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About Teacher Ed

  • About Teacher Ed

    TC offers a wide range of state approved teacher education programs leading to initial or professional teacher certification,and school/district administrator certification in NY State. All programs blend graduate study and professional preparation, ensuring strong connections of theory with practice through extensive field experience and multiple opportunities for experiential learning informed by substantive engagement with education research and literature. Our programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and have met the highest standards set by the profession.

Program Spotlight

  • Program Spotlight

    PROGRAM IN ART AND ART EDUCATION is collaborating with ProjectArt, bringing studio arts classes to public libraries in NYC.  [Read More]

Vice Dean's Message

  • Vice Dean's Message

    Welcome to Teachers College at Columbia University and to the excellent teacher education programs we offer. Teachers College has been engaged in the preparation of school and classroom professionals since her founding in 1887...
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Teacher Ed @ TC News

News from the Office of Teacher Education

  • Important Updates: Certification Exam Safety Nets

  • At its May 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents, by emergency regulation, extended the edTPA Safety Net and created safety nets for the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), and certain redeveloped Content Specialty Tests (CSTs).

  • NYSED Phasing in New Digital Fingerprinting Program

  • The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is eliminating the use of the current NYSED managed fingerprinting process which includes all NYSED Livescan fingerprinting systems and the current "ink and roll" card submission process.