Teachers College at Columbia University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

Teachers College leads a legacy of learning for leaders in adult learning and continuing education.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Teachers College has an amazing network of highly renowned educational professionals on staff, leading professional development workshops, and working with local schools. However, nearly all of these networks are unavailable to students. Many instructors seem more interested in pushing their own publications onto students. Academic material is repetitive and facile, lacking the focus and rigor of 50K graduate education. Students are paying for the brand name - that's all.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is prestigious and rigorous with quality programming with a great network of students. Like most quality graduate programs, more could be done to ensure that students are not so financially burdened.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbia University, Teachers College, offers a competitive and quality education.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program is the opportunity to gain experience working with cutting edge technology in studio classes before testing it out as future art teachers. A con of the program is the workload for full time students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

TC is an excellent program with a tremendous amount of resources. The price tag may scare off some, but seeking out faculty in the department where you wish to study is a great way to gain access to the robust financial aid offerings they have. If you make it clear you will go and they want you, they will put a lot of money toward you. Also, like any graduate program it is pay-per-credit, so you can plan according to your aid award. The programs are mostly all designed for students who work full time jobs, meaning many classes are offered in the evenings. Make sure this is the case for all of your required classes, though. They also offer robust Summer programs for those already working as educators full time to take advantage of when schools are closed. This is an excellent school and excellent program, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about the education field.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

Everyone is incredible though it is pricey to attend
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program is bolstered by competitive students and caring and inspirational teachers; I consider myself blessed to have been accepted as a member of this network that is thriving to improve global education.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Although Teachers College Columbia University offers one of the best education for my field of study, the financial costs are overwhelming. The Graduate Programs.com scholarship would help make this burden bearable and assist me in achieving my life's goals.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

At Teachers College, I feel grateful to have been exposed to the multicultural aspects of mental health counseling. The program's awareness on the impact of culture on one's identity has heightened my sensitivity to the differences of those around me. I also feel grateful to have access to helpful faculty members and advisors who aim to guide students in the direction that is right for them. In terms of cons, I believe that more student funding is necessary, as the school itself is highly expensive.
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