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Communication and Education

Teachers College at Columbia University

12 months
1913 USD/credit 61216 USD/year
1913 USD/credit 61216 USD/year
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The Communication and Education degree programs at Teachers College at Columbia University relies primarily on social science inquiry to understand, interpret, and shape how information, communication technologies and new media influence culture and education, including areas such as literacy, social justice, youth development, and teacher education.


This Communication and Education program at Teachers College at Columbia University  uses a broad range of methods -- including both qualitative and quantitative approaches -- to study the intersections of communication and learning.


It asks, in particular, how education and other social systems change under the impact of emerging media. The program encourages students to: 

  • Reflect on the historical, cultural and social impact of a wide range of media
  • Leverage relevant research methods and modes of inquiry to better understand how communication and media use shape learning practices
  • Attend closely to both technological artifacts and human activity, reflecting on the diverse ways in which modes of communication condition the meanings actually, and potentially, communicated—particularly through the wide variety of digital means available to us.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Cognitive Issues and Technology
  • Cognition and Computers
  • Technology and Culture
  • Culture, Media, and Education
  • Technology and School Change
  • Online Schools and Online Schooling K-12

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Degree Application, including Statement of Purpose and Resume
  • Transcripts and/or Course-by-Course Evaluations for all Undergraduate/Graduate Coursework Completed
  • Results from an accepted English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
  • $65 Application Fee
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1913 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    61216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1913 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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