Education Leadership

Welcome to Education Leadership

Director's Welcome

We warmly welcome current and prospective students as well as program alumni and visitors to our website. As the institution where the field of education leadership was founded, Teachers College is well known nationally and internationally for carrying our historic role into the present and the future. With an emphasis on the integration of theory and practice, our distinguished faculty members prepare women and men to exercise leadership in a variety of diverse PK-12 school and district settings and rise to the challenge of addressing the most persistent challenges in our profession around excellence, equity, inclusion and justice.

Please explore our program offerings and feel free to reach out with your questions and comments.

Jeffrey M. Young, Ed.D.
Director, Programs in Education Leadership

Degree Programs

Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership

The Center focuses on developing private school leaders at all stages of their careers and offers full-year and two-summers intensive Master's degree programs, an MA/MBA dual degree with either Columbia Business School or INSEAD, and two week fellowships for Heads of Schools and early career teachers.

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Summer Principals Academy

The Summer Principals Academy is a proven and effective principal training program through which aspiring school leaders can earn a Master's degree from locations in New York City and New Orleans.

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Urban Education Leaders Program

This program offers school administrators and other education professionals an opportunity to complete a rigorous doctoral program while continuing to serve in schools, school districts, and other educational contexts.

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Ph.D. in Education Leadership

Our Ph.D. Program in Education Leadership has a distinguished faculty whose mission is to prepare committed graduate students to serve as University professors of Education Leadership.

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Faculty Update

BERC Founding Director, Dr. Sonya Douglass, Named Member of The Education Trust Inaugural Research Advisory Council.


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Faculty Update

Sonya Douglass, Ed.D., was included on the 2023 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings from Education Week.

Books, Publications, & Media

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Faculty Update

Mark Anthony Gooden, Ph.D., was the 2021 recipient of the UCEA Master Professor Award.

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