Special Application Requirements
Masters (M.A. and Ed.M.) applicants are reviewed on an ongoing basis. For scholarship awards, applicants who meet the Summer/Fall Early deadlines receive preference (January 15 for summer and fall and November 1 for spring) with the most aid going to doctoral students who meet the Ed.D. January 2 early deadline. All applicants should consult the Admissions Office for additional application information.
Doctoral (Ed.D.) applicants are required to submit a writing sample, prior transcripts, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and results from the GRE General Test (a TOEFL test score is required of international students). They are also strongly encouraged to arrange for an interview. In making financial aid decisions, CCTE reviews doctoral applications once a year in late February with the expectation that doctoral students will start during summer or fall sessions. Consequently, doctoral candidates are encouraged to meet the January 2nd early deadline. There is no guarantee of progression from a masters program to a doctoral program within CCTE.
In addition to academic criteria, CCTE takes into account the relevance of its resources to a prospective student's professional goals as described in the personal statement when making admission decisions.
The following is a guideline of requirements and important dates for various CCTE degrees and tracks.
|Program||Degree||Entry Term||Major |
|Spring Application Deadline||Summer/ |
Fall Early Deadline
Fall Final Deadline
|TECM||Continual Review||Jan. 15||Continual Review||None|
|Jan. 2||Apr. 1|| |
|Computing in Education||MA|| |
|TECP||Continual Review||Jan. 15||Continual Review||None|
|Computing in Education - Online||MA|| |
|TECD||Continual Review||Jan. 15||Continual Review||None|
|Technology Specialist||MA|| |
|TETS-INIT||Continual Review||Jan. 15||Continual Review||None|
|Technology Specialist |
- For Certified Teachers
|TETT-INIT||Continual Review||Jan. 15||Continual Review||Applicants Must Hold Initial Certification |
|Instructional Technology and Media|| |
|TEIT||Continual Review||Jan. 15||Continual Review||None|
|Jan. 2||Apr. 1|| |
All applicants should consult the Admissions Office How To Apply for additional application information.
Our admissions liaison is Deanna Ghozati. If you have any inquiries, please contact her at:
Associate Director of Admission
Teachers College, Columbia University
Location: 301 Thorndike Hall, Box 302