This catalog is an informational guide to Teachers College. The information is contains is subject to change and should not be considered a contract. Changes to the catalog are possible for a number of reasons, including changes in certification or licensing standards for certain programs of study, periodic review of academic programs, curricula and course offerings by Teachers College or Columbia University, and modifications of policies Through academic advising, every effort will be made to help students adapt to changes in the catalog. However, the final responsibility for meeting academic and graduation requirements rests with each student. Students are encouraged to consult frequently with their faculty or academic advisors and to remain in regular contact with their program in order to stay informed about possible changes in the catalog. Current versions of TC policies are available at www.tc.edu/policylibrary.