The Cullman Center Institute for Teachers
“Cullman Center workshops are the very best professional development I have been involved in. They have immediate impact on my teaching. I always return to school excited to put into practice some element of what I've learned.” — David Wilson
The Cullman Center Institute for Teachers offers two distinct programs for professional development that give teachers an opportunity to enrich their understanding of the humanities and research in one of the world's great libraries. The Institute is located in The New York Public Library's landmark building on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street at The Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
Our Spring Seminars, which last a day, are free. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Summer Seminars last a week. Participants receive a $300 stipend, all required books and materials, a private office with networked computer at the Cullman Center, and breakfast and lunch each day. There is also an opportunity to receive graduate credit through Adams State College. Click here for details.
Space is limited. Any full-time teacher, school librarian, or administrator is welcome to apply; priority is given to public school teachers in the New York metropolitan area.
Special funding for the Cullman Center's Institute for Teachers is generously provided by Helen and Roger Alcaly and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History.
"Your dedication and generosity to NYC public school teachers are truly remarkable — a much appreciated reminder that teaching is a noble profession. You show that in everything you do.” — Cinda Becker
“The opportunity to engage in such a deep intellectual pursuit made me feel valued both as a teacher and a person. No one values and treats teachers better than the Cullman Center!” — Kim Kelly
Spring Seminars 2016
We are no longer accepting applications for the Spring 2016 Seminars. The deadline to apply was January 17th, 2016. These seminars are not open to the public. They are only for teachers who have applied and been accepted into the program.