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Experience a taste of TC.

Welcome to Teachers College!

We’re incredibly excited for you to embark upon your scholastic journey with us later this year.

Before classes begin, get a taste of the good life at TC.


A Welcome from President Susan Fuhrman

Welcome to Teachers College

Congratulations on your admission to Teachers College, Columbia University!
On behalf of my faculty colleagues and 90,000 alumni, I’m delighted to welcome you to TC. READ MORE

Susan Fuhrman

President, Teachers College

In the News:

Columbia University’s Teachers College Maps the Path to Diversity for Future Educators
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TC ranked as one of the Top 5 schools in making Ed Tech a priority in education.
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Graduates of the Elementary Inclusive Program are creating very responsive curriculum in the wake of Orlando’s tragedy. Read how one of our alumni is helping to shape LBGT curriculum in NYC schools.

Discover what makes TC great!
Hear what our students have to say.

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Campus Visits

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Spotlight on Teacher Education and Certification

new tenure track professors recruited since 2007

scholarly books and articles were authored or edited by our faculty in 2015

members of our faculty recognized with career and lifetime achievement awards in 2015

TC Faculty in the News

Discover some of the innovative and award-winning work of TC faculty.

Mathematics Education

Erica Walker

Erica Walker

Professor of Mathematics and Education

Walker Delivers Prestigious Falconer Lecture

At the 2015 annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Walker drew on 20 years of teaching and research to explore a question: What does it mean to say some people are math people?

English Education

Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell

Macy Professor of Education Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME)

Morrell Wins Choice Magazine’s 2014 Outstanding Academic Title Award

The book: Critical Media Pedagogy. The argument: Media education can improve the academic literacy achievement of underserved youth.

Social Studies Education

William Gaudelli

William Gaudelli

Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education

Gaudelli Issues Call to Action at UN Academic Meeting in Seoul

A panelist at the Second United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Forum, Gaudelli called for broader and stronger global citizenship education. “We need dramatic changes in education,” he said, “and we need them now.”

Education Technology

Joey Lee

Joey Lee

Research Assistant Professor Director, Real-World Impact Games Lab

Lee in Nature Climate Change on Games as Tools for Education

Joey Lee and doctoral student Jason Wu show that digital games are an effective way to educate the public about climate change.

Science Education

Christopher Emdin

Christopher Emdin

Research Assistant Professor Director, Real-World Impact Games Lab

Associate Professor of Science Education

Emdin Sees Hip-Hop as Key for Unlocking Academic Potential

“That’s the kid I’m trying to reach,” said Christopher Emdin. “The kid in the back of the classroom, staring into space and mentally halfway out the door but very much attuned to any sign, however subtle, that he belongs in school.”

Watch Chris Emdin on Brian Lehrer’s show.

Cognitive Studies

Xiadong Lin

Xiadong Lin

Associate Professor of Cognitive Studies

Lin Leads $2.5 Million Project on the Brain’s Plasticity

STEM work is more about attitude than aptitude. “Our hypothesis is that students’ mindsets—their beliefs about how ability develops through effort—play a key motivational role in their engagement in science,” said Xiadong Lin.

See Xiadong Lin featured on PBS.

  • Students employed within 6 months of graduation 84%

Graduates Gallery 2016

Meet some of the amazing students who are earning degrees from Teachers College this year — talented and dedicated men and women who have already accomplished so much, yet are just getting started. Read their inspirational stories — and we’ll be posting more in the days leading up to Convocation!

View the Gallery