Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE)
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The Leadership Studies program 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. The Minor also encourages students to identify a working philosophy of leadership that can advance students’ thinking around ethics, civic engagement, and the importance of working within diverse and multicultural environments. These areas are critical aspects of leadership that require faculty and students to build and critically evaluate existing theoretical, research-based, and practical knowledge of leadership. Students in the Minor can use their knowledge, skills, and competencies gained from this academic program to enhance their sense of self, engagement with others, and better identify their values in future aspirations. Core courses in the Minor are sequenced to meet increasingly complex sets of learning outcomes across cognitive, personal development, and group/organizational domains.
In order to apply for the Certificate or Minor in Leadership Studies, students must:
Application Procedures and Forms:
Applications will be made available as an online form, during select times each semester, for a period of two weeks. The application will ask eligible students to identify demographic information, a list of (on and off-campus) involvements (if any), and respond to three short-essay questions. Applicants must also provide a resume and an unofficial University transcript.
After the closing application date, applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified within two to three weeks by email.
Certificate Completion Requirements
The CHSE Certificate in Leadership Studies consists of 21 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 Certificate.
Requirements for the Certificate: (21 total credits)
Minor Completion Requirements
· The CHSE Minor in Leadership Studies consists of 15 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.
Requirements for the Minor (15 total hours)*
Contact Leadership Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and interests in the Minor.
The Leadership Studies program is a partnership between the College of Education and the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Center for Campus Life. More information is also listed at: