Important Dates

Please note these important dates:

September 16 (Tuesday) – Last day to drop/add without penalty

September 30 (Tuesday) – Last day to change points

September 25-26 Schools closed for Rosh Hashanah

October 13 – Columbus Day, schools closed

October 18 – TCRWP Saturday Reunion

November 4 – Election Day, most schools open – check with teachers

November 11 – Veterans Day, schools closed

November 24-28 Thanksgiving week, TC closed 26-28, NYC schools closed on 27-28, internship attendance not required this week

December 8 – Registration begins for Spring (continuing students)

December 11 or 12 – last day of fall internship

December 19 – Semester ends


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Happy International Literacy Day!

Did you know today is International Literacy Day?!

You may want to consider joining International Reading Association or National Council of Teachers.  They are great professional organizations, valuable for resumes, and both have reduced membership rates for students!

International Reading Association The World’s Leading Organization
of Literacy Professionals
Lift Off to Literacy
On behalf of everyone at the International Reading Association, we want to wish you a happy International Literacy Day. More than 9,000 educators have taken the pledge to engage their students in an extra 60 seconds of literacy activities—not just for one day but for 60. Have you?

After you make the pledge to participate in the 60-for-60 mission, tell us how it’s going. Share your photos, videos, and stories with us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, andYouTube. Remember to use the hashtag #ILD14 so that others can follow along as well. See how they, like you, are helping to establish a literacy habit in their students!

Won’t you join us on this mission? It begins today, International Literacy Day—a day when the world celebrates the transformative power of literacy. We hope you will, too.

Marcie Craig Post Jill Lewis-Spector
Marcie Craig Post
Executive Director
Jill Lewis-Spector
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Registration Reminders

Hi, everyone, and good to see many of you at program orientation yesterday!

Here are some registration reminders as we begin our classes:

  • If you are a full-time student, you should be registered for six courses and probably 14-16 credits.  The only exception is if you took more than the institutes this summer or plan to finish next fall.
  • Check your credit points.  Remember online registration automatically enrolls you for the minimum course credits offered, so you often have to adjust credit hours.  C&T 4200 Fieldwork MUST be taken for 3 credits and C&T 4502 must be taken for 1 credit.  HBSK 4072 is only offered for 3 credits.  Most program courses are offered for 2 or 3 to give you flexibility.  C&T 5037 and C&T 4140 are good options for 2 credits.  You want to look ahead and make sure your total will not exceed 32.
  • Regarding non-program selectives: You can choose from any other department as well as non-program courses in C&T.   There are many options and it can be overwhelming to choose, so looking in C&T may be a good place to start. It’s always a good idea to check in with an advisor about your out of program selections.  If possible, take your out of program selectives for 2 credits each to allow more credits in your program courses. If this is not an option, you can adjust accordingly in other classes. You cannot take one credit out of program electives
  • If you took two institutes this summer for 3 credits each, that’s fine. Just adjust other course credits to be sure you will not exceed 32.
  • Last Day to Drop/Add is Tuesday, September 16
  • Last Day to Change Credits is Tuesday, September 30

Have a great first day of classes!  :)

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Happy Back-to-School!

We are excited to welcome our  new and returning Literacy Specialist students!  Orientation will be Tuesday, September 2 (please check admitted student info for all the festivities) and we hope  you will join us for the C&T department meeting followed by our LITI program meeting.  You’ll meet the faculty and staff as well as your colleagues.

Classes begin on Wednesday, September 3.   If you have a Monday or Tuesday class, it will not begin until the following week.  C&T 4502 MARP classes have a unique Monday night schedule and your instructor will be in contact to share those dates.

Fulltime internships will be assigned during the first week of classes; please plan to begin during the week of September 8th and reserve your mornings.

We can’t wait to see you and kick off the new year!

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Welcome to our newly admitted LITI students!

We are happy to have you!

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Career Fair this Week!

The PreK-12 Education Career Fair this Wednesday is the largest fair  hosted to date.  TC students and alumni will have the opportunity to explore career opportunities from teachers to school leaders to reading specialists to curriculum developers, etc.  Please check it out to expand your career prospects locally, nationally, even internationally!


CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 (Employer Tables 101-139, Employer Descriptions & Open Positions)

CLICK HERE FOR PART II  (Employer Tables 1-101

All the vitals:

2014 PreK-12 Education Career Fair

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 from 1-5pm

Lerner Hall, Columbia University

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with national school systems, independent schools, charter schools and international organizations who are seeking students, recent graduates and experienced practitioners interested in teaching, guidance/school counseling, and various educational and administrative positions.

Professional Dress is required to attend this event

Bring your TC/Columbia ID

To register and to see a list of attending employers, click here (via TCCS LINK)

You can request disabilities-related accommodation.  Contact

OASID at 678-3689(212) 678-3859 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone. as early as possible.

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Last Day to Change Credits

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that today is the last day to change the number of points or credits for your classes.  Remember you want to total 32, so make sure your math adds up.  It’s an easy online switch to change credit hours through My TC.

If you still need to take an institute this summer, the safest bet is to leave 2 or 3 (3 for TCRWP Reading or Writing Institutes and 2-3 for Content Area Institute) as one-credit options for TCRWP are quite limited.

C&T 4502 MARP should be 0 credits; C&T 4200 should be 3.  Do not take out-of-program electives for 1 credit.

Reach out to any of us if you have questions.

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