Teachers College

Teachers College, Columbia University

Politics and Education


Department of Organization and Leadership

525 West 120th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.D., Ph.D., MA, Ed.M.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Politics and Education program serves students who wish to study the ways in which governance institutions, political ideologies, and competing interests, both within and outside of the education community, influence the content, form, and functioning of schooling. Students will study in depth the ways power and politics affect and are affected by such issues as reform and innovation, centralization and decentralization within federal systems of governance, privatization and school choice, race and ethnicity, poverty and inequality, professionalization and bureaucratization, testing and accountability.


Teachers College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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