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Neuroscience and Education

Neuroscience and Education

In the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences

Neuroscience & Education

Department of Biobehavioral Sciences


The Neuroscience and Education program at Teachers College was the first graduate program in the United States and Internationally to offer multidisciplinary training focused on the intersections of neuroscience and education. The program is designed 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. Students may also enter this program in preparation for further study in neuroscience and allied fields.

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Degree Programs

Masters of Science

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. 

What Do Graduates Do?

Alumni of the Neuroscience and Education program have gone on to diverse careers and further educational opportunities.  Several have continued on to Doctoral programs both at Columbia and other universities.  Others have continued their professional careers with more advanced understanding of the neural underpinnings of their students or clients' learning and cognitive profiles.  Some students have developed careers in research labs, and others have become consultants or entered careers in educational software development. 

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Biobehavioral Sciences Faculty and Students Present at 2015 Academic Festival

Members of the Neurocognition of Language Lab presented a session titled "Implementation and Research on a School-wide Mindfulness Program in a Bronx School." Movement Science faculty and students presented a session on "Exercise As Medicine."

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Coordinator: Professor Peter Gordon

Box: 199

Teachers College, Columbia University
1056B Thorndike Hall

Phone: (212) 678-3325    Fax: (212) 678-3322   



Program Highlights

Lecture Series

Current Issues in Neuroscience

Mondays at 3pm, January 26-May 11, 2015
Cowin Center (147 Horace Mann Building)
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, New York 10027-6696

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