About Us

About Us

If you are passionate about exercising leadership in an urban school district, come to New York City, where the challenges and opportunities of public education live together in sharp relief. At Teachers College, Columbia University you will join a long line of learners who have explored the most urgent and enduring issues of education for over 125 years, making us the oldest (and largest) graduate school of education in the world. The Urban Education Leaders Program (UELP) is a consistently ranked, top-tier program for Education Administration in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Teachers College, Columbia University is located at the epicenter of the vibrant Morningside Heights community; anchored at the diverse intersection of multiculturalism that personifies New York City and the world as a whole. Everything we do is founded on the enrichment of educational and social opportunities for growth both inside and outside the classroom. 

The Urban Education Leaders Program (UELP) offers Ed.D. students a litany of integrative theories and practices, while working alonside a faculty of premier scholars and outstanding practitioners. Studying at TC means that you will engage with professionals like yourself—school principals, curriculum leaders, central office administrators, and others with practical experience who are ready to deepen their understanding of leadership, excellence, and social justice.

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