Become a Transformational School or District Leader
UConn’s Education Administration Programs, housed within the Neag School of Education, are designed for current educators in Connecticut looking to advance to principal, superintendent, or other school- and district-wide leadership roles.
Earn your 092 or 093 certification while learning among the best at a top-ranked public graduate school of education and one of the nation's top public universities. Both programs prepare leaders that Connecticut’s schools and communities need and deserve, and ensure participants are ready to face today’s educational challenges on day one.
The University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) is designed to prepare qualified and capable school leaders who promote equity and excellence in schools throughout Connecticut.
After two years of part-time study, graduates are awarded the Sixth-Year Diploma and are eligible for certification endorsement as an Intermediate Administrator (092) in the state of Connecticut. UCAPP’s signature cohort model creates an invaluable network for students, who can choose from six cohort locations across the state.
The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is a transformative, 13-month opportunity for school administrators who are ready to acquire the additional skills and understanding needed for the top leadership positions in a school district. Grounded in research and best practices, participants learn from experienced superintendents in a collaborative cohort model and a rich internship experience with a mentor superintendent.
Upon completion, program graduates qualify for the Connecticut superintendent’s certificate (093). Over 70 current Connecticut superintendents have completed UConn’s ELP program to date, benefiting from its collaborative cohort model and standards of excellence.
Recent Department News
Eight outstanding graduates will be formally recognized at the Neag School’s 26th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration on March 9.
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Throughout the Spring 2024 semester, the Neag School will honor Ray Neag’s transformational gift and look forward to its next 25 years