For information about the Admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions.
To schedule a tour of Teachers College, please visit the Office of Admissions website.
For information about Financial Aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
For information about Housing, please contact the Office of Residential Services.
For information for students with disabilities, please contact the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
For information for international students, please contact the Office of International Services.
For inquiries specifically related to the HPSE M.A. and Ed.M. program, please contact Scott Van Pelt: firstname.lastname@example.org
For inquiries specifically related to the HPSE Ed.D. program, please contact Dianne Delima: email@example.com
To inquire further about the HPSE Internship Program, please contact Leslie Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general questions, please contact our Academic Secretary Ms. Lucy Tam: email@example.com
The HPSE Open House for Prospective Students runs in conjunction with Teachers College Fall Open House. The Open House provides prospective students with the opportunity to learn more about the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program at Teachers College, as well as meet some of the current faculty and students. The date for the 2014 Open House is Friday, December 5, from 6pm-8pm, with check-in beginning at 5:30pm.
The HPSE Open House will take place at:
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
NY, NY 10027
If you would like to RSVP for the 2014 Open House, please fill out this form.
For further information about the Open House, please contact the HPSE M.A./Ed.M. Inquiries Coordinator, Scott Van Pelt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The faculty members in our program cover a wide range of areas in the field of education. To learn more specifically about whether or not your interests are covered in our program, please look over the faculty profiles.
This link takes you to the schedule of classes:
What is the difference between the Master of Arts (M.A.) and the Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree?
The Master of Arts degree requires a minimum of 32 points to complete the degree. The Master of Education is an advanced degree for applicants who have professional experience as well as a graduate degree in a related field before applying, and requires a minimum of 60 points to complete the degree.
Each degree program has its own set of requirements outlined in our program requirements.
Our program currently only accepts applications for the Fall semester, but you may start taking classes in the Summer sessions prior the start of the Fall semester. More information about applying to the program can be found here:
The deadlines for applications for entry in 2013 – 2014 year are:
M.A.: April 15
Ed.M.: January 15
Ed.D.: January 2
Yes. Many of our classes are offered from 3:00pm - 4:40pm, 5:10pm - 6:50pm, and 7:20pm - 9:00pm to permit flexibility. Some classes are also offered during daytime hours. A few elective courses are also available during the weekends and via distance learning.
Typically, full-time M.A. students complete their program within one academic year, and our part-time students complete the program at varying speeds. Full-time Ed.M. students tend to complete their program within two and a half academic years. There is no specific timeframe for Ed.D. students. Please note that these timeframes are approximate and depend on each person's working situation, personal life, and financial situation.
Please contact the Student Housing Office for information about housing. They can be reached by phone at 212-678-3235, by email at email@example.com, or online at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/housing. We highly recommend that you return the housing application promptly if you would like to live in student housing. TC housing is very competitive.
Please refer to the Transfer Credit Guide.
Applications are available from the Teachers College Office of Admissions. Information and forms can be found at:
1. Application for Admission & Fee
2. Statement of Purpose
4. Official Transcript(s)
5. Three Letters of Recommendation, two of which must be academic
6. Academic Writing Sample (of 10 pages or less)
Please visit the Teachers College Interactive Program Guide to find out more information of required materials.
For any questions related to applying to the Higher and Postsecondary Education program, please email the Office of Admissions Office.
The GRE scores are not required for the Higher and Postsecondary Education for any of the degree levels (M.A., Ed.M. and Ed.D.). The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all applicants who have received their undergraduate degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not English.
Please visit the Teachers College Guide to Admission:
Generally speaking, the Teachers College Admissions Office notifies students who applied by the priority TC deadline at some point around mid-March. Applicants who met the final deadline tend to hear from the TC Admissions Office around early to late May.
TC Admissions Office has information regarding these deadlines on their website:
Please refer to the Teachers College Guide to Admissions for application deadlines.
Unfortunately, the College does not have a centralized application system that allows each individual office to monitor the status of incoming applications. Should you have a question on where your application is in the process or whether any materials are missing, please contact the Admissions Office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, admission to the college can be deferred for up to one year. To defer admission, please contact the Admissions Office at (212) 678-3710 or at email@example.com.
The 2013 – 2014 tuition rate is $1,344 per credit/point. In addition, the college fee per term is $408. These amounts do not include any additional services students may need such as health insurance.
Up-to-date information on tuition and fees is available at the TC Student Accounts website:
Office of Financial Aid email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Financial Aid phone number: (212) 678 - 3714
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid:
Who do I contact regarding assistantships, work-study programs, or various employment opportunities at Teachers College?
Contact one of the following offices/individuals:
For inquiries regarding graduate assistantships offered by the HPSE program, please contact the HPSE Internship Coordinator, Leslie Williams.
To find out more about Financial Aid opportunities, please visit the Financial Aid website:
To find out more about on-campus jobs, please visit the Teachers College Human Resources website:
To find out more about Columbia University jobs and careers, please visit the Teachers College Career Services website:
The program in Higher Education program 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.
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 Activities website:
What facilities and services are available to help support students' academic success and personal experience?
Graduate Writing Center
International Student Services
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
Information is available at:
Office of the Registrar
Information is available at:
Information for new and current students about TC and its policies is available at: