Philosophy & Education

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Help shape the future of philosophy of education through graduate research at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our program attracts students from all over the nation and the world who want to be part of a collaborative and scholarly community. As a graduate student in this program, the only one of its kind in New York City, you'll have the opportunity to advance humanistic and critical thinking about education. Our students broaden and deepen their understanding of the fields of aesthetics, ethics and moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, and epistemology and the philosophy of science as they apply to issues in education. Through this extraordinary program, you’ll be on the path to becoming a more grounded thinker. Whether you’re looking to become a college professor or to achieve other career aspirations, no other graduate program in North America matches us for placing graduates.



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We enjoyed visiting with faculty, staff and students this afternoon to give tours of the new TC website over ice cream 🍨 🍦outside Everett Lounge. Thank you to everyone who stopped by including President Thomas Bailey! You can read more about the TC website refresh project by clicking the link in our bio. #WebsiteWednesday #IceCreamSocial #CommunityGathering #WebsiteLaunch #TeachersCollege #ColumbiaUniversity


TC has refreshed its website, Conducted in consultation with stakeholders across the College, the website make-over has raised the bar for a customizable, user-friendly experience that caters to prospective students and gets site visitors where they want to go. Click the link in our bio to learn more! #WebsiteWednesday #TCWay #CUatTC #WednesdayWisdom #WebsiteLaunch #TeachersCollege #ColumbiaUniversity


Helping singers take ownership of their voices – and often, of their identities – is the focus of the unique Vocal Workshops for teens, based at TC. “Teens need a lot of reinforcement,” says Workshops director Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, who recruits her graduate students to serve as mentors. “Even the best-intentioned kind of criticism can shut them down, especially when it comes to singing, because their voices are physically a part of them. So we’re all about positivity.” . Click the link in our bio to learn more about Vocal Workshops for teens at TC and to learn about how you can become a “vocal supporter”! 🎶🎵(📷: Singers’ Workshops) #TCWay #TeachersCollege #ColumbiaUniversity #VocalWorkshops


In honor of #InternationalCatDay here's our favorite feline: the Scholars’ Lion. Located near Havemeyer Hall on the @columbia campus, this big cat was sculpted by TC's Greg Wyatt. #TCAlumni #TCPride #TeachersCollege #ColumbiaUniversity. #Repost @columbia with @get_repost ・・・ Scholars’ Lion sculpted by Greg Wyatt (CC'71, TC’74) #RoarLionRoar

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