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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.


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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Megan Laverty, Associate Professor in the Philosophy and Education Program, has been invited to join other moral philosophers from around to world to participate in the "Moral Philosophy and its Discontents: New Perspectives on Ethical Thought" conference at Flinders University in Australia.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Speaking with fervent urgency, Dr. Elana Shohamy's presentation at Teachers College, Critical Issues of Assessment of Multi-Bilingual Populations, focused on challenging language tests, the penalization of multilingual and immigrant populations and recognizing the advantages of bilingualism rather than the problems many claim it incurs.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Teachers, today more than ever, are renegades, the champions of exploration and self-expression. In April, the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College coordinated a platform for today's classroom teachers called Conversations Across Cultures. Now in its third year, the symposium for emerging educators and seasoned professionals focused on the theme of Teaching Outside the Lines.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sheridan Blau, Distinguished Senior Lecturer and English Education Program Coordinator, quoted in Reuters Health article, "Choice in books may help kids' reading score over summer."