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AERA is the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. 

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Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) is a leadership organization that offers deep research and practical guidance, which will help elevate the impact of any building or district leader.

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Designed for the experienced and practicing professional, the Doctor of Education in Leadership program offers opportunities for individuals in education, business, healthcare, human services, governments, and other fields.

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Educational Leadership Program Mission:  To build capacity and inspire Iowa educational leaders to transform learning systems.

Educational Leadership Program Vision:  Educational Leadership graduates will be growth-minded ethical leaders who effectively leverage their learning and resources to guide systemic improvement.

Licensure: In addition to receiving a master’s degree, the program provides a Principal Endorsement, which leads to licensure in Iowa. 

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Ed Prep Matters is published by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.  It provides key news and insights on educator preparation.

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The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (EPLS) is made up of three distinct graduate degree programs. All are designed to prepare education leaders, teachers, professors, and researchers in the fields of Higher Education and Student Affairs , Educational Leadership , and Schools, Culture, and Society.

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ERIC indexes a wide variety of journal sources. The coverage of an approved journal source is determined by an examination of three to five current issues during the source review process, but may be updated at any time. Source coverage is defined as follows:

  • Comprehensively indexed journals contain an average of 80% or more education-related articles; ERIC creates a bibliographic record for all articles in every acquired issue.
  • Selectively indexed journals contain an average of 50-79% education-related articles and are critical to topic area coverage; ERIC applies a manual article-by-article selection process and indexes only the articles that conform to the standard and criteria outlined in the ERIC selection policy.

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Dr. Doug Reeves and his team provide one-to-one support for doctoral students through phone, Skype, or personal conferences.  This is a completely free, non-commercial, and voluntary group dedicated to supporting doctoral students who want to finish their dissertation.

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Comprehensive solutions and actionable insights to tackle pressing Higher Education challenges.

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Recognized as the leading international journal on higher education studies, this publication examines educational developments throughout the world in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and vocational and education institutions. It reports on developments in both public and private higher education sectors.

Higher Education features contributions from leading scholars from different countries who tackle the problems of teachers as well as students, and of planners as well as administrators. It presents authoritative overview articles, comparative studies and analyses of particular problems or issues.

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The International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership [formerly the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration ] is committed to the practice and study of educational administration. Established in 1947 (as the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration), the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL) continues its commitment to serve the interests and needs of professors of educational administration and practicing school leaders.

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IACTE provides leadership on issues related to professional education, with primary focus on teacher education and promotes effective public policy regarding professional education, enhances and improves professional education programs at member institutions, and enhances the professional effectiveness of members.

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Whether you are looking for research-based articles, doctoral dissertations, or studies, this is the largest database of educational research in the world.

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The Science of Learning is intended to serve as a resource to teacher-educators, new teachers, and anyone in the educations profession who is interested in our best scientific understanding of how learning takes place. 

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UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.

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Graduate education is more than an investment — it’s a personal and professional commitment to achieve beyond. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or prepare for further schooling, earning a graduate degree from UNI will challenge you to reach your fullest potential.

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The Viterbo Iowa Graduate Programs in Education produce educators who are highly skilled in the art of teaching and leadership.  Graduates are student-centered reflective practitioners who work toward continuous improvement. They base decisions upon their ethical responsibility to ensure a quality education for all students. They advocate for quality educational opportunities for all students.

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This page was last updated: 2/22/23