Service abroad, service at home. Engage with a community of RPCVs who are passionate about education.

Welcome to the Peace Corps Fellows Program at Teachers College at Teachers College, Columbia University! Since 1985, we have supported the Jaffe Fellows, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, as they become New York City public school teachers in high needs schools teaching English, science, mathematics, social studies as well as elementary, special and bilingual/ bicultural education while earning their master's degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

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Read: First, Peace – Now, Music: A new program funded by the Jaffe family brings music to city schools.


In The News: Jaffe Peace Corps Fellow Helps School Targeted For Renewal


The Peace Corps Fellows Program at Teachers College is highly regarded. After seeing the Peace Corps Fellows’ strong commitment to social justice in urban education, Caroline Kennedy wrote an article about the Fellows in Time Magazine.

The Peace Corps Fellows Program is a branch of the Office of Teachers Education at Teachers College.

TC offers a wide range of state approved teacher education programs leading to initial or professional teacher certification, and school/district administrator certification in NY State. Learn more about the Office of Teachers Education.