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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Giving Their Regards to TC Way

An enthusiastic crowd kicks off the academic year by celebrating TC’s new address. Read more...

He Gave Everybody a Ride to School

Teachers College Professor Dr. Frank W. Cyr believed public education should be accessible to all students. His pioneering work led to the birth of the modern-day school bus and TC's ongoing commitment to comprehensive educational opportunity for all. Read Story...
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TC Community School

Teachers College and the New York City Department of Education have opened a new public elementary school. The  school began with a class of kindergarten students in September 2011. Find out more...
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Harlem School Partnerships

Teachers College collaborated with Community Board 9 in hosting three Community Conversations about the new school to gather constituents’ input. The Community Conversations Report is available for download.


About TC

Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.

Teachers College sees its leadership role in two complementary arenas: One is as a major player in policy-making to ensure that schools are reformed and restructured to welcome all students regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. The other is in preparing educators who not only serve students directly but coordinate the educational, psychological, behavioral, technological, and health initiatives to remove barriers to learning at all ages. For more than 100 years Teachers College has continued to:
  • Engage in research on the central issues facing education
  • Prepare the next generation of education leaders
  • Educate the current generation of leaders in practice and policy to meet the challenges they face
  • Shape the public debate and public policy in education
  • Improve practice in educational institutions

Teachers College Diversity Mission Statement

To establish Teachers College as an institution that actively attracts, supports and retains diverse students, faculty and staff at all levels, demonstrated through its commitment to social justice, its respectful and vibrant community and its encouragement and support of each individual in the achievement of his or her full potential.