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Educational Leadership Internet Resources

Kym Schow

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Kym Schow
Access Services - Office 109C
phone: 254-968-9871

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.


American Association of School Administrators (AASA) - is the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.

American Institutes for Research - is a not-for-profit corporation which performs basic and applied research, provides technical support, and conducts analyses based on methods of behavioral and social sciences.

Center on Education Policy - is the national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools. The Center helps Americans better understand the role of public education in a democracy and the need to improve the academic quality of public schools.

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) - is a nationwide, non-profit organization composed of public officials who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the states, the US extra-state jurisdictions, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Education Activity. The CCSSO works on behalf of the state agencies that serve pre K-12 students throughout the nation.

Institute for Educational Leadership's mission is to improve education -- and the lives of children and their families -- through positive and visionary change. The Institute and its partners work to strengthen leadership, enhance school/family/community connections, and improve policies and systems in state and local government.

Learning Point Associates - applies research and evaluation, direct professional services, and policy knowledge to create change at every level of the education system—classroom, school, district, state and national – particularly in afterschool services, literacy, district and school improvement, and educator quality.

Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) - offers practical, research-based solutions for teachers, principals, superintendents and trainers.

National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) - Conduct customized searches to locate NCES publications and data products. Browse the contents of publications or download data files. Also includes A-Z subject lists.

National Council of Professors of Educational Administration - sponsors two annual professional meetings and a job bank.

National Education Association (NEA) - The nation's largest professional employee organization, NEA is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 2.7 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL) - Part of the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, REL is a network of ten laboratories that serves the educational needs of designated regions by providing access to high quality, scientifically valid education research through applied research and development projects, studies, and related technical assistance activities.

Texas Educator Certification  - Information on obtaining teacher certification in Texas.

Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) - Nonprofit educators' association dedicated to promoting, providing, and developing leadership for school administrators.

Texas Association of School Boards - Voluntary, nonprofit, statewide educational association that provides advocacy, services, and products for local Texas school districts. 

Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) - is committed to raise public awareness about the critical problems facing educational leadership through its public relations and legislative programs, and to developing and training its members to be capable leaders.

Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration (TCPEA) - meets twice annually in conjunction with TASA,  sponsors the Graduate Research Exchange, and publishes the School Leadership Review.

Texas Education Agency - the administrative unit for primary and secondary public education in Texas.

Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) - Provides leadership training, networking opportunities, information and support for principals and supervisors

U.S. Department of Education's mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans. This award-winning web site is part of our effort to pursue that mission and help America reach the National Education Goals. It offers a range and an ever-growing collection of information about the Department, including our initiatives and priorities, grant opportunities, offices, publications, research and statistics.

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Leadership Program for Teachers - Offers professional development and leadership opportunities to teachers.

See also the Tarleton Libraries’ Education Internet Links.