Professional Development Programs

Professional Development Programs

Our Professional Development Programs offer TC employees learning and development opportunities that are designed to enhance their knowledge, skills, and competencies. By providing these resources, TC is able to recruit, develop, and retain a high-performing workforce in support of the College’s goals.

President Thomas Bailey

Open quotesFor TC to flourish, we need our staff employees to have the support that they need and to enjoy opportunities for professional growth and development that enable them to flourish.Close quotes

Thomas Bailey
President, Teachers College

Teachers College maintains a Professional Development Fund to be used for reimbursing full-time professional and secretarial/clerical employees of TC for a developmental activity that relates to his or her job. All employees must consult with their supervisor prior to registering for their professional development activity. Employees who have exceeded six (6) months of employment may be reimbursed for the following:

  • Training programs
  • E-learning charges
  • Non-credit fees
  • Continuing education

Based on availability of funds, professional staff members may be reimbursed up to $300 per fiscal year. Secretarial/Clerical staff members may be reimbursed up to $315 per fiscal year.

Reimbursement Instructions:

You must submit your reimbursement requests via your ChromeRiver account in myTC. After you’ve logged into myTC, click on the “Employee Resources” tab. The ChromeRiver link can be found in the “Accounts Payable Services” box. This link is single sign-on and does not require a username or password.

You are encouraged to review the full Professional Development Policy. If you have any questions, please reach out to your HR Department Generalist or email us at

Teachers College employees are eligible to access various skill development training through Columbia University (CU) Learning and Development office. Columbia offers a variety of free online courses to enhance and develop software, technology, creative and business skills. Please visit the CU Learning and Development page for course offerings.


Teachers College employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly through Columbia University. 

LinkedIn Learning is an online training resource that offers videos on business skills, IT skills and desktop skills. The subscription for the Columbia community gives faculty and staff unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.

Register with your TC email address and log in with UNI and Columbia password.

TCIT offers workshops throughout the semester on various topics. Please visit the TCIT Workshop Calendar which is updated monthly.

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