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Movement Science and Education

A pioneer in research and application related to physical activity in the sub-disciplines of Kinesiology, including Applied Exercise PhysiologyMotor Learning and ControlOccupational Therapy and Physical Education.

In 2010 our doctoral program was ranked 4th in the United States by the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and we were ranked #1 in placement of doctoral students in higher education positions.



Neuroscience & Education

The Neuroscience and Education program at Teachers College was the first graduate program in the United States to offer multidisciplinary training focused on the intersections of neuroscience and education.

The program is designed to prepare a new kind of specialist: a professional with dual preparation able to bridge the gap between research underlying brain, cognition and behavior, and the problems encountered in schools and other applied settings.
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Communication Sciences and Disorders

The M.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degree programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepare graduates for positions in a variety of professional settings. The master’s program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Students in the program come from a variety of backgrounds.  Some have undergraduate degrees from departments that have focused on normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing; others have degrees in such varied fields as linguistics, psychology, education, biology, theater, Spanish.

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