Linda Sloat’s primary research interests focus on issues surrounding school improvement in K-12 education, including the administrator’s roles and responsibilities in the change process and leadership for learning at both the building and district level. During her extensive public school administrative career, she also focused on education for the gifted and literacy acquisition.
Intro to Educational Leadershp Multiple perspectives for understanding theory and practice in the governance and operation of complex organizations in P-12 school systems. Focusses on leadership development and the changing role of the school leader in leading learning-focused schools dedicated to significant and continuous growth for every student. Course Information: Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the College of Education or consent of instructor. Class Schedule Information: Priority will be given to department majors.
Leading Learning-Centrd Schls Provides an overview and analysis of the administrative, supervisory, and leadership functions of building-level administrators; emphasizes the design and implementation of effective educational programs on a school-wide basis; analyzes administrative tasks and processes that focus on learning-centered schools. Course Information: Prerequisite: EOL 540 or consent of instructor. Class Schedule Information: Priority will be given to department majors.
Ed Ldrshp & Prof Development Study of major issues on educational leadership and professional development. Examination of research, theories, and practices pertaining to: professional development purposes, content, context, policies, and processes; fostering and sustaining quality professional development; and the roles of teachers, school administrators and policy analysts. Course Information: Prerequisite: EOL 540 or consent of instructor.: professional development purposes, content, context, policies, and processes; fostering and sustaining quality professional development; and the roles of teachers, school administrators and policy analysts.
Clinical Experience Admin Direct experience in the study of educational problems of concern to administrators; features an action component whereby the student is provided with opportunities for assuming responsibility for decision making in a live or simulated setting; each student works under the supervision of a professor, and where possible and appropriate, a practicing administrator. Course Information: Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours; no more than 4 hours earned at the master's level. Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the EOL General Administrative or Superintendent Endorsement program and must have completed at least four EOL required courses, or consent of instructor.