Our partnerships with leading universities allow participants to receive advanced credit or degrees for completing NCEE offerings. NCEE also works with states and districts to offer professional learning credit toward locally-required professional development.

Our University Partners

National

American College of Education

Degree Offered
Doctorate of Education; Doctorate of Education with concentration in Instructional Leadership
Credits Waived
Up to 9 credits (NISL)
Contact

Brandman University

Degree Offered
Doctorate of Education
Credits Waived
A discount is offered for NCEE partners
Contact
Dr. Barbara Bartels, Assistant Vice Chancellor

Alabama

Samford University

Degree Offered
Education Specialist Program
Credits Waived
Up to 6 credits (NISL)
Contact
Dr. Mary Yakimowski, PhD Program Contact

California

San Diego State University

Degree Offered
Doctor of Education
Credits Waived
1 year toward a 3-year program (Dependent on successful dissertation defense; Coursework can be streamlined based on completion of NISL)

University of La Verne LaFetra College of Education

Degree Offered
Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership
Credits Waived
12 credits (out of 54) in third year of the program (NISL)

Florida

Nova Southeastern University

Degree Offered
Doctorate of Education with concentration in Educational Leadership; Master of Science in Leadership
Credits Waived
9 of 54 credits for Doctoral program (NISL), 9 of 57 for Master program (NISL)
Contact
Dr. Jorge Blanco, Executive Director of Finance and International Relations

Saint Leo University

Degree Offered
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Credits Waived
9 of 57 credits (NISL)
Contact
Dr. Fern Aefsky, Director of Graduate Studies in Education

University of North Florida

Degree Offered
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Credits Waived
Doctorate credits TBD with application. Applicants for the Executive Track may have between 3 to 9 credits waived of the 60-credit program requirement based on their professional development experiences.
Contact
Dr. David Hoppey, Associate Professor & Director of the Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership

Kentucky

Western Kentucky University

Degree Offered
Education Specialist Program
Credits Waived
Action learning (NISL) is accepted as a 6-hour research component
Contact
Todd Baldwin, NCEE State Director of Kentucky

Mississippi

Delta State University

Degree Offered
Education Specialist Program
Credits Waived
Up to 15 credits (NISL)
Contact
Dr. Jacquelyn Craven, Doctoral Program Contact

William Carey University

Credits Waived
Up to nine hours of credit (NISL); Up to three hours of credit (Superintendent Academy)
Contact
Dr. Ben Burnett, Executive Vice-President

Pennsylvania

Edinboro University

Degree Offered
Applicable to continuing education requirements (PA Act 45). The SDB is permitted to contribute as an elective to the Principal Certification programs.
Credits Waived
Up to 3 credits (System Design Benchmarking); Up to 3 credits (School Leadership Coaching Program)
Contact
Dr. Andrew Pushchak, Graduate Program Head

Shippensburg University

Degree Offered
Applicable to continuing education requirements (PA Act 45). The SDB is permitted to contribute as an elective to the Principal Certification programs.
Credits Waived
Up to 3 credits (System Design Benchmarking)
Contact
Dr. Rhonda Brunner, Director of the Education Doctoral Program

Tennessee

Freed-Hardeman University

Degree Offered
Education Specialist Program, Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership
Contact
Dr. Aarek Farmer, Associate Professor and Academic Director of Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership

Lee University

Degree Offered
Education Specialist Program; Doctor of Education
Credits Waived
9 credit hours (NISL)
Contact
Dr. Bill Estes, Dean, Helen DeVos College of Education

Lincoln Memorial University

Degree Offered
Education Specialist Program; Doctor of Education
Credits Waived
Qualified school leaders who hold an Ed.S. degree and have completed the NISL program may receive additional doctoral credit hours
Contact
Doris Battle, NCEE Director of Facilitator Development

Union University

Degree Offered
Doctorate in Education
Credits Waived
Transfer credit for NISL available to participants enrolled in a leadership degree program
Contact
Dr. Ben Phillips, Director of Ed.S. & Ed.D. P12 Programs

University of Memphis

Degree Offered
Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Contact
Doris Battle, NCEE Director of Facilitator Development

Our State Partners

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires novice principals to complete the Pennsylvania Inspired Leaders (PIL) program to receive their Level II Certification. At the core of the PIL program is the NISL curriculum, delivered by Pennsylvania Intermediate Units and other partners at eight regional sites. NCEE has also worked with other states and districts to assure that NISL participants receive professional learning units or credit towards locally-required professional development.

University professors who are NCEE-certified facilitators may deliver NISL and award credentials, a model that the state of Minnesota used with the University of Minnesota. In Mississippi, NCEE maintains a relationship with the University of Mississippi and provides training to nearby districts.

How to Become a Partner

To learn more about partnership opportunities, please contact:

 

Drea Anastasio

danastasio@ncee.org