and the well-being of American democracy?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Latin American Philosophy of Education Society (LAPES) is hosting its annual symposium March 26-28 at Teachers College and Columbia University. Professor Lilia D. Monzo of Chapman University will open the weekend's events on Thursday, March 26, 5:30-7:30p at TC in Horace Mann 150.