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Neuroscience & Education
Department of Biobehavioral Sciences
The Neuroscience and Education program at Teachers College was the first graduate program in the United States and Internationally to offer multidisciplinary training focused on the intersections of neuroscience and education. The program is designed to prepare a new kind of specialist: A professional with dual preparation able to bridge the gap between research underlying brain, cognition and behavior, and the problems encountered in schools and other applied settings. Students may also enter this program in preparation for further study in neuroscience and allied fields.
Masters of Science
The M.S. program is intended for professionals and non-professionals alike who would like to acquire knowledge in fields related to neuroscience, and participate in ongoing research, educational, or clinical practice.
What Do Graduates Do?
Alumni of the Neuroscience and Education program have gone on to diverse careers and further educational opportunities. Several have continued on to Doctoral programs both at Columbia and other universities. Others have continued their professional careers with more advanced understanding of the neural underpinnings of their students or clients' learning and cognitive profiles. Some students have developed careers in research labs, and others have become consultants or entered careers in educational software development.
Connect With Neuroscience and Education
Members of the Neurocognition of Language Lab presented a session titled "Implementation and Research on a School-wide Mindfulness Program in a Bronx School." Movement Science faculty and students presented a session on "Exercise As Medicine."
More From Neuroscience and Education
Program Director: Professor Karen Froud
Teachers College, Columbia University
528 West 121st St., Room 1056B
Contact Person: Yvonne WallacePhone: (212) 678-3895 Fax: (212) 678-8233
Dr. Karen Froud's Neurocognition of Language Lab is collaborating with George Bonanno, Professor of Psychology and Education, on an NIH funded study examining the factors that predict prolonged grief.