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The Minor in Leadership Studies promotes college student leadership development by educating undergraduate students for and about leadership in a complex world. The goal of the minor is to prepare students to serve effectively in formal and informal leadership roles in campus, local, national, and global contexts. Faculty and students in the minor are dedicated to advancing the field of leadership studies by building upon and critically evaluating existing theoretical, research-based, and practical knowledge. Core courses in the minor are sequenced to meet increasingly complex sets of learning outcomes across cognitive, personal development, and group/organizational domains. Students in the minor are exposed to diverse theories and perspectives on leadership and are encouraged to apply analytical skills to develop their own working philosophy of leadership that will serve them in organizational and career contexts. Civic engagement and multicultural competence are viewed as necessary requirements for leadership.
The first 20 qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis each semester. In order to apply for the minor in Leadership Studies, students must have:
Completed at least 30 credit hours prior to application to the program.
Be in good academic standing.
Completed EDCP 217 with a C- or better.
Been admitted into the Minor prior to the completion of the final 9 credits of Minor coursework and no later than one full academic year before the expected date of graduation.
The Minor in Leadership Studies consists of 18 credit hours. No more than six credits can also be applied to a student's major, and no more than six credits may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland College Park. No course with an earned grade below C- may count towards the minor.
EDCP 217 - Introduction to Leadership
EDCP 315 - Leadership in Groups and Organizations
EDCP 318 - Applied Contextual Leadership
EDCP 418 - Leadership and Identity
EDCP 417 - Advanced Leadership Seminar
Students must choose two 3-credit courses, at least one of the courses must be at the 300 level or higher, from an approved list of electives. For the list of approved courses and additional details regarding the Minor in Leadership Studies, please visit www.education.umd.edu/edcp/leadership.
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