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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.


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.

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.