Application Process & Deadlines

Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort are now being accepted.  The application deadline is April 15, 2019.  

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with degrees from outside the U.S. or Canada should contact the Klingenstein Center for guidance on submitting a course-by-course evaluation for U.S. equivalency.
  • Three or more years of teaching experience. Exceptions to this policy may be granted in special circumstances. Candidates with questions about their eligibility should contact the Klingenstein Center.
  • Currently working in a private, international or charter school
  • GRE, MAT or GMAT scores
  • Previous academic accomplishment, job performance as determined by letters of recommendation, assessment of leadership potential and character are considered in students selection.


  • Priority Deadline - January 15
  • Final Deadline - April 15 
    Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis

How to Apply

The Klingenstein Center's Full-Year Master's Degree program is offered through Teachers College at Columbia University. All degree candidates must apply to through the Teachers College admission process. The application requires:

  • a personal statement,
  • two recommendations (one from the head of school and one from a division director or immediate supervisor),
  • official undergraduate and graduate transcripts,
  • a resume, and
  • current GRE, GMAT or MAT scores.

To apply, please visit the Teachers College Online Application.

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