Center for Leadership and Learning

The Center for Leadership and Learning

A Center for Innovation and 21st Century Partnerships


Our vision is to develop leadership capacity at all levels for a future that constantly redefines itself.


Our mission is to prepare and to promote interdisciplinary school leadership teams who work collaboratively to enhance the learning of students and educators, as well as the overall effectiveness of schools. This mission will be accomplished through the cultivation of authentic professional learning communities, the conferment of advanced degrees, the pursuit and dissemination of action research, and the initiation and strengthening of twenty-first century partnerships designed to inform decision- and policymakers at the local, state, and national levels.


Degrees and Programs

M.Ed. - School Counseling and Leadership

This program is designed to prepare candidates for a degree and eligibility for Arkansas licensure as a school counselor leader.

M.Ed. - Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

This program is designed to prepare candidates for a degree, and eligibility for Arkansas Department of Education licensure as a curriculum leader. Authentic classroom experiences, representative of daily situations school leaders encounter, are integrated into courses. 

M.Ed. - Educational Leadership

This is a performance-based program of study designed to prepare future school principals and assistant principals. Candidates produce a professional portfolio as evidence of competency in the six standards for licensure: educational leadership, school management, school climate, community relations, curriculum management and data collection and analysis.

Ed.S. - Educational Leadership

This program is based on the value-added concept of school leader preparation from the building leadership to the district level leadership positions, such as superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.

Ed.D. - Educational Leadership

This is a degree that is intended for scholar/practitioners who will be involved in field-based applied research in partnership with schools, or other educational agencies, and who will apply new knowledge and skills at work, and as a result improve learning and achievement in schools. 


Contact the CLL

Center for Leadership and Learning

Crabaugh Hall 124 

1310 El Paso Avenue

Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 498-6022