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Adult Learning and Leadership
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Adult Learning and Leadership

In the Department of Organization & Leadership

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Student Life

Prospective Students | Admissions | Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS)
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General | Student Demographics | Student Life

What kinds of activities are available outside the classroom?

The program in Adult Learning and Leadership hosts a number of events for students to promote learning outside the classroom and foster a sense of community within the program. Every semester, we offer professional development and social opportunities. Programming and professional development events are announced via our program website and through our program listserv. All admitted students are added to our program listserv.

Students are encouraged to join student chapters of professional associations as well as enroll under national memberships for organizations. A list of some of the professional associations associated with the field of Adult Learning and Leadership can be found on our website. In addition, students are encouraged to attend and participate in professional conferences as well as take advantage of opportunities within Columbia University and the New York City area.

What is the atmosphere like within the program?

The atmosphere within the Adult Learning and Leadership program can be described as collaborative, friendly, and relatively informal. Oftentimes, students work in groups on assignments and projects or get together socially.

What kinds of student activities/organizations are there?

There are about 25 student organizations at Teachers College, representing various aspects of the school's diverse student body. In addition, the Office of Student Activities and Programs organizes a range of activities on a regular basis, including workshops, social events, and networking opportunities. For more information, please visit the Student Development and Activities website:

What facilities and services are available to help support students' academic success and personal experience?

Computing Services

Information on the computing services workshops, locations, and services are available online:

Fitness Center

Teachers College has a recently renovated pool for student use. Additionally, Teachers College students have access to the gym at Columbia University. Information is located at:

International Student Services

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Informational workshops on library structure, library renovations, research skills, and technology is available via the library's website: Teacher College students also have full access to the Columbia University and Barnard College library system.

Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Information is available via the website:

Office of the President for Diversity and Community

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Office of the Registrar

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Student Handbook

Information for new and current students about TC and its policies is available at: