The College has added more than 35 new programs, courses and certificates since 2006 – including many with online or blending online and classroom teaching – in an effort to respond to a changing world in which people’s learning needs require customized settings, time frames and content. TC has also has built a suite of new smart classrooms on campus.

During 2016-17, TC launched a new online version of its Bilingual Extension certificate program in Speech-Language Pathology, and an online version of its Master of Arts program in Developmental Disabilities.

Among the courses added over the past decade are:

  • The Cowin Financial Literacy Program. This year, a $500,000 gift from TC Trustee Joyce Cowin enabled teachers across the nation to undergo this unique professional development experience online. The course provides classroom teachers, pre-service teachers and other educators with classroom-ready instructional resources, strategies and support to teach financial concepts (savings, investing, budgeting, financial planning, credit, risk, consumption and diversification) to high school students. Mrs. Cowin has given more than $4 million to Teachers College.
  • The first Bilingual/Bicultural Education online certificate for New York State teachers, open to non-TC students. The program provides a foundation for understanding and working with bilingual learners in diverse educational settings, specializing in education that privileges language minority student populations in the U.S. and in the world.
  • The Teachers College Teaching Artists Certificate (TCTAC), a professional development program for artists who teach music, theater, language art and fine art in public schools. Conducted in partnership with Young Audiences of New York (YANY), the program is funded by Leslie Nelson, Vice Chair of TC’s Board of Trustees; her brothers Andrew Morse and Douglas Morse, YANY’s former board chair and current trustee; and YANY Board Chair Kim Greenberg, a TC alumna parent.
  • The TC College Advisement Program (CAP). Dedicated counselors, educators and other stakeholders who are specifically trained in college advisement can close the gap in knowledge around higher education and demystify the college admissions process. TC CAP-online seeks to provide targeted curriculum on college advising, improve professional competence and increase college opportunities for underserved high school students.
  • Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals,” a three-week online professional development for teachers of all subjects using the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, 2015-2030. Taken together, the 17 comprehensive goals are full of real-world connections, including policy and civic dimensions for social studies, educational access with respect to teaching language and literacy, climate change and species extinction for science educators, and statistical measurements for mathematics teaching.