Education

Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education

Course Requirements

All students in the Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership and Student Development will complete 40 units of core courses. The following curriculum is based on the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog.

EDL525 Survey of Educational Research

EDL525 Survey of Educational Research

An introduction to research methods in education. Provides opportunity to develop skill in interpreting research literature; to become acquainted with sources of research literature; to develop an understanding of the methodology of educational research; and to become a critical reader of research reports. An emphasis on action research will provide a basis for assignment. Cross-listed with EDU 525. (3 units)

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LDR502 Theories & Fndtns in Ldrshp Stud

LDR502 Theories & Fndtns in Ldrshp Stud

This course evaluates the primary theories and cross-cultural perspectives on leadership and the respective implications and applications in developing a holistic and international model for leadership. Students will develop a comprehensive philosophy of leadership which also evaluates their assumptions about the nature and knowledge of truth, God, humanity, good and evil, and society and their respective implications for leadership in a global society. Students will also develop a leadership improvement plan that examines their leadership strengths and challenges. Students will evaluate established classics in the leadership genre and various case-studies on leadership. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 LDR502-B B Montgomery, John A. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM James Complex
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LDR521 Orgnztnl & Institutionl Theories

LDR521 Orgnztnl & Institutionl Theories

This course evaluates leadership in context of organizational and instructional environments. Students will develop an in depth understanding of organizational and institutional theory and practices recognizing the unique contribution of both fields in understanding formal and informal structures and rationale and irrational processes in any collective activity. Students will be equipped with multiple perspectives to strategically frame and leverage organizational and institutional policies and practices to promote ethical and desired outcomes. Prerequisite: LDR 501 or 502. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 LDR521-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM TBA
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LDR541 Knowledge Mgmt & Decision Making

LDR541 Knowledge Mgmt & Decision Making

This course evaluates theories on the nature of knowledge, knowledge management and decision making. Students will evaluate common reasoning fallacies and biases that make for flawed decisions and develop more robust and creative decision making strategies and processes that meet the needs of the situation. Student will develop a comprehensive rubric of principles that allows for effective management of knowledge and decision making. (3 units)

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LDR550 Ldrshp Ethics, Virtues & Practcs

LDR550 Ldrshp Ethics, Virtues & Practcs

This course evaluates various ethical frameworks and worldviews with an emphasis on the Christian worldview in order to promote ethical and virtuous leaders. Students will establish principles for practicing ethical judgments and habits for virtuous and ethical leadership practices. Students will develop a personal heuristic for developing virtues and making ethical decisions that address ethical and moral dilemmas and choices that confront those in leadership positions. Prerequisite: LDR 521. (3 units)

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HED500 FOUNDATIONS OF SERVICE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

HED505 THE COLLEGE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

HED510 STUDENT DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

HED520 WORLDVIEWS AND MULTICULTURALISM IN STUDENT AFFAIRS

HED530 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE COUNSELING AND ADVISING

HED550 LAW AND FINANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

HED560 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT