Health and Behavior Studies

Welcome to the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

Thank for you for visiting the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. We think you will find that HBS offers many exciting opportunities to enhance your academic and professional skills and prepare you for a rewarding career in one of the fields for which we offer professional preparation.

Our Programs

Applied Behavior Analysis

Teachers College Way Street Sign

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and faculty.

Diabetes Education and Management

Diabetes Education Management student taking an online course.

Health Education

Health Education graduates.

Intellectual Disability/Autism

Encompassing: Intellectual Disability/Autism, Severe or Multiple Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities

Students in the Intellectual Disability/Autism program.

Nursing Education

Nursing Education students in class.


Nutrition student pose after a hike.

School Psychology

TC Building in Spring


Our department offers many types of initial, dual, and other certification. Please contact us if you have any questions about which certifications we offer.

  • Applied Behavior Analysis: birth-age 2 or grades 1-6
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Pre-K-12
  • Intellectual Disability/Autism: Birth-age 2, grades 1-6, or grades 7-12 (includes both Initial and Transitional B certifications)
  • Intellectual Disability/Autism: NY State Annotation: Severe and Multiple Disabilities
  • Reading Specialist: Literacy birth-6 or Literacy 5-12
  • NY State Provisional: School Psychology
  • NY State Licensed Behavior Analyst: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA): Applied Behavior Anaylsis
  • CABAS® Board Certification at various levels: Applied Behavior Analysis

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