Educational Administration and LeadershipDavid Thompson, Chair
Professors Bailey, Shoop, Stewart, and Thompson; Associate Professors Bosco, Devin, Miller, Salsberry, and Scott; Assistant Professors Karim and Siefers; Adjunct Professors Bagby, Doll, Franklin, Gould, and Lumley; Emeritus: Keys and Wilson.
Leadership studies minor
The minor requires 18 semester hours. Some of these courses may already be part of your major, while others will be courses taken to enhance your program of study. Four core courses are required:
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Educational administration and leadership courses
EDADL 213. Applied Leadership Skills. (3) I, II, S. This course provides opportunities for all interested students to be introduced to leadership skills application, with emphasis on practice in supervised clinical settings. Pr.: None.
EDADL 350. Culture and Context in Leadership. (3) I, II. This course is organized to provide students with a formal opportunity to integrate their course and leadership experiences in light of contemporary issues in the study of leadership behavior across cultures and contexts. The course is based on the current research and writing that introduce and discuss the impact of culture and context on the concept of leadership and development of individuals as interculturally competent leaders. Pr.: EDADL 212, sophomore standing.
EDADL 405. Leadership in Practice. (2) I, II. Students will identify a leadership setting associated with their academic major, in a community or business organization, or through a student leadership position. The students will observe and participate in these leadership settings as a means of integrating and applying theory to practice. Students will analyze what transpires in their leadership settings through class discussions, weekly worksheets, and a synthesis paper. Pr.: EDADL 212.
EDADL 430. Women and Leadership. (3) II. This course addresses issues related to leadership as it intersects with women's studies scholarship, such as: women's styles of leadership, women and competition, sexism in the workplace, gender differences in communication, and feminist models of leadership. This course will explore issues related to women's leadership development in the theoretical contexts of leadership studies and women's studies. Pr.: EDADL 212 or WOMST 105.
EDADL 450. Senior Seminar in Leadership Studies. (2) I, II. Foundation texts of leadership studies as well as current research will be highlighted. The goal of this course is to assist students in the integration of their academic leadership course work and leadership experiences in preparation for their roles as members of the contemporary work force. Pr.: EDADL 212, 350, 405, or conc. senior standing.
EDADL 502. Independent Study in Education. (0-3) I, II, S. Selected topics in professional education. Maximum of three hours applicable toward degree requirements. Pr.: Consent of department head.
EDADL 770. Educational Change and Technology. (2) II. This course deals with educational change, teaming, and information literacy. Three thrusts are considered: the emerging technologies and educational change, shaping change with technology, and the use of technology/ information literacy to transform teaching and learning. Pr.: Teaching experience.
EDADL 795. Problems in Education. Credit arranged. I, II, S. Selected students are permitted to secure specialized training appropriate to the needs of the individual. The student's project may involve intensive library investigation in a special field or the collection and analysis of data pertinent to a given problem. All work is done independently under the direction of a faculty member. As many conferences are held as necessary to assure successful completion of a project. Pr.: Background of courses necessary for the problem undertaken and consent of instructor.