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Neuroscience and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Program Description

Neuroscience and Education was the first graduate program in the country to focus on the educational and clinical implications of recent advances in understanding brain-behavior relationships.

One objective of the multi-disciplinary program is 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.

A second objective is to provide rigorous training and relevant experiences that would allow students to further their knowledge and make links between neuroscience, cognition, education, and clinical practice.

The M.S. program is intended for professionals and non-professionals alike who would like to acquire knowledge in fields related to neuroscience, and participate in ongoing research, educational, or clinical practice. Graduates from the program may continue in their respective areas of professional specialization, while others develop careers in research settings or apply to doctoral programs for further study.