Welcome to the Program in Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education
The title of our cluster, Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education, (changed from Special Education in 2012) more accurately reflects our epistemological perspective and expertise in teaching children with native disabilities, as well as our strong presence in the development of inclusive general education classrooms and teacher expertise.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Our Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis programs are devoted to the practices of teaching as a science. We believe that education should be first driven by the needs of students and families in terms of their contribution and access to habilitative lifestyles through the application of the basic and applied sciences of behavior.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Program in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Teachers College, Columbia University is one of the oldest teacher education programs in the country. It provides an intensive study of the educational issues of individuals who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing from the perspectives of psychology, anthropology, linguistics, child development, and pedagogy with the aim of preparing teachers who will address the educational and literacy needs of these youngsters.
The Programs in Intellectual Disability/Autism prepare special education teachers of students with and without disabilities. We also offer a program in Severe/Multiple Disabilities for current special educators, and an interdisciplinary program in Developmental Disabilities for those not seeking teacher certification. Students receive training in a broad range of disabilities with additional specialization in the areas of autism and intellectual disability.