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Continuing Professional Studies (CPS) offers non-credit programs that are designed to take both a practical and innovative approach to professional development and learning. We offer educational and corporate development programs that leverage TC's world-renowned faculty and thought leadership in our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership, and psychology.

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. Thus, fields such as education psychology, nursing education, nutrition education, special education, conflict resolution and spirituality and education were created at TC, and for more than a century we have prepared psychologists, nutritionists, health educators, speech pathologists and other professionals, as well as teachers and school leaders.

Today, more than a third of our tenure track faculty are psychologists and health educators, and we continue to take a multidisciplinary approach, combining our strengths across fields to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. We offer more than 100 programs in our four core areas of expertise — education, health, psychology and leadership — and conduct research on topics that range from the impact of poverty on the brain to the legal basis for a Constitutional right to education; from hip-hop pedagogy to the revival of Inca languages in Latin American schools; from the study of motherhood as a developmental stage to the exploration of resilience in military veterans; from the impact of microaggressions on mental and physical wellbeing to language development in children on the autism spectrum; and so much more.

When we speak of education, we mean education writ large — the study of how people learn, and how they should be taught, in all fields. And that, ultimately, is why we continue to proudly call ourselves…Teachers College.

For over 125 years, Teachers College – the largest and most comprehensive graduate and professional school of education in the United States – has educated nearly 100,000 people from around the world. With a tradition of innovation and insight, Teachers College embraces three fields of study: education, psychology, and health.

But Teachers College is more than its name implies. Students prepare for careers in all aspects of understanding, managing, and enhancing human potential. Engaging students on countless levels inside the classroom and out, Teachers College faculty and administration help students tailor their programs of study to meet their unique needs and interests.The Teachers College spirit of academic inquiry is embodied by current faculty working in the tradition of such distinguished predecessors as John Dewey and Maxine Greene in defining new fields of study. In addition to examining the ways education in the United States and around the world is affected by larger economic, social, and political contexts, Teachers College faculty help students to realize their full potential as learners, to make informed decisions, and to attain the best possible quality of l“We must come together as one not only to condemn all acts and expressions of racism directed toward our Asian and Asian American sisters and brothers, but also (and especially) to marshal our intellectual and moral energies to combat racism and hate in all its forms.” In a message to the community, President Thomas Bailey responds to the horrifying shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, that killed eight people, including six Asian women, and the rise in anti-Asian acts of violence. 

 

 

 

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