Teachers College is located north of the Columbia University campus, in Morningside Heights | Harlem, at West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan.
Founded in 1887, and affiliated with Columbia University since 1898, Teachers College is the graduate school of education and applied psychology for Columbia University. From its inception, the mission of Teachers College was to provide a new kind of schooling for the teachers of the poor children of New York City, one that combined a humanitarian concern to help others with a scientific approach to human development.
Its mission remains to provide solutions and a new kind of education for those left most in need by society or circumstance. The college continues its collaborative research with urban and suburban school systems that strengthen teaching in such fundamental areas as reading, writing, science, mathematics, and the arts, while also promoting cutting-edge curricula and pedagogy in media studies and instructional technology, including video and art. In addition, the College prepares leaders to develop and administer psychological and health care programs in schools, hospitals and community agencies, and also houses a wide range of applied psychology degrees.
Influential faculty members have included, John Dewey, Arthur Wesley Dow, Maxine Greene, Solon Kimball, Charles J. Martin, Margaret Meade, and Donna Shalala.
Among its alumni, Teachers College includes: Charles Alston, William Ayers, Shirley Chisholm, Norma Cousins, Albert Ellis, Clarence Gaines, Lee Huan, Rollo May, Georgia O’Keeffe, Neil Postman, Carl Rogers, William Schuman, Tao Xingzhi, and Ruth Westheimer.
For more information, please see the website at: www.tc.columbia.edu.