MST GRADUATES

Erica Walker

Dear MST Graduates,

Congratulations on your graduation from Teachers College! On behalf of all of the MST faculty and staff, I extend our very best wishes to you. We've enjoyed getting to know you during your time at TC, and are so proud of you for all of your accomplishments! It’s been a challenging year – we’ve missed being able to get together in person and I don’t think anyone expected that we would spend a whole academic year in virtual, remote learning mode. But it’s our pleasure to “see” you on Zoom in our classes, colloquia, meet-ups, lab meetings, office hours, and social gatherings.

While we aren't able to share our congratulations with you in person this April, we look forward to welcoming you back to MST and TC events in the future, one day soon – hopefully!—in person.  As you can see from this gallery, you and your peers have done amazing work at TC, and we are always happy to learn with and from our terrific MST students. We know that in times of difficulty and upheaval in the world, our MST students, faculty, staff, and alumni are always striving to make things better. Thank you for spending part of your lives with us in the CMLTD suite, the Science Education corridor, and the Program in Mathematics offices. Please keep in touch with us; we always want to hear from our alumni!

 
Warmly,
 
Erica Walker
Clifford Brewster Upton Professor of Mathematical Education
Chair, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Words from Faculty


Congratulations Class of 2021


Science Education, EdM

Thank you to the faculty and staff at TC for an amazing educational experience. Special thanks to Dr. Jessica Riccio and to Dr. Felicia Mensah, you are both incredible! Finally, thank you to my amazing family, who are my personal cheerleading team and inspiration.

Mathematics Education, MA

Thank you to all the faculty, especially to my advisors and professors in the Mathematics Education Program, for guiding me throughout my time at TC. I will bring the knowledge and experience I gained here to inspire the future generation of students and make an impact in this world!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Thank you TC for a wonderful experience!

Mathematics Education, EdD

Dissertation: An Analysis of the Redesigned SAT I-Mathematics: Perceptions of Teachers, English Proficient Students, and English Language Learners

I am indebted to my dissertation committee and the Teachers College faculty who have helped me throughout my doctoral career. Special thanks to my family. Without their support, I would still be writing the Literature Review and eating Ramen packages for all my meals.

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

CMLTD is a wonderful place where I spent two years growing fast. Thank you, TC. Thank you, CMLTD.

Mathematics Education, MA

I'd like to thank all of the professors I have had the pleasure of working with in the MSTM department, particularly Dr. Weinberg! Each of you have made a positive impact on my journey into my own classroom. I would also like to thank the students I have been able to work with in the department, especially those who I am graduating with (Juliette, Jenny, Nina, Wenrui, and Larry)!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

So happy to share in the excitement of graduation day with all of my classmates. The steps we took together by empowering change through educational technology brings our communities a chance to build new learning opportunities for success. I hope you all find your BLISS and shine bright on your next adventures. Thank you to all that have supported my time at TC. All the best!

Science Education, EdM

I am so glad to have the advisor that I have to lead me to become a great teacher. I couldn’t have done what I did without the help of my mentors and our small nest of people. I love you all and can’t wait to be a part of TC staff in the future.

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

It was a true joy to complete my master’s at Teachers College. I am continuously blown away by the generosity and support of folks from the TC community. My warmest thanks to all of my professors and instructors. Congratulations class of 2021 - we did it!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Looking forward to a new journey!

Mathematics Education, PhD

Dissertation: Mathematicians and Music: Implications for Understanding the Role of Affect in Mathematical Thinking

Congratulations to the class of 2021!

Mathematics Education, EdD

Dissertation: Eliciting and Deciphering Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge in Statistical Thinking, Statistical Teaching, and Statistical Technology

Tell me something, and I will forget. Show me, and I will remember. Involve me, and I will learn.

Science Education, PhD

Dissertation: “I’m Ready for Scientifical Duty!” Young Museum Program Alumnus’ Orientations Towards Science

It has been such a joy to be a science education student at Columbia. I am so grateful for the friends, mentors, and educators I have met and learned from during my doctoral journey. Thank you to everyone who supported me! I look forward to continuing work in the field of science education and collaborating with the Columbia community.

Congratulations to my fellow graduates!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

While the two-year graduate student life at TC has been an amazing yet challenging journey for me, especially amid the pandemic, I don’t want to end this chapter so soon. I feel so lucky to have met teachers and classmates who have impacted my life greatly in the past 2 years. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my advisor, Dr. Chang, and the instructors who have taught me before: Dr. Holbert, Dr. Literat, Dr. Kuwata, Dr. Meier, Monica, and Dr. Lee. I already miss the good times having dynamic conversations with faculty and peers in classrooms, and taking a moment to sunbathe in the grass on the CU campus. Hope we’ll have a chance to meet again someday in the future!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

It was a great pleasure studying in the MST department. I appreciate the problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and creativity cultivated here and I enjoyed all the courses I had. I love the teachers and classmates I met who are really smart and nice. Thank you, Teachers College for bringing me a fantastic experience that I will never forget.

Mathematics Education, MA

Semper Fi

Science Education, EdM

There will be strong winds and waves, and there will also be times when you hang the sails straight to the sea.  长风破浪会有时,直挂云帆济沧海。

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

This has truly been an amazing 2 years of my life. I am so grateful for the guidance and support I received from amazing professors and lovely friends that I met at TC. Thank you, all!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Everything I have learned at TC has changed my vague dream to a firm goal. Absolutely unforgettable and memorable experience in my life. I’m so lucky to have people who always support me. Thank you to all the amazing faculty and staff at TC, my family and Peter!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Congratulations on graduation at the age of 22! Fight on as always and be happy!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Be bold and daring.

