Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship Costs & Time Commitment

Program Tuition

Program tuition for the fellow-in-training, supported by the academic institution, is $5,000 for the yearlong program. Program tuition includes the completion of a program orientation, 9 online modules delivered through the APTA Learning Center, three required on-site courses (includes meals), mentoring provided throughout the program, and networking conference calls.

A total of 31 continuing education units (CEUs) (3,100 contact hours) are provided for the completion of the 9 online modules.

Upon acceptance into the Education Leadership Institute Fellowship, a $1,500 deposit is required to confirm attendance in April. The balance of $3,500 is due prior to the orientation in July.

Other Costs

Additional costs associated with this program include a $50.00 application and processing fee, travel and hotel accommodations for the three required onsite sessions (October, March, and July) situated throughout the United States. Other costs associated with the online learning modules relate to accessing or purchasing required reading texts. 

Time Commitment

  • The program spans one year.
  • The three required onsite courses include two full days each plus travel.
  • Online learning requires review of modular content, text and article readings, journaling, and outside assignments (refer to online module CEUs awarded in the curriculum).
  • Opportunities are provided to interact with content expert faculty and mentors.