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Vision, Goals, & Values

UCEA Vision

UCEA is a community of scholars committed to the improvement of leadership and policy that supports the learning and development of ALL children.  UCEA actively initiates and leads educational reform efforts through its high quality research and preparation programs.  UCEA institutions work collaboratively with schools and educational agencies to positively influence local, state, and national educational policy.  UCEA constantly questions and reevaluates its practice and beliefs to ensure its effectiveness and relevance.

UCEA Goals

UCEA is a consortium of research/doctoral granting institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. In realizing this purpose, we:

  • Promote, sponsor, and disseminate research on the essential problems of schooling and leadership practice
  • Improve the preparation and professional development of educational leaders and professors
  • Positively influence local, state, and national educational policy

UCEA Values

UCEA is a community of learners that values:

  • Learning and social development for ALL children
  • Contributions of educational leaders to the success of all children
  • Systematic inquiry that is relevant, integral, and essential to the success of children, schools, and school leaders
  • Quality and excellence in the preparation of school leaders and professors
  • Collaboration with schools, other educational and service agencies, and professional organizations
  • Professional community, collegiality and respect for diverse perspectives
  • Educational and social policy that positively support the learning and development of all children
  • Diversity, equity, and social justice in all educational organizations