Leadership Education and Development Concentration Requirements

Admission of Students

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 to be introduced to the requirements and expectations of the concentration as a means of testing his/her interest in enrolling in the Concentration in Leadership Education and Development. These classes will be 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 admitted into the Concentration in Leadership Education and Development will be assigned a leadership mentor to supervise the reflective and experiential aspects of the concentration. Appropriate mentors include members of the Steering Committee or other individuals identified by the student petitioner (approved by the Chair of the Concentration of Leadership Education and Development) or college and can include academic, athletic, or co-curricular faculty and staff. Graduate students may also serve as mentors with approval of the Chair. An orientation will be held to acquaint the mentors with their roles and expectations.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

A student must declare the Concentration in Leadership Education and Development prior to the first semester of his/her Senior year.

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