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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution is a concentration of courses aimed at developing core competencies for reflective scholars/practitioners. It is offered both as a track in the Master of Arts and Doctoral programs in Social-Organizational Psychology and, in whole or in part, as a complement to the studies of students throughout the College.

Education Policy Studies
In many schools of education across the United States, programs and curricula in "education policy" are centralized in one or two departments or programs. At Teachers College, we have a different understanding of how the study of policy interacts with other programs within the field of education. Thus, we have conceptualized and organized our policy-related courses, faculty, and research in a more interesting cross-departmental and cross-programmatic manner.

Family and Community Education
Given the complex connections of families with other institutions in the community, the variety of forms of the family in modern societies, and the numerous teaching and learning activities that take place in family settings, insights from a wide range of scholarly disciplines can be utilized in attempting to understand and help shape the educational role of modern families. Teachers College has a distinguished tradition of study and research on families and communities as educators.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Education
This program is designed for students who have interests in an area of specialization not offered at the College, but for which a coherent and integrated program may be developed through the selection of a combination of current course offerings from several different disciplines or programs at Teachers College.

Law and Educational Institutions
In schools and postsecondary institutions, public and private, legal considerations play a central role in questions of educational governance, finance, curriculum, instruction, admission, staffing, accountability, equality of opportunity, and school reform. It is therefore important for administrators, policy makers, teachers, parents, and communities to understand law in its many forms -- constitutional provisions, statutes, regulations, policies, court decisions, administrative regulations, and collective bargaining agreements, among others. There is also a growing need for effective collaboration between educators, lawyers, parents, and researchers; such collaboration not only helps avoid costly and divisive litigation but provides a powerful tool that can be used to advance important educational objectives.

Urban Education
Through its various departments and programs, Teachers College, located in the heart of one of the world’s largest cities, has a wide range of opportunities for instruction, research, and service in the field of urban education. Individual programs of study can be arranged for students whose major interest is in this area– teaching, bilingual education, counseling, administration, supervision, special education, research, teacher education, and other professional roles. Special attention is given to prospective teachers and other school personnel; to persons with leadership responsibility for educational planning and program development; and to individuals interested in research and experimentation.