Apply To Our Programs

Take the first step towards becoming a great school leader by starting your application. Our programs share a common application process, with candidates matched to a best-fit program in their preferred location based on their eligibility and performance on admission activities. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage you to apply early.

Leading Instruction equips you with instructional expertise, preparing you to elevate achievement in your classroom and be a resource to colleagues in your school.

Leading Instruction strengthens your mastery of excellent, standards-aligned teaching that puts students on a path to success. It prepares you to support your colleagues and to take on expanded instructional leadership responsibilities in your current role, and can be a stepping-stone for further advancement.

New Leaders’ professional development programs are provided tuition-free to participants through support from district, charter, and philanthropic partners. Modest materials fees may apply.


  • Current and aspiring teacher leaders
  • Instructional coaches
  • Assistant principals


  • One-week summer induction
  • Seven group training sessions
  • Regular on-site expert coaching


  • Three years of teaching or instructional experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must be employed at the time of application in a school-based position in New York City Public Schools, Richmond or Dougherty Counties, GA, or Oakland or West Contra Costa, CA
  • School-based position must have access to a consistent group of students for whom they are responsible for their learning
  • Additional requirements apply in select states