Founded in 1887, Teachers College (TC) is the largest graduate school of education, psychology, and health services for Columbia University. TC is the largest and most comprehensive graduate school of education in the United States, and has been consistently ranked among the top five graduate schools of education in America by U.S. News & World Report over the past decade.
While the name Teachers College reflects a dedication to producing quality teachers, just over one-third of TC students are enrolled in teacher preparation programs. With more than sixty programs of study, our graduates go on to pursue careers in organizational psychology, social and behavioral sciences, health and health promotion, educational policy, counseling, technology, international and comparative education, as well as education and educational leadership.
Over 5,300 graduate students representing 50 states and 80 countries are enrolled in Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Education, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs.
- 72% pursuing Master's degrees
- 28% pursuing Doctoral degrees
- 15% are International students
- 39% are students of color
Teachers College is organized into ten diverse departments, each consisting of a wide array of academic programs. To learn more about each of the programs, click on the links below:
- Arts and Humanities
- Biobehavioral Studies
- Counseling and Clinical Psychology
- Curriculum and Teaching
- Education Policy & Social Analysis.
- Health and Behavioral Studies
- Human Development
- International and Transcultural Studies
- Mathematics, Science and Technology
- Organization and Leadership
- Other Areas of Interest