Heads of School FAQ
- Who is eligible to apply?
- What is a fellowship program?
- How do I apply?
- What is the admission deadline?
- Is housing provided?
- When will I be notified of an admissions decision?
- Are there special requirements for international applicants?
- Can I submit letters of reference?
- Is an interview a required component of an application?
- Do I earn graduate credit in the program?
Who is eligible to apply?
Current Heads of independent schools who are remaining in their position are eligible to apply. Given the goals of the program, we do not accept applications from departmental or division heads, such as Upper School Head, or from principals of charter schools.Back to Top
What is a fellowship program?
A fellowship is a merit-based scholarship. All accepted Heads receive a fellowship that covers the costs of tuition and accommodations, and some rewarding social events. Meals and transportation to and from Teachers College are not included.Back to Top
How do I apply?
Please apply directly to the Klingenstein Center for this non-degree Teachers College program. See Admissions instructions.Back to Top
What is the admission deadline?
All completed admissions applications need to be received by May 1st.Back to Top
Is housing provided?
Participants are expected to stay in the accommodations provided. We cannot accommodate family members.Back to Top
When will I be notified of an admissions decision?
Notification of admissions decisions will be sent via email by mid-June.Back to Top
Are there special requirements for international applicants?
International students must hold the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree in order to be eligible for admission to Teachers College. If your native language is not English, or you received your baccalaureate degree from an institution where English is not the official language of instruction, you must submit official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam. International applicants are encouraged to carefully review the International Applicants section of the Teachers College Admissions website and contact the Klingenstein Center for assistance.Back to Top
Can I submit letters of reference?
Yes, you may, but it is not required for this program.Back to Top
Is an interview a required component of an application?
An interview is not required.Back to Top
Do I earn graduate credit in the program?
Upon successful completion of the program which includes projects work and a written paper, students earn three points of graduate credit from Teachers College, Columbia University. Official transcripts may be requested from the Registrar’s Office.Back to Top