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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Leadership

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132 Gildemeister Hall
507.457.5345, Fax: 507.457.5882
WSU-Rochester, 201 East Hall
Rochester: 507.285.7488, Fax: 507.285.7170
Education Leadership website
George Morrow, Chairperson


Mary Jane Guy, Professor; BA, George Washington University; MAT, Longwood College; PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; 1992 -
Robert Howman, Associate Professor; BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; MS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; MS, EdD, College of William and Mary; 2013 -
George Morrow, Professor; BA, Iowa State University; MA, EdD, Teachers College-Columbia University; 2008 -
Theresa Waterbury, Associate Professor; BS, Winona State University; MEd, University of Minnesota; PhD, Capella University; 1999 -


The department is primarily a graduate program with several undergraduate affiliations. The House Interest Communities are a means for students living in the dormitories to associate with like-minded students and spend time together focused on that interest. The Health Leadership and Administration program is an on-line, cohort program for students with an AA degree, looking for a career in allied health. The department offers undergraduate courses in both programs, the departmental concentrations lead only to the Master of Science degree and Education Specialist degree. (See the Graduate Catalog for program descriptions.) For a list of undergraduate courses offered, go to course descriptions and filter for courses with the prefix EL.

House Interest Communities

West Campus living offers students a unique educational opportunity in a residential setting where community, experience, and exploration are celebrated. Students living in Lourdes, Tau, and Maria Halls are given the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, and students through the House Interest Community. Members of the House Interest Communities organize events and activities based on a topic through a one credit Topics Seminar (EL 201). In this class, students discuss issues and organize events under the facilitation of a faculty instructor and a community mentor. The House Interest Communities for 2014-2015 are: Leadership, Mississippi River, Outdoor Adventure, Health and Wellness, Green Living, Global Awareness, and Career Explorations. Students can propose new topics each year.

Health Leadership and Administration (HLA)

The HLA program is a 48 credit, on-line, cohort-based program enabling students to develop a set of competencies in the healthcare environment beyond their associate degree and work experience. Specifically targeted are skills in: communication and relationship management; leadership and critical thinking; professionalism; knowledge of the healthcare environment; and business skills and knowledge. A two, three or four year plan of study is available. More information is available on the Healthcare Leadership & Administration website.

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