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Read recent articles from the Department of Arts and Humanities on students and student life in our program.

Living Many Lives Through the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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