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University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)
The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is devoted to improving the practice of school leadership and the preparation of educational administrators. UCEA is a nationwide voluntary association of colleges and universities that have programs in educational leadership and administration. The organization seeks to fulfill its mission by Supporting research on topics relevant to leadership preparation and practice Increasing the dissemination and accessibility of research on educational administration Improving the professional development available to pre-service administrators, educational practitioners, and preparation program faculty Encouraging and facilitating the distribution of new methods (reform) for both preparation and practice, and Advancing policy issues that affect educational administration at all levels of government From a founding membership of 15 institutions, UCEA now has 80 university members located in 34 states as well the United Kingdom and China. The initial idea for the Council came from the Middle Atlantic Region of the Cooperative Program in ...