Introductory Course (3 credit hours)
Becoming a Leader supports developing leaders’ development across a variety of relationships, roles, and settings to address the challenges of today and tomorrow. This course will begin preparing students to exercise leadership across a variety of interpersonal and organizational settings, with a focus on school-based or teacher-leadership.
LEAD 1000 is designed to bolster self-awareness; practice community building and exercise self-leadership, and enhance abilities to speak and write clearly and convincingly. The course will address course learning outcomes through group discussions, case studies, readings or videos, a group-based dialogue project, and other engaging learning activities.
By the end of the course, students will:
Critically reflect on assumptions about leadership, personal values, social identities, and strengths/areas for growth
Examine leadership theories and approaches to leadership from multiple social and epistemological perspectives
Strengthen ability to work collaboratively by practicing inclusive group leadership and community building
Recognize the role of moral courage and ethical implications of leadership in different contexts
Articulate future leadership goals and opportunities to develop as a leader that align with one’s emerging leadership identity and philosophy