The Barnard Education Program is committed to strengthening public education and addressing issues of equity and social justice, particularly in urban schools driven by 5 Guiding Principles.  We offer two tracks in Education: Urban Teaching and Education Studies. In both tracks, students develop a critical lens for looking at the issues facing public schooling and consider ways to promote fair and inclusive policies and practices for all children in our public system.

The program is open to all undergraduates at Columbia (BC, CC, GS, SEAS) who are interested in becoming certified teachers, working with young people in human service agencies, or preparing for careers related to education.


Urban Teaching Track                               Education Studies Track

Become a NYS Certified Teacher                For those interested in related fields 


In addition to the minor/concentration options offered by the program, students may opt to major in

Urban Studies with a Specialization in Education.