Lincoln Center Institute works with institutions of higher education in a number of ways.

LCI Consultancies

LCI provides Consultancy services for university faculty and students. Participants engage with works of art in ways that help cultivate creative, imaginative, and innovative thinking, and learn how to implement these experiences for their own students. These consultancies are appropriate for Education schools as well as faculty and students from all disciplines who are interested in developing capacities for imaginative learning. Read more about LCI Consultancies.

International Educator Workshops

Professors and students of education who wish to investigate Imaginative Learning, but lack the institutional support for a Consultancy, may wish to attend an International Educator Workshops. These one-week experiences immerse educators at all levels in Imaginative Learning. These workshops serve as excellent introductions to our practice and how it might be taught and implemented. Learn more about International Educator Workshops.

Teacher Education Partnerships

Colleges and universities within a 30-mile radius of Lincoln Center may be eligible to become Teacher Education sites. Education departments at these campuses work closely with LCI to introduce students to imaginative learning in a number of courses and at a variety of levels—from units in introductory courses to opportunities to student teach at LCI partnering schools. For each course there are in-depth planning sessions between faculty members, LCI staff, and LCI teaching artists. In addition, several campuses have established courses devoted to LCI's acclaimed arts curriculum and, in most cases, imaginative learning has been strategically incorporated over a sequence of courses.

LCI currently partners with 8 local colleges and universities:

  • Bank Street College of Education
  • Brooklyn College (CUNY)
  • City College of New York (CUNY)
  • Hunter College (CUNY)
  • Lehman College (CUNY)
  • Queens College (CUNY)
  • St. John’s University (with campuses in Manhattan, on Staten Island, and in Queens)
  • Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University
  • Teachers College (Step program and Summer Principals Academy) 

The Institute also maintains unique partnerships with the English Education Program and the Superintendents Work Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University; the National Principals Leadership Institute at Fordham University; and the NYC Teaching Fellows certification program.

If you'd like more information about becoming a Teacher Education site, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 212.875.5535.


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