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Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States.

With approximately 90,000 alumni worldwide, it is our goal to reconnect Teachers College to each and every one of its alumni.
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About TC Student Life

Teachers College brings together graduate students from all over the world in an environment that provides a unique opportunity to establish new friendships, explore other worldviews, and take advantage of all that New York City offers. Living close to campus affords students easy access to the library, classrooms, gymnasium, and other Columbia University facilities. Students may choose to take advantage of a wide range of planned residence hall activities, club meetings, departmental lectures, and cultural events that take place on TC’s campus in addition to the larger Columbia campus.

Teachers College is a vibrant and integrated part of the Morningside Heights section of New York City. This multicultural, urban environment impacts almost everything TC does and will provide unique educational and social opportunities found nowhere else. Teacher education students complete their practicums in the New York City public schools, while social and organizational psychology students work as interns in businesses from Wall Street to Midtown. Arts education students are interns at museums, galleries and arts organizations. And when you need to unwind, use your student ID for free admissions to cultural institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or get discounted tickets to performances at world-renowned venues like Lincoln Center. We encourage you to explore all that the campus, the neighborhood, and the city have to offer.

Activities and Events

You will always find a wide variety of on-campus activities and events each week during the semester. These include art exhibits, film screenings, panel discussions, conferences, workshops, and social events, just to name a few. Particular administrative offices, academic departments, research centers, and/or student organizations sponsor and organize on-campus activities. Our student population is very diverse and includes international students, scholars, and faculty from over 75 countries. TC combines a large number of part-time and full-time students who are very active in professional education circles and either commute to or live on campus. There are a variety of student services and organizations at TC designed to support students’ programs of study, provide professional development opportunities, foster community, and celebrate diversity.