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Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education
In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies
Welcome to the Program in Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education
The new title of our cluster Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education (changed from Special Education in 2012) more accurately reflects our epistemological perspective and expertise in teaching children with native disabilities, as well as our strong presence in the development of inclusive general education classrooms and teacher expertise.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Our teacher preparation program is devoted to the practices of teaching as a science. We believe that education should be first driven by the needs of students and families in terms of their contribution and access to habilitative lifestyles through the application of the basic and applied sciences of behavior.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Program in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Teachers College, Columbia University is one of the oldest teacher education programs in the country. It provides an intensive study of the educational issues of individuals who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing from the perspectives of psychology, anthropology, linguistics, child development, and pedagogy with the aim of preparing teachers who will address the educational and literacy needs of these youngsters.
The Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/Autism) program prepares teachers to work with students with an autism spectrum disorder (including Asperger's disorder) and students with an intellectual disability (including Down syndrome) in a variety of classroom settings (e.g., a general education classroom, integrated co-teaching (ICT) classroom, self-contained classroom, special school) across early childhood, childhood, and adolescence.
Contact Person: Faith AllenPhone: (212) 678-3880 Fax: (212) 678-8259