Science Education, MA

Hi All! Shoutouts to Madison, Claire, Rose, and Sam, my wonderful TRTC classmates! - Ms. Lin

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

An entrepreneur who wants to design wonderful education games and connect educational innovator.

Mathematics Education, EdDCT

Dissertation: ELIMINATING REMEDIAL MATHEMATICS: A CASE STUDY OF THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A MODULAR MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM

Thank you to everyone in the MSTM department for making my journey here at TC memorable and fruitful. A special thanks to Dr. Smith and Dr. Wasserman for imparting their wisdom and expertise on me, and whose contributions were invaluable to the success of my dissertation. I would be remiss if I did not mention Dr. Vogeli, who provided me words of encouragement I needed to persevere in the early stages of my education at TC. I only wish I could shake his hand and give him thanks for all he has done for me and countless others. Ultimately, I am so grateful to my wife Elizabeth, with her patience, understanding, and support over the better part of the last decade I succeeded in accomplishing something remarkable.

Mathematics Education, PhD

Dissertation: How Undergraduate Students Developed their Misconceptions in Learning Calculus Concepts

A special thanks to my sponsor and Professors at the Department of Mathematics. Your professional suggestions for my Dissertation made possible for a successful completion. Upon with your support and encouragement, I have made thus far to celebrate this special moment. It’s a blessing to have you in my life during my Graduate study at CU. No words can express my appreciation, but a tremendous thanks!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Time flies, and I still remember the curious and exciting feeling I had when I arrived at Whittier Hall to get my Student ID about two years ago. I spent four wonderful semesters with outstanding professors here, and I also made some close friends. We spent the most difficult time together during the pandemic, and now summer is coming and things are getting better. I love TC, I love Columbia, and I love New York deeply. Now I am about to leave, and I don't know when I will come back or in what capacity. But I will regard my time here as the most unforgettable experience in my life.

Science Education, MA

“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” Henry Peter Brougham

Mathematics Education, MA

Thank you, Teachers College, for equipping me with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to carry out the torch and lead our current and future generations of student leaders to believe in the power of Mathematics. The transformative academic experience and community support that I received these past two years cultivated my desire to represent the College’s legacy in thriving for social justice, fostering inclusivity, and encouraging participation in my classroom and academic environments.

Science Education, PhD

Dissertation: GIRLS’ EXPERIENCES WITH GENDER-INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM: AFFECTS ON PERCEPTION, CONFIDENCE, AND BELIEF IN ABILITY TO DO SCIENCE

I'm extremely grateful for the amazing experiences I've had during my time at Teachers College, and thankful for all of my professors' hard work and guidance, especially Dr. Mensah, my unwavering mentor, without whom I would not have made it through the last five years. TC has opened my eyes to the many ways that I can make a contribution to the education of teachers and students, and I'm excited to get out into the world and make a difference! Congratulations to my fellow graduates! Class of 2021, the future is ours!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Thank you to Teachers College and the CMLTD program for the memories!

Science Education, MA

I feel very fortunate to have been able to study at TC during such an important moment in education. I am excited to apply what I have learned at TC in my first classroom!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

The MA degree in Instructional Tech and Media is one of the best decisions I have ever made. A hearty thanks to my peers, faculty and broader TC community that have made this journey such a unique and rewarding experience! Hats off to the Class of 2021!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, EdM

My time at TC Columbia has been truly transformative. Although we have spent a year learning virtually since March 2020, I feel that I have learned so much and enjoyed the process a lot. I'm so grateful for meeting so many supportive faculty and staff members, as well as the talented students. I hope there will be a day when we can all meet in person! Thank you all for the wonderful learning experience!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Congratulations to all of my fellow graduates! :)

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Though not everything was perfect, thanks MST for helping me grow quickly and giving me one of the most valuable and memorable experiences.

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

My time at TC is one of my best memories in life! Many thanks to my professors and classmates!

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

I am honored to be a part of the TC and Columbia communities, and to have met the esteemed professors and my amazing cohort who are passionate and proud of their work. It was such an inspiring and enjoyable year of working with the people here, who taught me to think critically and act inclusively. My journey here at TC has broadened my horizons and given me such a great foundation upon which to grow. We made it! And I wish everyone a fruitful and prosperous future.

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

Starting and completing my master's program completely online was a unique experience. I am grateful for what Columbia TC had to offer me.

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, MA

I had a wonderful time at TC! Living through COVID in New York gave me a new perspective of the city. I really enjoyed the two years that I spent here, and it would be perfect if we could have a physical graduation ceremony. Also, check out my work on my website: lingyizhou.com

Mathematics Education, MA

Who could have imagined that my entire TC experience would take place in my bedroom? Who could have guessed that I would be educating students through the camera on my monitor? Who could have though that Zoom would be helping me form relationships with my professors and peers? The short answer: "It depends." When I think about how my past year was spent, I think of the night classes where my professors would guide me to think about a familiar concept in a completely new way; I think of my own teaching where my students would always keep me on my toes; I think of my Tea(m) who always found ways to help me when I didn't understand, support me in times of need, and make me laugh or smile. Cheers to a wonderful year full of theorems, questions, confusions, resolutions, grading, eliciting, conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and mathematical reasoning and/or problem solving. Now... let's go teach some Math!!!

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