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International and Comparative Education

Teachers College at Columbia University

24 months
1768 USD/credit 53040 USD/year
1768 USD/credit 53040 USD/year
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The International and Comparative Education program at Teachers College at Columbia University is designed to provide students with challenging coursework related to international and transcultural dimensions of education. 

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Requirements include work in four areas: a core curriculum, a concentration that is either a discipline (for Comparative and International Education) or a professional field of education (for International Educational Development), transcultural or geographically related study, and elective credits.

The International and Comparative Education program arrangements are designed to be as flexible as possible so that previous educational and professional experiences and the future career goals of the student may be taken into account in the choice of appropriate coursework. Each student is expected to assume major responsibility for formulating, in cooperation with the academic advisor, a plan of study that will best meet the general program requirements in a way most compatible with her/his own professional goals. Keep in mind that degrees are offered only by program, that is, applicants need to specify to which of the two international education programs they are applying.

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:

  • Education in emergencies and reconstruction
  • Introduction to Research Methods in International and Comparative Education
  • Literacy and International Development
  • Languages, Societies, and Schools
  • Monitoring and Evaluation in International Educational Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

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  • International

    53040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1768 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    53040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1768 USD per credit during 24 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.


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