UELC Institutes




UELC Leadership Institutes

Offered in partnership with Teachers College, Columbia University’s Continuing Professional Studies (CPS), the UELC  offers non-credit leadership institutes that are designed to take both a practical and innovative approach to professional development and learning.

The application process for the UELC Institutes is coordinated through UELC and CPS staff and involves completing an initial online application. CPS staff will follow up with applicants to process institute payment.


The UELC is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2017. 

Please contact the UELC to learn about upcoming leadership institutes




UELC Institute Online Application

Desired Institute:

Desired Institute Date:

Applicant Information


First Name:

Last Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number (###-###-####):

School District or Organization:

Job Title:


Payments are not required until after successful registration for UELC programs. Please coordinate payment processing to be completed at least two weeks prior to the UELC program start date.

Payment Mailing Address




Zip Code:

Short Essays

In the third person, write a short biography about yourself and include any leadership roles, education and non-education roles, or organizational affiliations. (maximum 100 words)

Please tell us why you would like to participate in the institute and what you hope to learn. (maximum 100 words)

All accepted applicants will be asked to complete a two-hour pre-institute assignment. Institute fees will be collected after applicants are registered.


Payments can be made by credit card, check, or PO.

The UELC offers programs through the Continuing Professional Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Cancellation Policy:

Continuing Professional Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University will provide a full (100%) reduction of charges if the written request to withdraw is received at least 30 days prior to the first scheduled session. Given the demand for this program and the work entailed in its preparation, if the cancellation is reported within 30 days or fewer before the program starts, only 50% of the total charges will be credited. Registrants who wish to withdraw on or after the start date of a program or course will not receive any reduction of charges.

Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the event will be liable for full charges for the event.

NOTE: All refund requests must be made in writing to the Continuing Professional Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Refunds will be made in the payment method received. Please allow 4-6 weeks for check refunds to be processed and 3-5 days for credit card refunds.

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