UCEA - University Council on Educational Administration in the USA
The University Council for Educational Administration is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. This is fulfilled by:
- Promoting, sponsoring, and disseminating research on the essential problems of schooling and leadership practice;
- Improving the preparation and professional development of educational leaders and professors; and,
- Positively influencing local, state, and national educational policy.
More than 50 years ago, the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) was founded by 15 universities, the Kellogg Foundation, and the regional Centers for Educational Administration, all of whom recognized the need for inter-university collaboration to build a knowledge base of research and effective practice for the field of educational administration. The organization has a rich history. As the years passed, the organization grew. Today, UCEA has become a collective of top research institutions with programs in educational leadership and policy and the leading professional organization for professors of educational leadership and policy.
Importantly, the UCEA community and influence expands far beyond its member universities. Because UCEA members prepare future leaders for schools and school systems, the UCEA community extends into districts, schools, and classrooms--the very spaces where children learn and grow. UCEA is also a part of several national networks of educational administration organizations focused on improving the field, including the National Policy Board for Educational Administration.