UCEA Cuba Trip 2018


The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is proud to announce an opportunity to take a delegation to Cuba, March 12-17, 2018. This delegation will be developed in cooperation with the Cuban Ministry of Education and offers a unique opportunity to meet directly with our Cuban counterparts as we learn about the challenges and advances of the Cuban education system. Be sure to enroll before December 12 to take part in this exciting opportunity.

Preliminary Topics

  1. The Cuban Education System
  2. Educational Leadership Practice and Preparation
  3. Equity and Diversity
  4. Cuban Culture, Community and Politics

Program Resources

 Quick Facts about the Cuban Education System

  • The Cuban Education system is ranked as one of the top education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • With a population of over 11 million people, Cuba has a literacy rate of over 97% as a result of their commitment to providing education to all citizens.
  • The Cuban education system is 100% subsidized from elementary through university and graduate level programs. This commitment represents 13% of the overall National Cuban Budget.
  •  Cuban schools are an integral part of the community structure, coordinating with the community health care system and family services.

Additional details regarding the structure of the education system in Cuba can be found at