The Department of Educational Studies is a learning community engaged in the preparation of educators, the discovery of knowledge, and the promotion of social justice.

Undergrad Majors

If you are pursing a teaching major in a college other than Teachers College, you will take your content courses in your home department and pedagogy courses in TC. Learn more.

Our distinguished faculty, award-winning academic programs, and rich legacy of community collaboration and teacher preparation provide students with an entrepreneurial approach to education. Through immersive learning projects, our students work directly with the community to foster a catalyst for change, and put theory into practice.

The Department of Educational Studies offers PhD, EdD, graduate masters, and undergraduate courses, as well as numerous specialized certificates, to meet the needs of students at all levels of their academic career. Many of our programs can be completed online or as blended programs with some online and some on campus sections.

Doctoral Programs
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EdD in Adult and Community Education


Our doctor of education in adult and community education develops skills in management, personnel development, program planning and evaluation, and teaching related to adult learners. Learn more.

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EdD in Higher Education and Community College Leadership


Our doctor of education in higher education and community college leadership develops skills in higher education administration, organizational and policy development, teaching, curriculum development, and social justice advocacy. Learn more.

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PhD in Educational Studies


Our doctorate in educational studies program addresses critical issues facing education in the 21st century, including the increasing role of technology in learning, instructional design, curriculum development, assessment, and pedagogy, plus the influence of societal trends in demographics, economics, and politics on the structure and culture of schools. Learn more.

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Master of Arts in Adult and Community Education

Online or Blended

Join one of the few graduate programs in the nation with a strong focus on community education through our all-online master’s in adult and community education. Learn more.

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Master of Arts in Executive Development for Public Service

Online or Blended

Boost your leadership and administration skills with our master’s in executive development for public service. This degree is great for executives, managers, and supervisors in government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations. Learn more.

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Graduate Certificate in Adult Education

Online or Blended

Facilitate professional and continuing education, human resource development, workplace learning, distance education, adult and family literacy, or other areas of specialized practice. Learn more.

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Graduate Certificate in Community Education

Online or Blended

Gain skills needed for designing, implementing, and evaluating community programs. This certificate is ideal for anyone searching for professional development, job promotion, or skills development for a career change. Learn more.

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Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

On Campus

Receive a comprehensive education that combines theory you learn in our classes with hands-on experience you’ll gain working directly in with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Learn more.

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Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership


Prepare yourself to work in one of the fastest-growing segments of higher education. Our graduate certificate in community college leadership is designed to meet the needs of community college administrators, faculty, staff—and anyone seeking those positions. Learn more.

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Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching


Explore the relationship between teaching, research, and service responsibilities found at colleges and universities. This certificate will prepare you to teach at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Learn more.

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Undergraduate Minor in Leadership Studies

On Campus

Offered through the Office of Student Life, the minor in leadership studies builds on the nationally recognized Excellence in Leadership program for Undergraduate students from any major. Learn more.

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Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research

On Campus

Offered through our Office of Institutional Effectiveness, this certificate will teach you about the type of work colleges and universities do to support their decision-making and planning. Learn more.

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Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research in Education

Online or Blended

Complement a doctoral program of studies in the social sciences and educational research. Practitioners across a spectrum of fields will also benefit by improving their research skills and practices. Learn more.

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Master of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Technology

Online or Blended

In addition to core training, specialty tracks develop K–12 technology coordinators and master teachers who integrate learning technologies into curriculum and specialists who direct curricular design, implementation, and evaluation in K–12 school. Learn more.

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Graduate Certificate in Computer Education


Designed to benefit K-12 teachers, as well as trainers in business, nonprofit, or governmental settings, our graduate certificate in computer education highlights the best of online education. Learn more.

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Computer Education Teaching License

Online or Blended

Earn an add-on to any teaching license, including any initial license. The program requires 15 credits of classes. Learn more.

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Undergraduate Minor in Educational Technology

On Campus

The educational technology minor emphasizes the design, development, and deployment of technology solutions for teaching, learning, and training. Learn more.

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Master of Arts in Secondary Education

Online or Blended

Our master of arts in secondary education is designed to enable practicing teachers to deal with theoretical concepts relating directly to their instruction and to improve instructional effectiveness. Learn more.

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Graduate Certificate in Middle-Level Education


Prepare yourself to address the specific and unique needs of adolescents with our graduate certificate in middle-level education. This 15-credit program can be a stand-alone credential or a supplement to your master’s degree. Learn more.

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Certificate in Diversity Studies


The graduate certificate in diversity studies addresses issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation in an increasingly pluralistic society. This certificate is open to both teaching and non-teaching backgrounds. Learn more.

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Undergraduate Non-Teaching Minor in Multicultural Education

On Campus

Study possible solutions to the problems of developing racial and cultural harmony with our 15-credit minor in multicultural education. Open to all undergraduate majors and programs. Learn more.