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    Educational Administration and Leadership

    David 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
    K-State's interdisciplinary minor in leadership studies focuses on leadership development, personal development, and on-site experiences. The program will provide you with such fundamental knowledge as historic and current leadership theories and the processes of political, societal, and cultural change.

    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:

    EDADL 212Introduction to Leadership Concepts2
    EDADL 350Culture and Context in Leadership3
    EDADL 405Leadership in Practice2
    EDADL 450Senior Seminar in Leadership2
    You must earn at least 9 additional hours to complete the minor, with at least one 3-hour course from each of the following areas (see your advisor for specific choices):

    Theories of leadership/organizational behavior
    Foundations and applications of leadership

    For more information
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    Fax: 785-532-6542

    Educational administration and leadership courses
    University General Education courseEDADL 212. Introduction to Leadership Concepts. (2) I, II, S. This course is organized to provide students with a broad overview of leadership theories, an introduction to ethical decision making, examination of personal leadership styles, and current societal issues for leaders. Pr.: None.

    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 775. Readings in Education. (1-3) I, II, S. Readings in research and application in specialized areas in education. May be taken more than once. Pr.: FSHS 110.

    EDADL 786. Topics in Education. (1-3) I, II, S. Examination of current topic in specialization of faculty. Varied topics offered each semester so course may be repeated. Pr.: FSHS 110.

    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.

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    dAdvising dSecondary Education Teaching Fields dEducational Administration and Leadership
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