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Professional Teacher Preparation

Curriculum and Teaching

The Program in Curriculum and Teaching is designed for teachers, administrators, and other educators who: (1) have received formal professional preparation in preschool through grade twelve teaching at an accredited college or university, and/or; (2) hold, or are eligible to receive, teacher certification.

Students will have opportunities to become expert in such areas as curriculum development, school change and reform initiatives, action research and other school-based inquiry strategies, and will gain perspectives on teaching as complex intellectual activity. The overarching intention of the program is to assist educators who expect to exert leadership in their school settings and with their colleagues.

Any applicant seeking initial teacher certification should apply for the preservice, or initial certification, M.A. program in Early Childhood Education or Elementary/Inclusive Elementary Education.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

PROFESSIONAL teacher certification:

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

Program Code: 27477

As a student in the Master of Arts: Curriculum and Teaching/Elementary Education --approved teacher preparation program, leading to a NYSED- Childhood Education  (Grades 1-6) --PROFESSIONAL teaching certificate you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirement prior to degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

  

Hold a valid New York State (NYS)- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) -INITIAL teaching certificate and present proof to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE)

  

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the OTE:

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

  

IMPORTANT: If, at the time of admission, you do not hold a valid New York State—Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)-INITIAL teaching certificate, then you may be in the wrong program.  If this is your status, then it is advisable that you consult this information with your academic program advisor to possibly process a program change to accommodate your NYSED-certification status to be institutionally recommended for.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

PROFESSIONAL teacher certification:

CUSD-Secondary Education subject specific (Grades 7-12

Program Code: 29478

As a new student in the Master of Arts: CUSD-Curriculum and Teaching/Secondary Education –(CUSD) 32 credits approved teacher preparation program, leading to any of the following NYSED teaching certificate:

  • English Language Arts (Grades )
  • Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12
  • Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
  • Biology (Grades 7-12
  • Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
  • Physics (Grades 7-12)
  • Earth Science (Grades 7-12)

 

NYSED-PROFESSIONAL teaching certificate type in any of the following title/grades level, you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Hold a valid-(NYS) INITIAL teaching certificate type in the same title/ grades level as program admitted and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE)-

  • English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)
  • Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12
  • Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
  • Biology (Grades 7-12
  • Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
  • Physics (Grades 7-12)
  • Earth Science (Grades 7-12)

 

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the OTE: 

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

 IMPORTANT: If, at the time of admission, you do not hold a matching valid New York State -INITIAL teaching certificate type in:

  • English Language Arts (Grades )
  • Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12
  • Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
  • Biology (Grades 7-12
  • Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
  • Physics (Grades 7-12)
  • Earth Science (Grades 7-12)

 

Then, you may have been admitted in the wrong program.  If this is your status, it is advisable that you consult this information with your academic program advisor to possibly process a program change to accommodate your NYSED-certification status to be institutionally recommended for.

 

 

Art and Art Education

At Teachers College Columbia University we approach art and art education and the practices and theories that inform it in an integrated, research-oriented and imaginative way. Positioned within Teachers College, one of the leading schools of education in the world, the Program in Art and Art Education has made a significant contribution to the field both nationally and internationally.

Teachers College has a lively and dynamic theory-practice-research culture. All faculty are educators and artists with significant publication-exhibition profiles, actively involved in research as well as teaching.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

PROFESSIONAL teacher certification:

ARTE-Visual Arts (All Grades)

Program Code: 29384

As a student in the Master of Arts in: --Art & Arts Education—34 credits approved teacher preparation program, leading to a NYSED-Visual Arts (All Grades) -- PROFESSIONAL teaching certificate you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirement prior to degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

  

Hold a valid New York State (NYS)- Visual Arts (All Grades)-INITIAL teaching certificate and present proof to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE)

 

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the OTE:

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

  

IMPORTANT: If, at the time of admission, you do not hold a valid New York State—Visual Arts (All Grades)-INITIAL teaching certificate, then you may be in the wrong program.  If this is your status, then it is advisable that you consult this information with your academic program advisor to possibly process a program change to accommodate your NYSED-certification status to be institutionally recommended for.

