Programs: Instruction: teachers college brings together a breadth of academic disciplines unmatched by any other graduate school of education within a single institution. Our name notwithstanding, the college, from its inception has focused not only on pre-k-12 classroom education, but also on adult learning, leadership, health, psychology, nutrition, movement sciences, art, music education and more. This vision of education(today embodied in 60 academic programs across 10 academic departments) supports learning that broadly enables the development not only of individual students, but of families, communities, cities and nations. Teachers college's 153 full-time tenure-track faculty includes some of the most nationally and internationally prominent and widely respected thinkers, researchers and practitioners in their various fields. Policy research is a major strength, with a core group of faculty members who have directly influenced national legislation or state legislation in early childhood education, community colleges, school integration, social services, school finance, national learning standards, charter school development and funding of national health programs. The college's cowin conference center has helped establish the college as a national center for debates on these and other issues, hosting, in recent years, a live, nationally webcast debate between the education advisers of the two presidential nominees, as well as major addresses by the us secretary of education and two new york city public school chancellors. Tc faculty are also widely known for innovative curriculum development in academic subjects; health education focused on schools; nutrition education; organizational psychology; developmental psychology; and more.
research, training and public service: tc's current annual funded research expenditures are in excess of $37 million, with major funding provided by the us deparment of health & human services, national science foundation, the u. S. Department of education, the nys department of education, say yes to education, the bill & melinda gates foundation, and other public and non-profit institutions. Tc places a major emphasis on public and community service, both in its research and in preparation of it
auxiliary enterprises: auxiliary enterprises provides a convenient source of meals and lodging for students enhancing their college experience. Another major component of auxiliary enterprises is the teachers college press. Established in 1904 as the bureau of publications, the press is one of the oldest and most distinguished publishers of educational materials in the united states. Since 1965, when the bureau of publications became teachers college press, its primary purpose has been to publis