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Institutes, Workshops & CertificatesTeachers College fosters a culture of professional development among faculty, staff, and graduate students in which excellence in teaching and attention to student learning are pursued. Whether you're enhancing or transitioning your career, TC offers a selection of institutes, workshops, and certificate programs that can help you reach your career destination.
Teachers College meets the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)'s internationally recognized continuing education and training standard and therefore may award Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For more information, please visit www.iacet.org .
The Bilingual Extension Institute is directed by Professor Cate Crowley, from the Speech Language Pathology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. The Institute, in its 17th year, and at Teachers College for the past 12 years, has an 8-person faculty with 7 master clinicians/mentors. It is a discipline-specific, open only to bilingual speech and language providers. The application for the 2013 Bilingual Extension Institute is now available! (The Institute is offered as a non-degree program.) The 2013 cost is $5500 and attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Visit the BEI website for dates, funding sources, and other important information.
The Program in Gifted Education of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, offers a 12-credit summer course sequence that allows students who hold, or will soon obtain, a valid initial or professional teaching certificate in New York State to also meet the educational requirements for the New York State certification extension in gifted education.
The School Law Institute is a national professional education program available for graduate credit, on a non-credit basis, and in some states for continuing education credits. The Institute brings to Teachers College some of the nation's leading authorities on education law, policy, and practice. It explores significant recent developments in school law and their impact on schools, school districts, and states.
This workshop is a 5-day intensive professional development program integrating content, best teaching practices, strategies, and technology to help teachers fully explore mathematics with their students. Each day the program concentrates on one of the 5 content strands and explores a variety of approaches that address the related process strands. MathCamp instruction models the constructivist approach; participants work in teams to collaborate on activities that they will, in turn, facilitate in their own classrooms.
The Winter Roundtable is the longest running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology and education. The Winter Roundtable will continue its tradition of bringing together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation in psychology and education. The theme of the 2011 conference, "Privileging Indigenous Voices: Hearing the Wisdom of Generations" underscored the Roundtable's commitment to recognizing the multiple and complex effects of culture and social location in psychological and educational matters.
ICCCR develops and provides state-of-the-art instruction, training, and professional development for scholars/practitioners by exploring new content and pedagogical approaches for training and instruction in conflict resolution, cooperation, and social justice. We will strive to become a magnet for diverse and excellent graduate level students from around the globe. Developing sensitivity to cultural differences at the interface of theory, research, and practice is paramount.
The TESOL intensive summer program leads to the completion of a Teachers College Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Challenging readings, lively discussions, classroom observations, and supervised team student teaching in Teachers College's Community English Program provide participants with practical English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching techniques, as well as sound introductory background in linguistics and second language acquisition theory. TESOL also offers one-day workshops and classes focused on building professional competencies in the field.
The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) provides state-of-the-art training in Chinese pedagogy. Developed and taught by a world-class team of experts, the program offers a cutting-edge curriculum that sets trainees on a fast and efficient track to gain knowledge and skills necessary for operating effectively in current and future classrooms in various contexts.