True Change Starts at TC

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Drive Change in Education, Health, & Psychology

Teachers College, Columbia University offers 130+ degrees, including Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate programs. We're ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report – for a reason.

Teachers College is the nation's first, and top-ranked, graduate school of education. We've earned the distinction, with world-class faculty, unparalleled research resources, and a global reputation. Aside from education, we’re also a driving force in academic Health and Psychology, with over 40 programs that range from Nutrition to Mental Health Counseling. TC was founded with the belief that rigorous inquiry, combined with innovation in practice, has the power to make true change in the world. We continue that commitment today.

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Browse our education, health, and psychology programs to find one that’s right for you. Then, sign up for more information on up to three that interest you most.

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LEARN BY DOING

Our students are scholars and practitioners. In the lab, the classroom, and the community, our students see their education come to life. At TC, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of your discipline as you participate in and undertake your own research – so you’ll enter the field ready to pass along that knowledge. The possibilities to follow your passions are endless. Currently, our faculty and students are creating visual multilingual texts and holding brain health fairs in nearby Washington Heights, studying gun violence prevention nationwide, and using instructional technology to teach children to reconnect with nature.

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GROW YOUR CAREER

Many of Teachers College’s applied disciplines offer initial, professional, and specialized certification tracks. Our credential-preparation programs are accredited by relevant professional and governmental organizations to ensure you emerge ready and qualified for licensing exams. Whether you want to be a Registered Dietician, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or an Occupational Therapist, your program can equip you with the resources and curriculum to help you reach your goals.

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BUILD A BETTER WORLD

Social justice is at the core of what we do, and has been a principle that's driven us since TC's founding. And we are still evolving. Here, you’ll find a community of students and faculty committed to creating a better world, even when it’s hard. With attention to the long legacies of inequity in academia, the TC community interrogates existing scholarship and emphasizes growth. Students and faculty question their basic assumptions at TC, with a shared mission of creating change together.

True Change Starts With You

For more than a century, Teachers College has pioneered the study of how people learn, and how they should be taught, in all fields. Work toward true change with us – sign up to learn more today.

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