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EdPrepLab conducts, collects, and disseminates high-quality research on equity-focused educator preparation that is grounded in the science of learning and development.

EdPrepLab seeks out and highlights successful and productive practices from across teacher and leader preparation, emphasizing research that informs the field and supports programs that are interested in continuous improvement toward ambitious goals. To this end, EdPrepLab will share and occasionally conduct research that links program characteristics to teacher and student outcomes in pk-12 classrooms. 

Additionally, EdPrepLab gathers and supports research that documents program outcomes, such as employer and candidate perceptions of preparation, graduates’ practices in the classroom, and graduates’ performance on performance assessments.

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[Chart] Phase 1: Surfaced core beliefs and developed theory of action; Phase 3: Created a coherent program of study
Journal Article

Lessons Learned From Designing a Principal Preparation Program: Equity, Coherence, and Collaboration

This article examines the planning and initial stages of Western Kentucky University’s (WKU) efforts to redesign the curriculum in their principal preparation program.

Cycle of Inquiry: Finding and Solving Preparation Program Problems
Research Report

What Makes a Leadership Preparation Program Exemplary?

Published in the Journal of Research on Leadership Education, this research article conceptualizes the composition of an exemplary leadership preparation program (LPP). The researchers reviewed three exemplary LPPs and found that continuous improvement is critical to their cultivation.