Arts & Humanities

Welcome to the Department of Arts and Humanities

The largest academic unit at the College, the Department of Arts and Humanities prides itself upon its intellectual and artistic richness, its diversity, and its distinctive approaches to education. The Department consists of ten academic programs along with many subprograms nested within. Our major areas of scholarly inquiry are art, art administration, dance, music, history, philosophy, applied linguistics, bilingualism, English and literacies, and social studies. These areas of research, practice, and instruction, collectively, address human wisdom, capacity, potential, and creativity. Read More

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The Arts and Humanities Podcast

COVID-19, Bilingual Education and Black Lives Matter

Episode 3

A conversation between Patricia Martinez-Alvarez, Professor of Bilingual Education and three Teachers (Stephanie Ubiera, Sabrina Poms and Ellieana Lora) about COVID-19, the transition to virtual teaching, addressing Black Lives Matter in the classroom, and centering the experiences of African American and AfroLatinx children in bilingual classrooms.

Remote Learning Resources 

On this page, we provide an overview of online learning and resources to help you make the most of your online learning experiences at Teachers College, especially if you have never participated in an online course before.  

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Our Programs

Each of our ten degree and five non-degree programs offer our students the skills and knowledge they need to thrive and assume leadership in today’s changing cultural and educational environment.

Applied Linguistics & TESOL

Graduate student studying in class

Art & Art Education

A student works on a sculpture.

Arts Administration

Students smiling in class.

Bilingual/Bicultural Education

A graduate student demonstrates for her classmates.

Dance Education

English Education

Graduate students study and smile in class.

Music & Music Education

Students play instruments together.

Philosophy & Education

Students discuss programs with an open book.

Social Studies Education

Students study together outside

Non-Degree Programs

Advanced Certificate in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Community Language Program

Community Language Program

TCSOL Certificate

Students hold festive Chinese dragon to celebrate

TESOL Certificate

Students study in a classroom together

Creative Technologies Certificate

Graduate student works on a stop-motion animation project.

Language Program Management Certificate

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