The Education Department connects your passion for the arts with your commitment to the education and well-being of children and youth.
Columbia's Education Department connects your passion for the arts with your commitment to the education and well-being of children and youth, offering an undergraduate major in Early Childhood Education with emphasis on the Reggio Emilia approach.
We view the arts as an essential component of child development and an expansive channel for assessing and enriching learning. As an Education graduate, you’ll have the tools to apply your theory and research-based craft in schools, social service agencies, community organizations and other venues that provide youth education. From pre-kindergarten through grade 12, our graduates are changing the world—one classroom at a time.
We’re happy you’re thinking of joining our creative community. We work hard to make our application process as simple and fast as possible, but should you run into any concerns, we're here to help at any time.
If you can’t make it to campus, don’t worry! We have a full schedule of events all across the U.S. and around the world.