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What makes Teachers College unique?

A leading stand-alone graduate and professional school, TC is at the forefront of educational research, discovering how people of all ages learn and transforming our findings into hands-on, real-world applications. Our expertise in education psychology, public policy, technology development, nutrition education, nursing, neuroscience, and early childhood development is unparalleled. But we don’t rest on our past accomplishments. We’re always looking to move in new directions, whether it’s launching a bilingual-bicultural training program in mental health or harnessing technology for state-of-the-art collaborative learning.

Our location in New York City, one of the world’s most diverse cities, creates unique educational and social opportunities. As an institution that promotes social justice and the breaking down of socio-economic barriers, TC is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Working at Teachers College?

When you work for TC, you don’t just have a job—you join a tight-knit community. We take care of our employees by offering high-quality benefits and many other perks.

To Help protect both your physical, mental and financial health, Teachers College offers a competitive benefits package: 

Retirement Options

TC provides eligible employees with either a defined benefit pension plan or a defined contribution savings plan. Unlike some plans at other organizations, these plans do not require employee contributions to begin College contributions in the plan.
 
In addition, the College provides employees to invest current salary in a tax-deferred savings plan for their retirement.

Education Programs

Eligible employees, spouses and children can receive tuition benefits for graduate programs at the College. In addition, children of eligible dependents may receive College scholarships toward other schools throughout the country.

Time Off

Eligible employees receive:

  • Vacation Days
  • Sick Days
  • Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement and Jury Duty leave

Health Insurance

To help protect both your physical, mental and financial health, Teachers College offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability insurance.

Eligible employees may also participate in flexible spending account programs, long term disability, supplemental short-term disability and employee assistance programs.

What Happens at Teachers College?

A hub of exploration and discovery, TC has 10 academic departments, 20 faculty labs, 38 research centers and institutes, and a range of administrative and support services all working together to provide a quality education to our graduate students. But the learning goes both ways. Our employees are part of an intellectually vital, culturally stimulating community where there’s always something going on, including lectures, musical performances, social justice initiatives, and more.

If you’re a life-long learner who’s constantly in pursuit of excellence, TC is a place that offers both personal and career growth.

Where Is Teachers College?

TC is located in Morningside Heights, an urban oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Midtown. Known as the Acropolis of Manhattan, the neighborhood is home to a number of beautiful college campuses, stunning Gothic churches, and elegant residential buildings. Our employees enjoy exploring this vibrant neighborhood filled with cafés, bookstores, boutiques and restaurants featuring international cuisines.

Getting to Teachers College

TC is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The campus is accessible by subway, bus, or car.

  • By Subway: Take the No. 1 local to 116th Street. Please note the No. 2 and No. 3 lines run express and do not stop at 116th Street. When taking the No. 2 or the No. 3, transfer to the No. 1 at 96th Street.
  • By Bus:
    • Take the M4 or the M104 to the 120th Street stop on Broadway.
    • Take the M5 to Riverside Drive and 119th Street.
    • Take the M11 to Amsterdam Avenue and 118th Street.
  • By Car:
    • Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway).
    • From both the north and the south, exit at 96th Street.
    • Go two blocks east to Broadway.
    • Make a left turn on Broadway and drive to 120th Street
    • There is limited street parking available in the neighborhood.

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