 

 

Music and Music Education

Welcome to the program in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the oldest and most distinguished programs of its kind in the country. This rich heritage and legacy provides a foundation upon which current faculty and students engage with contemporary issues in music education, especially those associated within our urban setting.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

PROFESSIONAL teacher certification:

MUSC-Music (All Grades)

Program Code: 29376

  

As a student in the Master of Arts: Music Education - PROF--(MUSC) 32 credits approved teacher preparation program, leading to a NYSED- Music (All Grades) --PROFESSIONAL teaching certificate, you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirement prior to degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

  

Hold a valid New York State (NYS)- Music (All Grades) -INITIAL teaching certificate and present proof to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE)

 

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the OTE:

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

 

IMPORTANT: If, at the time of admission, you do not hold a valid New York State—Music  (Grades 7-12)-INITIAL teaching certificate, then you may be in the wrong program.  If this is your status, then it is advisable that you consult this information with your academic program advisor to possibly process a program change to accommodate your NYSED-certification status to be institutionally recommended for.

 

Physical Education

The Movement Science and Education/Kinesiology program at Teachers College, Columbia University has a long tradition of excellence. We were the first program in the United States to offer both the master's and doctoral degree in this field and for over a century have been a leader in graduate education.  Since the inception of Teachers College as a premiere graduate school of education, psychology and health, we have been a pioneer in research and application related to physical education, exercise and physical activity. Our doctoral programs in Movement Sciences and Education and Kinesiology are among the best in the nation. The program offers four specializations: Applied (Exercise) Physiology, Motor Learning and Control, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Education.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

PROFESSIONAL teacher certification:

PHED-Physical Education (All Grades)

Program Code: 28684

 

As a student in the Master of Arts: - Physical Education- PROF- (PHED) –32 credits approved teacher preparation program, leading to a NYSED- Physical Education (All Grades) --PROFESSIONAL teaching certificate you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirement prior to degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

  

Hold a valid New York State (NYS)- Physical Education (All Grades) -INITIAL teaching certificate and present proof to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE)

  

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the OTE:

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

 

IMPORTANT: If, at the time of admission, you do not hold a valid New York State—Physical Education (All Grades)-INITIAL teaching certificate, then you may be in the wrong program.  If this is your status, then it is advisable that you consult this information with your academic program advisor to possibly process a program change to accommodate your NYSED-certification status to be institutionally recommended for.

 

 

Teaching of English

Welcome to the Program in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our website will introduce you to the eight different degree tracks that are sponsored by our Program. These tracks cover three different doctoral degree sub-programs and five different masters degree sub-programs. While each of our degree sub-programs overlaps significantly with others, each one also has unique features in the learning opportunities it affords its students and in the students whose needs it serves.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

PROFESSIONAL teacher certification:

ENGL-English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 29399

 

As a student in the Master of Arts: -Teaching of English-PROF-(ENGL) 34 credits approved teacher preparation program, leading to a NYSED-English Language Arts (Grades 7-12) -- PROFESSIONAL teaching certificate you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirement prior to degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Hold a valid New York State (NYS)- English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)-INITIAL teaching certificate and present proof to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE)

  

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the OTE: 

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

IMPORTANT: If, at the time of admission, you do not hold a valid New York State-- Social Studies (Grades 7-12)-INITIAL teaching certificate, then you may be in the wrong program.  If this is your status, then it is advisable that you consult this information with your academic program advisor to possibly process a program change to accommodate your NYSED-certification status to be institutionally recommended for.

Teaching of Social Studies

Welcome to the program in Social Studies Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the oldest and most distinguished programs of its kind in the country. We live in challenging times. Problems on the near horizon, including global climate change, mass violence, deteriorating social welfare, and human rights violations can lead to cynicism and social decline. Yet we paradoxically live in a time of hope and opportunity as the rise of social media foils the despotic reach of governments, new technologies create space for robust public discourse, and education stands front and center as the last great hope of humanity's aim to live peaceably, sustainably and humanely. Social educators are crucial contributors in helping shape this uncertain future. 

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

PROFESSIONAL teacher certification:

SSTE-Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 29373

  

As a student in the Master of Arts: Teaching of Social Studies-PROF-(SSTE) 32 credits approved teacher preparation program, leading to a NYSED-Social Studies (Grades 7-12)--PROFESSIONAL teaching certificate you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirement prior to degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Hold a valid New York State (NYS)- Social Studies (Grades 7-12) -INITIAL teaching certificate and present proof to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE)

  

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the OTE:

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

 

IMPORTANT: If, at the time of admission, you do not hold a valid New York State-- Social Studies (Grades 7-12)-INITIAL teaching certificate, then you may be in the wrong program.  If this is your status, then it is advisable that you consult this information with your academic program advisor to possibly process a program change to accommodate your NYSED-certification status to be institutionally recommended for.