The Department of Educational Leadership
We offer you a warm welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership at The University of Montana! Historically recognized for its ability to educate organizational leaders, The Department of Educational Leadership is made up of faculty who are dedicated to effective teaching, scholarship and service. All of our programs carry international, national, regional and state accreditation and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the Montana Board of Public Education.
UMT EdLead Student Leslie Caye Advances Indian Education for All (IEFA)
Leslie Caye, a Master's of Educational Leadership at UM's Phyllis J. Washington College of Education, helps advance Montana's Indian Education for All initiative in Ronan Public Schools. As Ronan's Indian Education for All Coordinator Leslie has raised considerable funding that enables students to explore their creativity while learning about the traditional craftsmanship of the Kootenai people.
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Pursuing an Administrative License? Learn about Field Experience and Licensure
Field experiences are completed at different levels by ALL Teacher/Administrator Education Program students. Field experiences provide an opportunity for candidates to interact with professionals in the field; to participate in and observe a range of students, levels, and programs; to identify and develop skills necessary for teaching; and to determine if there is commitment to the teaching profession. The field experiences help faculty evaluate the candidate's potential as a teacher. National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) program goals and learning outcomes are used in evaluation.
Recent Faculty Presentations/Publications
McCaw, W. P., & Zielaski, D. H. (2013, September). Formative Assessment, Common Core State Standards, and Smarter Balance Assessments. Invited presentation to the administration and faculty of Sentinel High School, Missoula County Public Schools, Missoula, MT.
Stewart. C., Raskin, C., & D. Zielaski, (2012) Barriers to District Level Educational Reform: A State Wide Study of Minnesota School Superintendents. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, (7) 3.
Evans, R. (2012). It's the Future, Not a Fad. Montana Council on Educational Leadership, Facility Planning Presentation, Billings, MT.
Matt, J. & O'Reilly, F. (2012). How has NCLB Changed the Face of Leadership in Public Schools? Montana Council on Educational Leadership, School Building Presentation, Billings, MT.
Kero, P. (2012). Neuroscience Implication for School Leadership (Leadership and the Brain). Montana Council on Educational Leadership, Session II, Billings, MT.
McCaw, W.P. (2012). Achieving the Goal: Considerations for Leaders in a Challenging Environment. Montana Council on Educational leadership, Session III, Billings, MT.
Matt, J., McCaw, B., O'Reilly, F., Kero, P., & Stewart, C. (2012). Introduction to the Montana Rural Principal Cohort. Montana Council on Educational leadership, Session IV, Billings, MT.
Stewart, C. (2012). Barriers to District Level Educational Reform:A State Wide Study Of Minnesota School Superintendents. American Educational Research Association, Div A, Paper Presentation, Vancouver, BC.
Kero, P., Matt, J., McCaw, W., O'Reilly, F., & Stewart, C. (2012). Transformative Intercultural Experiences in Higher Education. Presented at the 8th International Globilization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA.
Matt, J., & O'Reilly, F. (2012). Dealing With Outrageous Online Comments. School Administrator, 11-12.
Matt, J., & O'Reilly, F. (2012). The Selection of Gifted Students: Did Malcolm Gladwell Overstate the Role of Relative Age in the Gifted Program Selection Process? Gifted Child Today, 35(2), 123-127.