Providing Opportunities to Learn for Teachers and Leaders

CEEDAR stands for “Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform”

We help states and institutes of higher education reform their teacher and leader preparation programs, revise licensure standards to align with reforms, refine personnel evaluation systems, and realign policy structures and professional learning systems.

Special Issues Brief

This Special Issues Brief from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR Center) and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) outlines essential features for providing high-quality, structured, and sequenced opportunities to practice within teacher preparation programs.

Cross-State Convening

We recently hosted, in collaboration with the IRIS Center, a convening for our intensive technical assistance (TA) participants from across the United States. Representatives from the CEEDAR state teams met to network with a focus on teacher and leader preparation reform and policy levers that can influence improvement and coherence.

Upcoming Webinar

This webinar covers a topic in education. It features a panel of speakers who are considered experts in that topic area.

Congratulations to Siena Heights University!

Congratulations to Siena Heights University, the recipient of our IHE Spotlight honor.

In Their Own Words

Testimonials from people who make CEEDAR’s work a success

Shireen Pavri

Professor from California State University Long Beach explains how CEEDAR efforts led to developing a new dual-licensure program at CSULB.

Lynn Holdheide

Listen to Lynn from the American Institutes for Research explain how CEEDAR initiatives can help to remedy special education teacher shortages.

David Hill

David Hill from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission explains how agencies within a state can avoid working in silos.

Is Your State Ready to Implement ESSA?

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will affect your state’s certification process for special education teachers. The CEEDAR Center can help your state department of education or licensing agency make appropriate changes to account for this new legislation. Simply fill out a Targeted Technical Assistance form to start the process.

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