To learn more about the academic programs in the Org & Leadership department, please see the list below.
AEGIS is an Ed.D program comprised students who progress through their course work as a cohort. Students must enter the program having completed 39 transferable semester credits from a previous successful graduate study at an accredited institution prior to beginning the program. AEGIS students fulfill the remaining 51 course points at Teachers College in a structured program that provides required courses in three areas: theory, research, and the study of professional practice in various settings where adults learn. The cohort meets for a three-week residential intensive for three consecutive Junes. During the fall and spring semesters the cohort meets on one weekend a month (Friday evening and Saturday). Between these weekend sessions they are completing assignments. For the final phase of the program, students must pass a certification examination, write a qualifying paper, and complete a dissertation.
AEGIS Program Director: Professor Lyle Yorks
M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D.
Our program prepares leaders who help adults improve the way they live and work through more effective instrumental learning, but we do not stop there. A hallmark of our programs is the fostering of transformative learning. The mission of the program is to empower graduates as facilitators of learning across the lifespan – in and outside of classrooms and virtual learning spaces.
M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., Ph.D.
With a nationally recognized faculty and a tradition of prominence, the Education Leadership Program prepares students for careers as practitioners and scholars to lead and transform a wide variety of educating organizations. Students are equipped to lead educational practice; to influence political systems, education law, and education policy; to apply the methods of social science research to the conduct of inquiry; and to seek equality, equity, and diversity in education.
M.A.–Professorial Studies, M.A.–Administration Studies, Ed.D.
The Executive Program for Nurses provides specialized learning in Administration and Professorial Studies in order to prepare leaders for roles in healthcare organizations – both service and education. These roles are defined as those that advance, implement, and manage the practice of nursing and healthcare without primarily operating in one-to-one relationships with students or clients. Hence, the graduates of this program will have their major impact on nursing and healthcare by influencing other interdisciplinary healthcare providers and learners.
M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D.
The Higher and Postsecondary Education Program strives to prepare knowledgeable practitioners and practicing scholars in the field of higher education. Additionally, the program strives to develop the abilities to analyze and foster excellence in teaching and learning, scholarly and professional development, and student development. Further, the program strives to develop understandings of social and comparative perspectives, with attention to the connection between institutions of higher education and their external constituencies.
M.A., M.A.–Executive, Ph.D.
The program in Social-Organizational Psychology provides its students with a unique synthesis of the disciplines of social psychology and organizational psychology and in the adherence to a scholar-practitioner model: theory and research must inform practice and practice must inform theory and research. Additionally, the program believes in the importance of examining and understanding organizational issues from multiple perspectives and contexts – from the individual, the group, and the organizational levels.
Email for M.A. Programs: info_SOP_MA@tc.columbia.edu
Email for Ph.D. Program: info_SOP_PhD@tc.columbia.edu