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Economics and Education

The program in Economics and Education at Teachers College is a dynamic program that has maintained its position of leadership in this rapidly growing field. The goal of the program is to train students to apply economic concepts and tools to address both domestic and international issues in pre-kindergarten through post-secondary education, including ...

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Education Policy

The degree programs in Education Policy examine both formal and informal institutions of schooling and the political, legal, bureaucratic, organizational, economic, and social factors that affect both schools and the broader educational enterprise...

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Politics and Education

The Politics and Education program serves students who wish to study the ways in which governance institutions, political ideologies, and competing interests, both within and outside of the education community, influence the content, form, and functioning of schooling.

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Sociology and Education

Sociology was the first social science discipline to develop a basic framework for the study of education, complementing long-established perspectives rooted in psychology and philosophy.  Sociology is both solidly theoretical and highly relevant to policy and practice in education. The sociological study of education began at Teachers College in the first decade of the twentieth century.  

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