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Education Leadership
Teachers College, Columbia University
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With a nationally recognized faculty and a tradition of national prominence, the Teachers College Education Leadership Program prepares students for careers as practitioners and scholars prepared to lead and transform a wide variety of educating organizations.  Graduates serve in leadership positions as school principals and headmasters, district superintendents, and education leaders in comparable positions of executive leadership; as policy analysts and advocates; and as scholars of education and education leadership.  

Find out which Program is right for you using the table below:

Program

Degree Type and Credit Requirements

Experience of Applicants

Curriculum Focus

Structure

Is this an Online Program?

Time to Complete

Contact Person

Summer Principals Academy

(SPA)

M.A. or Ed.M. (36 credits)

Minimum

3 years of teaching experience

Building Level Certification

5 weeks over two consecutive summers
+
450-hour Administrative Internship during the intervening year

(Cohort)

No

16 months

Nicole Limperopulos, Assistant Director

 

Klingenstein Private School Leadership (Full year master's)

 

M.A.
(32 credits)

 

Or Ed.M.
(60 credits)

Minimum

3 years FT teaching as a lead teacher

Private School Leadership

 

Full-time

(Cohort)

No

1 year

Pete Simpson

Klingenstein Private School Leadership (2 summers master's)


M.A.
(32 credits)

Minimum

3 years FT teaching as a lead teacher

Private School Leadership

6 weeks over two consecutive summers
+
Practicum and Project Work completed during the intervening year

(Cohort)

No

2 years

 

 

Pete Simpson

 

 

Urban Education Leaders Program
(
UELP)

Ed.D.
(90 credits, including up to 30 transfer)

8-10 years of teaching/ leadership experience or equivalent work experience

District-level training, particularly for superintendents

Part-Time

M-F courses through month of July

F-S courses one time per month

(Cohort)

No

Yet there is a large distance and technology component, mixed with faculty expertise in cohort construction

5 years (or less)

Dr. Brian Perkins
Program Director

 

Ph.D. in Education Leadership
(LAD & LOD)

Ph.D.

(At least 90 credits depending on the course of study, including up to 30 faculty-approved transfer credits)

Some contact with leadership and a masters in a related field

Leadership development to work with preparation of principals and superintendents. Prepares students to enter the professoriate and to conduct research

Full-time only

No

5 Years

Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson, Program Director