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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: STEM Education


    TC celebrates a distinguished legacy of STEM education in the department of Mathematics, Science and Technology. 

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

  • TR@TC2 Teacher Residency Program Wins $7.5 Million Federal Grant

  • Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC) has been awarded a second Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) federal grant. We will use this funding to launch TR@TC2 (Teaching Residents at Teachers College 2). This second iteration of the program will include strands of preparation in Secondary Inclusive Education (SIE) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). We will also be adding an option of preparation in Science Education -- Biology (SCIB).

  • Fall Workshops for edTPA

  • Fall workshops in edTPA requirements are available to student teachers in the process of obtaining teaching certification credentials in New York State.


News from the Office of Teacher Education

  • NYSED: Teacher Certification Exam Voucher Application

  • The New York State Education Department has authorized Evaluation Systems to issue e-vouchers for candidates pursuing certification through the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE). Application deadline is October 31, 2014.

  • NYSED: Announced preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks

  • The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce that the preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are now available on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) website.