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The minor in Leadership Studies includes an introduction to information on leadership theory, leadership styles, problem solving, resolving conflict, nurturing change within organizations, decision-making styles, small group facilitation, and systems thinking. Students must complete a 15-hour fieldwork experience in required courses.

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The minor is made up of 21 undergraduate credit hours. There is a six credit hour core consisting of Foundations of Leadership, Service Learning Seminar, and Leadership Seminar. Working with the Leadership Studies advisor, students will map out 15 additional hours from a list of approved courses dealing with leadership issues. These 15 hours come from all four academic colleges, Arts and Sciences, Education, Kelce College of Business, and Technology.

Students who enroll in this minor leave with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to enhance their ability as a leader in:

  • Any chosen field, career, or profession
  • Community Organizations
  • Graduate School, serving on teams, committees, or councils
  • Service Clubs

LDSP 601 is a Service Learning Seminar. It includes a 15-hour fieldwork experience designed by the student and approved by the professor.

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Whether you are beginning your career with a Bachelor of Science in Education or want to grow professionally with a Master's Degree or Educational Specialist, we believe this is the place for you! With accredited programs, campus, online and hybrid classes, caring faculty and staff to guide you, you can begin or continue your journey toward a rewarding life in the field of Education and Leadership.

The department offers Alternative Teaching Licensure programs in Special Education and Secondary Education. Certificates that lead to an endorsement to a teaching license in a variety of educational areas are available.

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