This video series, funded by the Wallace Foundation, shows how Illinois successfully revamped requirements for preparation of principals.
In the News
Pressure Mounts on Higher Ed to Improve Principal Preparation, Education Week (January 2017). "Only 2 states - Illinois and Tennessee - use "well-developed" policies in the five "high leverage" areas listed below to approve principal-preparation programs and award licenses/certificates, according to the University Council for Educational Administration."
A recent publication by the Institute of Medicine titled Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation offers recommendations for building a workforce that is unified by the foundation of the science of child development and early learning for the development and early learning of children from birth through age 8. Illinois is cited in this report as the only state to have a principal endorsement that not only certifies principals for PreK through Grade 12 but also includes competencies that principals must master with early childhood, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners.
University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Webinar Series:
Getting Principal Preparation Right - Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00pm EST - Join UCEA for an engaging conversation detailing how members of the UCEA consortium have distinguished themselves from the broader field of educational leadership preparation providers and addressing critics of the field.