INSPIRE Leadership Survey Suite

    Initiative for Systemic Program Improvement through Research in Educational Leadership (INSPIRE) Surveys include a suite of evaluation resources for leadership preparation programs to produce evidence helpful in improving programs, meeting accreditation requirements, and making the case for support.

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    2016 UCEA Convention Call for Proposals

    The 2016 UCEA Convention Call for Proposals is released!

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    2016 UCEA Convention

    The 30th annual UCEA Convention will be held November 17-20, 2016 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI.

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    Policy Reports

    UCEA offers a number of in-depth peer-reviewed analyses of specific public policy issues written by Independent UCEA Researchers. A Policymaker’s Guide: Research-Based Policy for Principal Preparation Program Approval and Licensure (October 2015).

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    FIPSE LSDL Modules

    Overview and Introduction of FIPSE LSDL Modules

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    Although our member faculty and deans come from different states and regions, we all share the same goals of building knowledge for the field and providing quality preparation and lifelong learning experiences...

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    Vision, Goals, & Values

    UCEA is a community of scholars committed to the improvement of leadership and policy that supports the learning and development of ALL children. 

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About UCEA

The University Council for Educational Administration is a consortium of  higher education institutions.



The 30th annual UCEA Convention will be held November, 2016.



Resources as materials some offered freely and openly to adapt for teaching, learning, development.



Opportunities include Awards, Career, UCEA Committees, How to Get Involved in UCEA and More...


Grad Student Focus

The involvement and participation of graduate students is critical to the strength and future of the UCEA.

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 UCEA proudly hosts three leading journals that highlight the latest research in the field of educational leadership: Educational Administration Quarterly, the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, and the Journal of Research on Leadership Education.We invite you to take advantage of ...