EDUC 701 - Leadership Theory and Practice: Critical Issues in Educational Leadership and Higher Education
This course is a critical analysis of leadership theory and practice, with an emphasis on how awareness of a strength’s philosophy can increase leadership effectiveness. The course intends to identify and define the connections between the professional dispositions and skills of doctoral students applied to educational leadership and relevant educational issues. Using group discussions, research papers, and individual reflection, students will develop and evaluate theoretical principles of leadership development and develop a personal approach to creating institutional change. Topics covered include the characteristics of leaders, identifying and leveraging one’s personal leadership style, maintaining ethical standards, leading in diverse environments, leading change and relationship between leaders and followers.
This course will be conducted as a seminar. Student attendance and active participation are vital to the success of the course. All students are expected to come to class equipped to participate full in the discussion, whether in-person or remote.
Credit Hours: 3
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