School Leadership|330c9173-9d0f-423a-b58d-f88b8fb02708;Videos and Presentations|3f6440e0-71d6-4420-bbf9-85d885ac8de5 Page ContentWhat is the state of university-based principal preparation programs? How are these essential training grounds of future school leaders viewed—by themselves as well as by the school districts that hire their graduates? Do the programs need to improve? If so, how? Nicholas Pelzer, a program officer in The Wallace Foundation's education leadership unit, describes key findings from a Wallace report about the landscape for university-based principal training programs in the United States. Pelzer was speaking at the national conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in February 2016.