The 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) provides high quality, equity-centered professional learning for educational leaders of schools and districts in California that receive Title II funds. Programs are no-cost to participants and include leadership coaching, as well as an emphasis on improving instruction and achievement outcomes (including through distance learning) for English Learners, students with disabilities, low income students, and other historically marginalized students.
As our first year drew to a close in 2021, the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) State Center co-constructed the Cohort 1 Guidance Document to create more cohesion across the professional learning approaches: Communities of Practice, Localized Professional Learning, and...Read more about 21CSLA Guidance Document (May 1, 2023)
Who We Are
Since 1999, the Leadership Programs' flagship, the Principal Leadership Institute, has prepared more than 600 educational leaders for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond with a focus on creating more equitable schools for vulnerable and historically underserved students. The Leadership Programs offer degrees for aspiring and early career administrators including a master’s degree; the Clear Administrative Services Credential through its Leadership Support Program; and a doctorate through Leaders for Equity and Democracy.
The work of UCLA Ed&IS is guided by the principles of individual responsibility and social justice, an ethic of caring, and commitment to the communities we serve. UCLA Ed&IS is dedicated to inquiry, the advancement of knowledge, the improvement of professional practice, and service to the education and information professions. They develop future generations of scholars, teachers, information professionals, and institutional leaders.
CSMP works to improve teaching and learning by offering comprehensive, content-focused professional learning for educators and by sustaining collaborative networks. Administered by the UC Office of the President in concurrence with the California Department of Education, the State Board of Education, California State University, the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing and many other institutions, CSMP is an active provider within the CDE’s statewide system of support effort. In the last year, 25,000 educators from 1,256 school districts across California attended CSMP programming for improving instructional practice.