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Urban Education Leaders Program

Department of Organization and Leadership


Welcome to Teachers College Columbia University Urban Education Leaders Program. There has never been a more exciting time in the field of educational leadership. On a number of fronts, racial disparity, economic inequality and gender discrimination must be overcome in order to insure the education of the masses in this country and around the world. Now, more than ever, well-trained public school leaders are needed to meet these challenges.

Training future leaders has been and continues to be the primary mission of this program. Through innovative teaching and research, the faculty prepares students to be at the forefront of change in a variety of positions within urban public education. We offer a creative doctoral degree in education that provides the skills and competencies necessary to be a successful leader. Field-based projects, internships and leadership case-studies are just a few of the ways we provide a world-class educational experience.

We appreciate your interest in the Urban Education Leaders Program. Whether you are considering a career change or pursuing a life-long goal to play an active role in educational leadership, we invite you to take a closer look and see why our academic community is a special place to study and learn.

Brian K. Perkins, Ed.D.

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