Health Education

Teachers College at Columbia University

12 months
1768 USD/credit
1768 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Health Education program at Teachers College at Columbia University of study leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Health Education is a 32 point degree designed for those who wish to develop the skills necessary to plan and implement health education programs for a variety of populations and in a range of practice settings.


Thus, the Health Education program of study enables students to prepare, through the selection of courses in required areas and through elective course work, for professional practice as a health education specialist in community, hospital, school or workplace settings. The M.A. degree may serve as an entry-level professional credential for a career in health education or may serve to prepare qualified students to go on for more advanced professional study in health education or other health-related fields. 

Completion of the degree program makes graduates eligible to qualify for certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is also appropriate for in-service teachers who wish to continue their professional preparation and become eligible for permanent teaching certification in the special area of health in the State of New York.

Career development

Teachers College at Columbia University Career Education & Professional Development  encourages students from all academic disciplines to incorporate career learning into the larger scope of daily life to aid in making a positive impact in the diverse worldwide community. We are committed to empowering all Teachers College students with the skills, resources and opportunities needed to pursue and achieve their post-graduate goals.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Behavioral and Social Science Foundations of Health Education
  • Principles of Epidemiology in Health Promotion
  • Principles of Health-Related Behavioral & Social Change: Initiation to Maintenance
  • Determinants of Health Behavior
  • Planning Health Education Programs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants from the U.S. are required to hold, or be in the process of obtaining, a 120-credit baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • International applicants must hold, or be in the process of obtaining, the equivalent of a 120-credit U.S. baccalaureate degree.
  • All applicants must have a conferred baccalaureate degree before matriculating at Teachers College.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1768 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1768 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1768 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1768 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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