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Ph.D in Education Leadership Program

In the Department of Organization and Leadership


‌‌We wish a warm welcome to all of our future and current students as well as alumni who are visiting our website.  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. The Ph.D. Program in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University is a full time doctoral program. We hope you find this site helpful.


Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson

Professor of Education
Director of PhD Program in Education Leadership

"There is great power in hope. With great hope, may our leadership work together raise our consciousness, amplify our abilities to support growth in students and adults in our care, and encourage and strengthen us to step forward courageously in leading for adult development. May it also help us to be more compassionate by deepening our understanding of how to support adult growth. May it enable us to listen differently and to lead by listening..." - Adapted from Leading Adult Learning (Drago-Severson, 2009)

Note: Our program will begin accepting applications for our next cohort in the fall of 2019. The deadline for applications is December 15th, 2019. Student admitted to the next cohort will begin coursework in the fall 2020.

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