Curriculum & Teaching

Welcome to the Department of Curriculum & Teaching


The Department of Curriculum and Teaching supports our students to develop connections among theories of teaching and learning to enact multiple approaches to transformative practices on behalf of children and youth in schools and neighborhoods. We provide teachers, educational leaders, teacher educators, and educational researchers with the intellectual tools needed to re-imagine schools and other educational settings. Teacher inquiry, critical perspectives, knowledge of content and pedagogy, a curricular stance, and the interrelationship of theory and practice are woven throughout our certification and advanced programs.

Department Programs


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Early Childhood Education

Our child-centered program (from Birth-Grade 2) is dedicated to culturally relevant practices.

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Elementary Inclusive Education

Pursue initial teacher certification in one or both of the following areas: Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Teaching Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6).

Teaching Residents at Teachers College

Secondary Inclusive Education

Earn a Master's degree in Secondary Inclusive Education, Intellectual Disability/Autism, or TESOL as part of the Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC) program.

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Gifted Education

The M.A. in Gifted Education will take you beyond learning how to teach advanced students to deepening your critical thinking skills. You’ll explore the notion of gifted students and gifted education.

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Literacy Specialist

Master's students investigate individual literacy learning, group literacy learning, teacher development, community partnerships, institutional change, and other contemporary and political issues facing literacy education.

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Professional Certification in Elementary or Secondary Education

Earn your M.A. and professional certification in grades 1-6; or 7-12 in a subject area.

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Curriculum & Teaching

Earn your M.A., Ed.M., or Ed.D. in Curriculum & Teaching and study curriculum development, school change and reform initiatives, action research and other school-based inquiry strategies, and gain perspectives on teaching as complex intellectual activity.

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Interdepartmental Doctoral Specialization in Teacher Education

Doctoral students from across the College have the opportunity to prepare themselves to be critical agents in the transformation of teacher education.

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