Office of Teacher Education

Through a collaborative, team-oriented approach, the Office of Teacher Education aims to provide a high level of support and quality service to faculty, students, alumni and the educational community engaged in programs leading to initial and professional certification.

Please visit us on the 4th floor of the Zankel Building in room 411, call us at 212-678-3466 or 212-678-4057, or email us at if you need help with certification, student teaching, or other questions related to Professional Education at Teachers College.

Programs & Opportunities

Jaffe Peace Corps Fellows Program

Since 1985, we have supported the Jaffe Fellows, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, as they become New York City public school teachers in high-need schools.

Student studying together in the TR@TC program

Teaching Residents at Teachers College

The TR@TC residency program is a rigorous and intensive full-time teacher preparation program that includes extensive placements in high-needs schools. After graduation, residents pledge to teach in similar local high-need public schools.

Intended Recipients Abby M. O’Neill with O’Neill Fellows Bonnie Chow and Kimberly Iwanski

Abby O'Neill Fellowship

A $10 million gift from the late Abby M. O’Neill has enabled Teachers College to launch the Abby M. O’Neill Teaching Fellowships – one of the nation’s largest, most prestigious and most competitive private teaching fellowship programs.

Selfie of TOC students

Teacher Opportunity Corps II Program

The purpose of TOC II is to increase the participation rate of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged individuals in teaching careers.


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