The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) welcomes all those concerned with language arts leadership. Since 1970, CEL has assisted language arts leaders in sharing mutual problems and insights, exchanging resources, seeking the advice of successful leaders, and investigating issues of greatest concern to leaders. Learn more about CEL's history and mission.
CEL members include English/language arts leaders at all levels: classroom teachers, department heads, language arts coordinators, supervisors, consultants, resource teachers, principals, directors of instruction, college and university English educators, affiliate leaders and other exercising formal or informal leadership in their schools, districts, or states.
Join CEL by subscribing to English Leadership Quarterly. ELQ is a publication of CEL, and helps department chairs, K-12 supervisors, and other leaders in their role of improving the quality of English instruction. ELQ offers short articles on a variety of issues important to decision makers in the English language arts. ELQ is currently available only as a green (online) subscription option published in August, October, February, and April. CEL membership is $25/yr. if already an NCTE member.
Join CEL to enhance your leadership skills, to study core and controversial language arts issues, and to network with other leaders. CEL members receive the journal English Leadership Quarterly (ELQ) and may participate in the CEL Convention program, vote in CEL elections, contact CEL members for help and advice.
We invite you to take advantage of the synergy between NCTE and CEL and join an important network of leaders helping leaders!
Join CEL by subscribing to English Leadership Quarterly.
CEL membership is $25.00 per year if already an NCTE member (Individual CEL/NCTE membership is $75.00 per year)
Join CEL anytime by purchasing the CEL journal, English Leadership Quarterly in the NCTE Store to become a member of CEL. Have your credit card information ready.
Join by Phone
Contact our Customer Service Center at 877-369-6283 with your credit card information ready. Customer Service Extended Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday
Join by Mail
Complete the membership form and send with payment to: 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL, 61801-1096.
The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) is a collaborative, dynamic, discussion-based forum for English language arts leaders to explore current and emerging issues. CEL welcomes the involvement of all persons who wish to work with others to seek solutions to problems and to share their special insights with others. Leaders of English programs in a variety of settings--rural or urban, small districts or large, public or private, traditional or experimental--will find a vibrant forum for exploring contrasting and controversial ideas within CEL.