Mentoring Programs

Mentoring University-based Leadership Preparation Programs in the Wallace Foundation’s UPPI Project

In collaboration with UIC’s Ed.D. program, the CUEL is one of just  three university-based institutions selected to serve as an Exemplary Principal Preparation Program Partner as a part of the Wallace Foundation’s $47 million multi-year initiative, University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI). In this work we provide partner program support directly to two universities (University of Connecticut and Western Kentucky University) that are learning about and engaging in continuous program improvement. Read more 

Mentoring Rockford Public Schools District 205 and Northern Illinois University Principal Preparation Program

Beginning Summer 2019, UIC has facilitated monthly meetings between Rockford Public Schools District 205 leadership and school leadership program faculty and administrators in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, & Foundations at Northern Illinois University.  This partnership is currently designing a specialized strand of the NIU Educational Administration MSEd Principal Preparation Program that will meet the leadership pipeline needs of Rockford Public Schools and nearby smaller districts. To achieve these goals, the Partnership collaborates on initial selection of candidates, on integrating course content with field experiences, on candidate assessment and placement into professional roles, and on assessing the impact of the program on school performance.  Read more

Read about Northern Illinois University newly enacted year-long principal residency here.