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The School Law Institute
“I found the course incredibly empowering, and I left every session energized.”
“Very possibly the best course I've taken in 25 years.”
“I had hoped to gain some knowledge, but this has reinvigorated me and far exceeded my expectations.”
-Ed.D Candidate, Urban Education Leadership Program
“The School Law Institute not only provides an overview of current school law and issues, but does what few classes can- it teaches application of these laws, allowing the participants to truly grasp the importance and effects of what is being taught.”
-Teacher, Special Education
“What a phenomenal week! I have taken part in many professional development programs, and this has been one of the best. This should be a required course for all teachers. Thought-provoking and well-organized. It was a week very well spent.”
-High School English Teacher
“I firmly believe that this institute has prepared me for my career as a future educator.”
-M.A. Candidate, Science Education
“The institute is a great introduction to national issues in education.”
-High School Teacher; M.A. Candidate, Leadership, Policy & Politics
Individuals participating in the School Law Institute for 2017 have three different registration options:
Option 1: Taking the School Law Institute for Three (3) TC Graduate Credits
- Current and incoming TC students: If you are a current or an incoming TC student for 2017-2018, you may register to take the School Law Institute for three graduate credits. The tuition cost, at $1,512 per credit, will be $4,536 total. The required course packet will cost roughly $150 in addition.
If you wish to register for three credits, please visit the Teachers College online registration site, using course number EDPA 5880A. If you’re an incoming student, we recommend that you consult your academic adviser about registering.
Note: Incoming TC students: You may take the Institute for graduate credit, but you may not apply your TC financial aid awards until the fall 2017 semester. Please visit: Teachers College online registration site.
- If you are not a TC student, you’re nonetheless eligible to register to take the School Law Institute for three (3) TC graduate credits. You will need to complete a short (1 page) admissions form and submit a $65 application fee in addition to the costs of tuition and the course packet (see above). To apply, please click here.
Option 2: Taking the School Law Institute on a Non-Credit Basis
- Anyone interested in taking the School Law Institute on a non-credit basis may do so at a registration cost of $1,500.
Whether or not you are affiliated with Teachers College, if you are interested in the School Law Institute on a non-credit basis, you will need to visit the Continuing Professional Study page. You will be directed to a short form and will be prompted to submit payment covering the cost of the course ($1,500).
Option 3: Taking the School Law Institute for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- Students registering for non-credit are eligible for 3 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).
Teachers College, Columbia University has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
For more information about The School Law Institute non-credit option, contact Continuing Professional Studies:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 212-678-8311