CEEDAR Center: Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform

The CEEDAR Center: Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center (CEEDAR) is designed to help State Education Agencies (SEAs), Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) create aligned professional learning systems that provide teachers and leaders effective opportunities to learn how to improve core and specialized instruction in inclusive settings that enable students with disabilities to achieve college and career ready standards. The technical assistance (TA) effort is organized around universal, targeted, and intensive TA supports. AIR, as subcontractor to University of Florida, is taking the lead in intensive TA.

The Center provides intensive TA supports to 20 states. Intensive TA services, tailored to the needs of each state, seek to reform and align the areas of licensure standards, teacher and leader preparation and induction, and personnel evaluation data systems to inform preparation program improvement. CEEDAR provides responsive technical assistance through knowledge building of evidence-based research and practice. CEEDAR also supports implementation of the research into school-based instruction and practices through online tools and resources, leadership development, collaborative teams of stakeholders, and ongoing learning opportunities.

Director(s): Mary Brownell, University of Florida, Lynn Holdheide, AIR

TA Providers Email: ceedar@coe.ufl.edu

Specialty Area

  • Alternative Routes to Certification
  • Education Leadership
  • Educator Preparation
  • Equity
  • Evidence Based Practices & Scaling Up
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Personal Preparation
  • System Alignment

Primary Audience

  • State Education Agencies


  • Consulting
  • Content Expertise
  • Convening Stakeholders
  • Facilitation



Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah

Level of Support


Additional Information

Other Services Provided: CEEDAR operates in the policy lever areas of educator preparation reform; certification and licensure; and preparation program evaluation; approval; and/or review (including data systems). Additionally; we have areas of emphasis; within those policy areas that include data collection and use; state systems alignment; and equity and access.