Shaping the leaders who shape the world

Klingenstein Center Director Pearl Rock KaneFor nearly 40 years, the Klingenstein Center has prepared talented and highly motivated individuals to become transformative leaders in education. The alumni network of almost 4000 educators extends to 49 U.S. states and territories and 54 countries throughout the world. What unites alumni in Mongolia and Chile and Abu Dhabi and San Francisco is a deep passion for the work we do as educators and gratitude for the opportunities provided in independent and international schools.

There is shared appreciation for the quality of education afforded at Teachers College. We take seriously our mission of shaping the leaders who shape the world and continue to infuse the curriculum with experiences that prepare students to thrive in a changing world shaped by technology, globalization and the challenges of affordability. We augment the curriculum with real world experiences that use New York City as our classroom. The Center’s five programs aspire to develop and renew leaders at all stages of their career. The focus on developing leadership  behavior shaped by values and character prepares alumni to take on the challenge of leadership regardless of the position they occupy.

Students are taught by world class professors who exhibit a genuine passion for teaching and the subjects they teach. They benefit from meaningful discussion with a cohort of dedicated colleagues in a setting infused with the rich academic and cultural resources of Columbia University and New York City. We aim to create an inclusive environment where diversity enriches the experience for everyone.
Through the accomplishments of alumni, the Klingenstein Center has established a reputation as the premier educational leadership program for the independent and international school sector. I invite you to learn more about the Klingenstein Center, to visit the programs in action and to join an incredible group of colleagues dedicated to excellence and teamwork and improving the world through education.

Pearl Rock Kane
Klingenstein Family Chair Professor of Education and Director
The Klingenstein Center

KlingensteinCenter Teachers College Columbia University

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