In 1898, Teachers College became affiliated with Columbia University as a professional school for the training of teachers while retaining its legal and financial independence. Later that year, Teachers College and Columbia University adopted an affiliation agreement.
The fifth annual iteration of the College’s signature
homecoming event – themed “Celebrating a Tradition
for Tomorrow” in recognition of TC’s 125th
anniversary – was designed to “reflect our goal to
honor and advance the TC legacy for generations to come” Read more...
Policy Comes to the Table
Food was front and center as the
College hosted a major conference on food research, policy and practice
and announced its new Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education and
A Book as Diverse as its Topic
James Banks and TC contributors discuss the new Encyclopedia of Diversity. Read More...
Grant to Study Prolonged Grief
TC's George Bonanno received a grant of just under $3 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to learn more about the factors that predict prolonged grief (PG) in people who lose a spouse. Read More...
More than any other research institution of its kind, TC has led the way in increasing understanding of how people of all ages learn in all disciplines, how best to teach them what they need to know, and how to transform our findings into actual curricula in classrooms and other settings. Some of these high-impact researches are:
Designing advanced mathematics education for very young children
Providing diabetes education for health care professionals who help patients manage their disease
Educating high school and college students about the national debt, the federal budget deficit and other issues related to fiscal responsibility
Training top executives at corporations and non-profits to lead their organizations through major and often volatile change
Bringing elementary school teachers—including those who have had no formal science preparation—up to speed in both science content and pedagogy
Educating elementary and middle school students—an age group among whom obesity has been growing at an alarming rate—to change their behaviors around nutrition and fitness
Creating new paradigms in the teaching of Chinese to speakers of other languages
Using science-based teaching to enable thousands of children diagnosed with autism and other language deficits to speak and function in mainstream schools