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Teachers College at Columbia University

Our name notwithstanding, Teachers College was founded on the proposition that education alone can’t correct our society’s inequalities — that to maximize the life chances of all people, we must also support poorer communities’ physical and nutritional health and psychological wellbeing.


Teachers College started in 1880 when philanthropist, Grace Dodge, created a school in Greenwich Village to teach sewing, cooking, and other practical arts to underserved immigrant women. Through her work, Dodge had realized that a new kind of pedagogy was in order—teaching that reflected an understanding of learners’ backgrounds and of how to present material in relevant, meaningful ways.


When you earn a degree from Teachers College, you’re earning more than a professional credential. You’re securing a passport to success from one of the greatest communities of lifelong learning. The first, largest and perennially among the top-ranked graduate schools of education in the country, TC has a legacy of inventing and shaping new fields of inquiry. 

With more than 100 programs to choose from, you’re certain to find the program you need to lead and succeed in the fields of education, psychology, health, and leadership.


Teachers College leads the way in scholarship for all the fields of learning that impact the well-being of students, families, schools and communities.Our centers, institutes, and laboratories further advance our research and work to transform our findings into actionable practice for use in the classroom and other settings.

  • Aphasia Rehabilitation and Bilingualism Research Lab
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Project Lab
  • Civic Participation Project
  • Culture and Health Promotion of Minority Youth and Families Lab
  • Developing Language and Literacy Lab
  • Dynamic Network Lab
  • EXerT Clinic
  • Games Research Lab
  • Global Mental Health Lab (GMH Lab)
  • Human Robot Interaction Lab


Teachers College Career Education & Professional Development (CEPD) encouragesstudents from all academic disciplines to incorporate career learning into the largerscope of daily life to aid in making a positive impact in the diverse worldwidecommunity. We are committed to empowering all Teachers College students with theskills, resources and opportunities needed to pursue and achieve their post-graduategoals.

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University Ranking

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Student services

The Office of Residential Services at Teachers College, Columbia University, complements the institutional mission of the College by striving to provide housing that is convenient, clean, and safe for campus residents, their families, and guests. The department is committed to creating a stimulating, inclusive, and caring environment that supports the out-of-classroom experience and enhances intellectual, personal, and professional development.

Housing services

Our accommodations are available through the Office of Residential Services at Teachers College, Columbia University. We are located in the vibrant and historic neighborhood of Morningside Heights.

Library services

The library staff is dedicated to helping students find and use the information that they need for all of their academic work. In addition, both online and on-site services and facilities are organized to support the production of new intellectual materials for education, research, and development. 

ICT services

Eduroam is in use at a large number of universities and offers big benefits to all users.  Students who are connected to eduroam will experience the same connectivity as they would on a computer with a wired network connection: Faster speeds and secure, private network access.

Medical services

Columbia Health provides integrated and accessible services and programs that support the well-being of the campus community, and the personal and academic development of students. Columbia Health is comprised of more than 100 individuals:  medical providers, disability specialists*, nutritionists, health educators, therapists, psychiatrists, peer counselors, student personnel, support staff.

Campus life

The Office of Residential Services is committed to assisting incoming and matriculating students in securing affordable, adequate off campus housing through the below on resources and services which can help you complete a successful search. Although we can provide you with information on a broad range of housing related issues, we do not make off-campus housing arrangements. 

All rental arrangements and agreements are made between the tenants and landlords. Our staff does not meet with or inspect any landlord who lists their apartment with us. We do not offer legal assistance, but can refer you to agencies that offer help.

Sports facilities

Teachers College has a recently renovated pool for student use. Additionally, Teachers College students have access to the gym at Columbia University.

Student clubs

There are about 25 student organizations at Teachers College, representing various aspects of the school's diverse student body. In addition, the Office of Student Activities and Programs organizes a range of activities on a regular basis, including workshops, social events, and networking opportunities. 

All Teachers College programs are registered with the New York State Education Department.Teachers College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.Teacher preparation and school leadership programs are accredited with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE).A number of academic programs are accredited by specialized accrediting bodies.

Manhattan, New York, United States

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