Teachers College, Columbia University
(sometimes referred to simply as Teachers College
; also referred to as Teachers College of Columbia University
or the Columbia University Graduate School of Education
) is a graduate school of education
located in New York City
, New York
. It was founded in 1887 by the philanthropist Grace Hoadley Dodge
and philosopher Nicholas Murray Butler
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. While Teachers College holds its own corporate status, the college is also a Faculty and academic department of Columbia University. Teachers College faculty hold Columbia University appointments; its President is a Dean of the University; and all students receive their degrees by the University.
Beginning as a school to prepare home economists and manual art teachers for the children of the poor, the college affiliated with Columbia University
in 1898 as Columbia University's Graduate School of Education. Under the terms of its affiliation with Columbia University
, the University awards all master's degrees
, and Ed.D.
degrees to graduates of the College.
According to U.S. News & World Report
's 2011 rankings, Teachers College, Columbia University currently ranks as the #4 education school in the nation. Beginning in fall, for the 2010-2011 academic year, tuition for all regular courses was $1,178... Read More