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Read recent articles from the Department of Arts and Humanities on students and student life in our program.
Linking the Past with the Present and Future: Shaina Ahmed
March 02, 2018
Shaina Ahmed is a first year US History teacher at Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies in the South Bronx, “I grew up in the Bronx, so being able to come back and serve in my community is incredibly fulfilling.” A recent graduate of the Social Studies Education Master of Arts program at Teachers College (TC), Ahmed didn’t always imagine herself at the front of a classroom, “If you had asked me five years ago I would never say I'd become a teacher. Never.”
Bringing Social Studies to Life: Melissa Glick
January 18, 2018
Melissa pressed submit on her Teachers College application for the Social Studies Education program from an Internet café in Argentina. She was traveling in Latin America after just finishing two years and three months as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras.
Living Many Lives Through the Arts
September 14, 2017
Social Studies Education Ed.M. student Deirdre Hollman sees the world through the lens of culture.
A Tale of (Studying) Two Subjects: Elizabeth Milligan
June 15, 2017
Elizabeth Milligan, high school teacher and Social Studies Education Summer M.A. Intensive program (INSTEP) student, developed over the years an ardent love for both history and social studies, and enjoys teaching each subject. However, when it came to choosing a path of study for herself, the decision was very difficult.
Student Story: M.A. Social Studies Student, Jennifer Flores is a Mother, Advocate and Game Changer
November 07, 2016
Jennifer Flores is a mother, an advocate, and a minority. She had hesitations before accepting her place in the Teaching of Social Studies Program, but has since adjusted, and has big plans for the future.
Student Story: M.A. Social Studies Student, Kevin Cryan, and His Spark for Teaching
November 04, 2016
New graduate of the M.A. Teaching of Social Studies Program, Kevin Cryan has always wanted to be a teacher. Here, Kevin tells us about life as a student and his transition to becoming a teacher.
Student Stories: M.A. Social Studies Student, Xiaohui Tang
October 14, 2016
Xiaohui Tang, a recent M.A. graduate of the Teaching of Social Studies Program, shares her personal journey to Teachers College and beyond as an international student. Her confrontation with both western and eastern education styles has remained a central reason for choosing the program.
Social Inquiry Course Closes First Year Urging M.A. Students to Stick to Their Questions
August 02, 2016
On the eve of their final for the Social Studies and Education M.A. program, students gathered to listen to and give presentations for an intensive course that spanned the Fall and Spring semesters.
New Social Studies and Education Course Draws on Faculty, Inquiry and Central Park
March 04, 2016
In the final class of the fall 2015 semester, a boisterous class of Social Studies students, clearly enjoying their fellow classmates and the course, were asked to give their carefully planned presentations. The course, “Social Inquiry: NYC’s Central Park”, posed the essential question, how does society deal with the rise of modernity?