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Welcome to Social Studies Education

Welcome to the program in Social Studies Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the oldest and most distinguished programs of its kind in the country. We live in challenging times. Problems on the near horizon, including global climate change, mass violence, deteriorating social welfare, and human rights violations can lead to cynicism and social decline. Yet we paradoxically live in a time of hope and opportunity as the rise of social media foils the despotic reach of governments, new technologies create space for robust public discourse, and education stands front and center as the last great hope of humanity's aim to live peaceably, sustainably and humanely. Social educators are crucial contributors in helping shape this uncertain future. 

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Professor William Gaudelli will become Dean of Lehigh University’s College of Education

Professor Gaudelli will become Dean of Lehigh University’s College of Education

William Gaudelli, Professor of Social Studies and Education and chair of the Department of Arts & Humanities, will leave Teachers College after 12 years on the faculty to become the eighth Dean of the College of Education at Lehigh University, effective July 31st.

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Doctoral Student Publications

Doctoral Student Publications

Adam Kuranishi and Celia Oyler have a newly published article to add to their cvs. Titled "I Failed the edTPA," the article will appear iTeacher Education and Special Education: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. View the prepublished September 7, 2017 article: DOI: 0888406417730111.


Our Faculty Response to Charlottesville

Faculty Response to Charlottesville

‌"The events in Charlottesville a week ago encourage us to reflect upon who we are and need to be as individuals and as social studies educators..."

Read the full statement: Program Faculty Response to Charlottesville


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Program Director: Sandra Schmidt

Phone: (212) 678-3152    Fax: (212) 678-4118   

Email: schmidt@tc.columbia.edu

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