Membership is open to professors of Educational Leadership programs, graduate students or those in related fields in Alabama and other educators who have an interest in these programs.

The Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership (AAPEL) is a non-profit professional society organized for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a collegial and collaborative organization in the State of Alabama.  In addition, this organization exists for the purpose of:
(1) promoting continuous dialog among Educationalleadership professors;
(2) exploring and promoting research, thus making distinctive contributions to the field;
(3) recognizing and examining strengths and weaknesses in Educational leadership programs,
(4) establishing informational and professional linkages with the State Department of Education and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education; and
(5) perpetuating a positive vision for Alabama Schools and other educational institutions