Leadership Education and Development Concentration

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Leadership Education and Development Concentration

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Program Overview

Drake University offers an undergraduate, interdisciplinary Concentration in Leadership Education and Development open to all students from any academic major.

LEAD graduates will make significant contributions to Drake and their current and future communities of involvement by exemplifying ethical leadership. LEAD graduates will:

  1. Know thyself and personify the leader-related knowledge, experience and language gained by the depth and breadth coverage of the LEAD Concentration (traditional and experiential classes).
  2. Exhibit the confidence, competence, and character needed to lead individuals, teams, organizations, and communities for positive social change.
  3. Understand and practice leadership as a collaborative, inclusive, and ethical process.
  4. Typify, model, and teach the skills needed to convene, reflect, inquire, collaborate, empower, and act to improve life for students, citizens, and the larger society.
  5. Exhibit the capacity to understand and work effectively with diverse individuals on-campus and throughout the world.
  6. Be able to lead successfully through conflict with civility.

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the concentration will adhere to the following criteria:

  1. Any student may enroll in the one credit hour leadership foundations course (LEAD 001) or the first three credit hour LEAD 050.  This serves as an introduction to the requirements and expectations of the concentration and as a means of testing his/her interest in enrolling in the Concentration in Leadership Education and Development. LEAD 001 and LEAD 050 are offered fall and spring terms.
  2. Admission to the Concentration in Leadership Education and Development will follow the requirements of each college. A student may be admitted into the concentration by completing the existing major/minor/concentration form used for academic programs.
  3. A student will be admitted into the Concentration in Leadership Education and Development if s/he is in good academic standing within the College s/he is enrolled and has declared a major. Students on academic probation will be ineligible from enrolling in the concentration until they are in good academic standing.
  4. A student may be admitted into the Concentration in Leadership Education and Development when s/he has completed at least 15 credit hours toward a University degree with at least 12 credit-hours earned at Drake.
  5. A student must declare the Concentration in Leadership Education and Development prior to the first semester of his/her Senior year.

Program Requirements

Course Credits
LEAD 001 - Foundations of Leadership 1
LEAD 050 - Leadership: Theory to Practices 3
LEAD 060 - Leadership Experience 1
LEAD 100 - Leadership: Influence and Change 3
LEAD 190 - Capstone Practicum with Reflection 3
LEAD Elective (must be LEAD and/or LEAD cross-listed class) 3
Ethics or Global Elective 3
Leadership Elective 3
Total 20

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