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Education Leadership

Department of Organization & Leadership

Program Descriptions

With a nationally recognized faculty and a tradition of national prominence, the Teachers College Leadership Program prepares students for careers as practitioners and scholars, prepared to lead and transform a wide variety of educational 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, as well as scholars of education and education leadership.


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

 

ProgramDegree type & Credit RequirementsCurriculum FocusExperience of ApplicantsStructureIs this an Online Program?Time to CompleteContact Person
The Summer Principals Academy (SPA) M.A. or Ed.M. (36 credits) Building Level Certification Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience 5 weeks over two consecutive summers
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450-hours Administrative Internship during the intervening year (Cohort)
No 14 months Donna Gray, Assistant Director, SPA NYC

Andrea El-Nems, Assistant Director, SPA NOLA
The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership (Full-year Master’s) M.A. (32 credits) or Ed.M. (60 credits) Private School Leadership Minimum of 3 years full-time teaching as a lead teacher Full-time (Cohort) No 1 year Pete Simpson, Assistant Director

Phone: (212) 678-3156
The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership  (2 Summer Master’s) M.A. (32 credits) Private School Leadership Minimum of 3 years full-time teaching as a lead teacher 6 weeks over two consecutive summers
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Practicum and Project Work completed during the intervening year (Cohort)
No 2 years Pete Simpson, Assistant Director

Phone: (212) 678-3156
The Klingenstein Center, Teachers College and Columbia Business School MA/MBA Dual Degree M.A. (32 credits, Teachers College) and M.B.A. (45 credits, Columbia Business School) Independent and International School Leadership Minimum of 3 years teaching experience 1 year or two summers at Teachers College
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1 year at Columbia Business School
 No  2 years Pete Simpson, Assistant Director

Phone: (212) 678-3156
The Klingenstein Center, Teachers College and INSEAD: The Business School for the World MA/MBA Dual Degree M.A. (32 credits, Teachers College) and M.B.A. (23.5 courses, INSEAD, Business School for the World) Independent and International School Leadership Minimum of 3 years teaching experience 1 year or two summers at Teachers College
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1 year at INSEAD
No 2 years Pete Simpson, Assistant Director

Phone: (212) 678-3156
The Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers Non-degree, fellowship program (4 credits) Independent and International School Leadership 2-5 years teaching experience 2 week residential No 2 weeks Pete Simpson, Assistant Director

Phone: (212) 678-3156
The Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Heads of Schools Program Non-degree, fellowship program (3 credits) Independent and International School Leadership Current Head of independent or international school 2 week residential No 2 weeks Pete Simpson, Assistant Director

Phone: (212) 678-3156 
Urban Education Leaders Program (UELP) Ed.D. (90 credits, including up to 30 transfer credits) District-level training 8-10 years of teaching/leadership experience or equivalent work experience Part-time (Cohort)

Monday-Friday courses through the month of July; Friday & Saturday courses one-time per month
No; however, 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) Leadership development to work with preparing principals and superintendents. Prepares students to enter the professoriate and to conduct research. Some contact with leadership and a Master’s degree in a related field Full-time only No 5 years Professor Ellie Drago-Severson, Program Director
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