Principal Preparation Initiatives

Principals’ leadership is a critical factor in schools’ success, and school leader preparation programs play a key role in facilitating that success. Specific strategies and resources can support the growth of a strong pipeline of principals who are able to lead teaching and learning in today’s schools.

Understanding principal preparation programs and their benchmarks for quality is a critical aspect of AACTE’s current work. With support from the Wallace Foundation, AACTE engages higher education and PK-12 partners in research, professional development opportunities, and collaborative initiatives focused on strengthening the quality and effectiveness of principal preparation programs.

Learn more about AACTE – Wallace Foundation partnership

Latest Webinars

  • Principal Pipeline Initiative: Laying the Foundation

    This series of webinars highlights efforts to assess and improve the quality of school leader preparation and support. These webinars are available at no cost to AACTE members courtesy of a grant from The Wallace Foundation as part of its Principal Pipeline Initiative.

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  • Principal Pipeline Initiative: Building the Partnerships

    This series of webinars highlights efforts to assess and improve the quality of school leader preparation and support. These webinars are available at no cost to AACTE members courtesy of a grant from The Wallace Foundation as part of its Principal Pipeline Initiative.

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  • Principal Pipeline Initiative: Assessing and Enhancing Commitment

    This series of webinars highlights efforts to assess and improve the quality of school leader preparation and support. These webinars are available at no cost to AACTE members courtesy of a grant from The Wallace Foundation as part of its Principal Pipeline Initiative.

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  • Principal Pipeline Initiative: Expanding the Framework

    This series of webinars highlights efforts to assess and improve the quality of school leader preparation and support. These webinars are available at no cost to AACTE members courtesy of a grant from The Wallace Foundation as part of its Principal Pipeline Initiative.

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  • Assessing Principal Preparation Program Quality

    Over the summer, AACTE surveyed its members with principal preparation programs to better understand the characteristics of such programs and to identify areas in which members would like assistance. Program evaluation was one such area—which is not surprising, because evaluating preparation program quality is necessarily complex. It can be challenging to identify indicators of program quality, develop needed resources (including data and personnel), and navigate the political terrain that is often associated with program evaluation. In this webinar, Dr. Brad Portin of the University of Washington Bothell will discuss how the university is measuring the quality of its principal preparation program. He will also share his observations from the work he conducts with the Wallace Foundation for its Principal Pipeline Initiative.

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  • Assessing School Leader Preparation Program Quality

    Assessing School Leader Preparation Program Quality: An Update on the Quality Measures Tool Join AACTE for the second in a series of webinars on efforts to assess and improve the quality of school leader preparation program. Learn how the Education Development Center Quality Measures™ tool has helped school leader preparation programs assess their strengths and weaknesses and improve the quality of their curriculum, pedagogy, and clinical components. This webinar is FREE for AACTE members courtesy of a grant from The Wallace Foundation as part of its Principal Pipeline Initiative.

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