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Campaign Vision

President Susan FuhrmanDear Friends,

For 125 years, Teachers College has not only met the challenges of the times, but anticipated the direction of education, health, and psychology. With TC’s historic $300 million campaign – Where the Future Comes First, the Campaign for Teachers College – we are strengthening our capacity to create and lead the next chapter in this great transformation.

The TC future begins with our students, who are the campaign’s largest funding priority. Our campaign will generate the leaders of tomorrow by supporting our promising and talented students today.

The campaign will support our world-class faculty to build and shape leading-edge fields of practice and inquiry through programs and partnerships with global influence and impact.

We will create a 21st century campus with renewed classrooms and student spaces infused with the latest technology that supports teaching and learning as well as research.

We will enhance our financial flexibility through comprehensive efforts to build the TC Fund to support our student, faculty, and programs – and allow us to plan for the future.

And we will connect our 90,000 alumni and friends to each other and with TC – we’re proud of our alumni, and we want them to be proud of TC.

By meeting our campaign goals, TC will renew our distinctive legacy of firsts, which have transformed the education, health and well-being of individuals and communities, enabling them to flourish and create a better future for New York City, the nation and the world. With your support, TC will continue to be the place where visionaries and brilliant thinkers converge to ask the critical questions leading to groundbreaking scholarship – knowledge that translates into practice with impact and service and leadership for the greater good.

I invite you to explore this website and discover how TC is creating a smarter, healthier, and more just world. We have so many stories to tell, so I encourage you to visit this site often as we introduce you to the people and programs that make TC the place where the future comes first.

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Susan Fuhrman

Why TC?

Teachers College WayNo institution in the world stands better equipped to innovate, develop, and implement transformative and sustainable change in education writ large than Teachers College — from preparing the teachers of tomorrow to educating practitioners and researchers in psychology and health, and from improving our neighborhood schools to helping nations shape their education systems.

Among graduate schools of education, only TC has the capacity to work on these multiple fronts, with the expertise to ask the critical questions leading to groundbreaking scholarship and practice and a strong tradition of influential leadership in the service of the greater good.

Only Teachers College boasts a long and proud history of reinventing education to meet the needs of the times—a legacy of firsts that includes creating the fields of special education, educational testing, nutrition education, conflict resolution, urban education and the study of gifted children – and many more.

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