Teachers College at Columbia University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
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(3.82 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 118 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ACEND
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA and ASHA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 4,984
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 48% part-time, 52% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $35,752
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5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

If you are passionate about Education and Human Development, you will find Teachers College to be the right place. Committed and excellent professors, research and career opportunities, community and diversity activities, a beautiful and safe campus in the best and most vibrant city of the world. If you believe in the power of Education, you will find your place at Teachers College.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Teachers College at Columbia University is great institution with a focus on multicultural teaching. Each course enforces a racial/ethnic minority orientation. The ED.M. program in psychological counseling is perfect if you want to be a licensed therapist.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

The online portion of the class was extremely engaging and interactive. Instructors graded assignments almost immediately and provided ample feedback (they also encouraged me to continue my education).The assignments were challenging, even for a graduate of an ivy league college. The high level of competition among my classmates pushed me to raise my academic standards. The program includes a teaching practicum which has proven to be the most valuable portion so far. I would recommend Teacher's College to anyone looking to work in the field - its standards of teaching excellence are absolutely worth the cost.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

It will afford me many opportunities after graduation.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Teachers College is a fantastic school in the best city on earth. It is incredibly diverse and open to everyone - there are many who take issue with microagressions and make it an unpleasant environment when everything you do is seen as being a microagression. However, there is no better education available. It is truly one of a kind and cannot compete with anything else out there. With being a Teachers College student we have full access to all of Columbia's resources, including all their libraries. The opportunities for success outside of the classroom are endless - I have obtained 3 internships since the start of my time at Columbia that I would never have known how to achieve otherwise. The staff is sometimes hard to reach but they are leaders in the field and it is to be expected.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is unendingly interesting and I feel like I am learning from some extremely knowledgeable and competent professors. However, being that a Master's degree in psychology here is more of a stepping stone to further education and offers no licensing upon graduation, it is incredibly expensive. One sort of has to trust that the classes will improve the chance of acceptance into a great PhD. program. As it is, it's almost the cost of an undergraduate degree at a solid state school.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2017

The program really trains students to become teachers by learning from veteran teachers with rich experience in the field. The courses are mainly focused on learning how to teach the students effectively. Though, there are not much courses that only focus on the research and studies in education. Also, you can't ignore the expensive cost such as managing housing in NYC. Nevertheless, it is a wonderful program to prepare to be a well-educated secondary teacher.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Studying at TC Columbia was certainly an honor and a pleasure. I loved being part of a school I found to be a community. I worked with professors who were really specialized and recognized in their fields, while remaining humble. I was able to work on topics that were quite advanced and I appreciate working with people who were very open-minded. The concerns I have are that this particular program did not lead to licensing and I feel like I did not have enough time to get the professors I would have liked to work with (lab work). Overall, it was a delightful experience.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The location of Teachers College is phenomenal, especially for anyone still not familiar with New York City. Additionally, its reputation as a Columbia University affiliate does go a far way as well. It opens up many doors to work with Mt. Sinai, New York Psychiatric Institute, and other very prestigious institutions. Teachers College is a graduate level institution only; it offers a variety of programs with many courses offered either in the evening or online, which is preferable for people with careers or families. This also gives the institution a different dynamic in diversity, as some students will have just gotten their Bachelor's, while others will have gone back to school after a 10-year break. The price to pay for being able to put something like this on your resume, however, is very high, and Teachers College isn't exactly notorious for giving out too many scholarships. Additionally, living and traveling in New York becomes very costly on its own. However, with the hopes that having TC on your resume, you will eventually get a very high-paying job, it's a price many students are willing to pay.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The Clinical Psychology Master of Arts program at Teachers College, Columbia University has far exceeded my expectations in preparation for a career in psychology research. The professors in the Global Mental Health and Trauma concentration are well-established in the field, with a wealth of publications, and provide their students with valuable insight about all the ups and downs of global mental health research. I am learning exactly what I came to graduate to school to learn, and far beyond. I have no doubt that I am receiving the exact type of training necessary to get into a reputable Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.
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