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Urban Educational Leadership
Urban Educational Leadership

The Center for Educating Urban Educational Leaders (CDUEL) is dedicated to conducting rigorous research and developing exemplary school leaders to produce high quality schooling experience for urban children across America. CDUEL was founded in October 2006 with the generous support of Peter Bennett ’63.

Since its inception, CDUEL has persistently been working toward its commitment to improve urban schools and close the achievement gap between low-income urban students and their middle class peers by selecting, educating, and placing passionate competent urban school leaders.


We offer an Educational Leadership Master’s degree (UPAL) where students take courses online during the fall and spring semesters and attend two concurrent summers of a 5-week program to complete their degree in just 14 months. Why wait?