Providing Support for Sex Education in New York City Public Schools


Teachers College Sex EDucation Initiative for Middle & High School Teachers*

Held on the Teachers College, Columbia University campus, this fully-funded program consists of a teacher training pilot program on sex education with an explicit focus on Reproductive Identity & Intentional Family Formation (RIIFF). This training centers on supporting adolescent development of decision-making and perspective-taking skills as it pertains to pregnancy prevention and family planning. Participants learn from content area experts and experiential workshops to explore their own personal and community values and norms to then similarly engage students. A supplemental core skills training on the foundations of sex education will be provided. Vouchers will be included to purchase customized instructional materials relevant for their classroom and context.

Find out more about our previous Fall 2017 training agenda here. Apply for our Spring 2019 training here.

*This initiative of Teachers College, Columbia University is made possible by the generous support of the Edlow Family. 



The Sexuality, Women & Gender Project (SWG) will design and implement the training along with key partners. Find out more about projects conducted by our center and its mission. 



Apply to become a Sex Ed Fellow! Fellows will be selected on a rolling admissions basis and are fully-funded to receive this training for free.

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