BES in Educational Studies with Emphasis in Educational Leadership
Degree Program Description
The Educational Leadership emphasis area will fill a need for undergraduate learners who are interested in becoming educational and community leaders in PK-12 or Higher Education settings. The courses will provide a foundation in educational theory, research, and practice that will help engage students in settings where they can influence change (e.g., schools, international contexts, student affairs, churches, sports, non-profits, private organizations).
Major Program Requirements
The BES in Educational Studies with Emphasis in Educational Leadership requires students to complete 120 credit hours. Students are required to complete all University general education, and University graduation requirements, in addition to at least 24 credit hours of educational core courses and 24 credit hours of emphasis area course requirements.
Students must earn no less than a 2.00 GPA, as defined by the GPA of Record. Students must meet the residence requirements of MU and shall have a professional practicum. The student must be recommended for the degree by the faculty of the College of Education and Human Development. At 60 credit hours of completed coursework, students will be required to complete a Graduation Plan that will serve as a preliminary graduation check. All courses are offered with online options.
|Educational Core Courses|
|ED_LPA 2001||Civil Rights and Advocacy in Education (Fall semester even years)||3|
|ED_LPA 3450||Introduction to Research in Educational Settings (Fall)||3|
|or IS_LT 3450||Introduction to Research in Educational Settings|
|ED_LPA 4115||Introduction to Learning Spaces (Spring semester even years)||3|
|ED_LPA 4975||Educational Studies Senior Capstone (Fall and Spring)||3|
|or IS_LT 4500||Educational Studies Game Design Senior Capstone|
|ESC_PS 4115||Human Learning (Fall and Spring)||3|
|IS_LT 2222||Information Management and the Successful Scholar (Fall and Spring)||3|
|IS_LT 4473||Introduction to Project Management (Spring)||3|
|IS_LT 4361||Introduction to Digital Media (Fall and Summer)||3|
|Emphasis Area Internship Requirement|
|ED_LPA 4481||Undergraduate Administrative Internships (Fall and Spring and Summer)||3|
|Emphasis Area Content Courses Choose a minimum of 21 credit hours from the list of course options below. Students may take more than 21 credit hours from the options below, but must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours.|
|ED_LPA 3204||Social Justice for Educational Leaders (Fall and Spring)||3|
|or AG_ED_LD 2250||Introduction to Leadership|
|ED_LPA 1400||The College Student (Fall semester even years)||3|
|ED_LPA 2020||Listening Skills for College Student Success (Fall semester odd years)||3|
|ED_LPA 2010||College Student Development (Spring semester even years)||3|
|ED_LPA 2030||College Student Success Theories (Spring semester odd years)||3|
|ED_LPA 2150||Data and Decision Making for Education Leaders (Spring semester odd years)||3|
|ED_LPA 3110||Foundations of Peer Education (Fall)||3|
|ED_LPA 4151||Leading Educational Organizations in Global Contexts (Fall semester odd years)||3|
|ED_LPA 4404||Introduction to Academic Advising (Fall semester even years)||3|
|ED_LPA 4408||Introduction to Ethics and PK-12 Policymaking (Spring semester odd years)||3|
|ED_LPA 4428||Curriculum Leadership (Spring semester even years)||3|
|ED_LPA 4458||Sociology of Education (Spring semester even years)||3|
|IS_LT 2222||3||ED_LPA 4115||3|
|General Education Math Requirement||3||Emphasis Area Content Course||3|
|American History or Government||3||Biological, Physical, Mathematical Science||3|
|ED_LPA 3450||3||IS_LT 4473 (Behavioral Science)||3|
|ESC_PS 4115||3||Emphasis Area Content Course||3|
|ED_LPA 2001 (Social Science)||3||Biological, Physical, Mathematical Science w/Lab||3|
|Biological, Physical, Mathematical Science||3||Writing Intensive Course||3|
|IS_LT 4361||3||Emphasis Area Content Course||3|
|Emphasis Area Content Course||3||Emphasis Area Content Course||3|
|Emphasis Area Content Course||3||Elective||3|
|ED_LPA 4481||3||ED_LPA 4975W||3|
|Emphasis Area Content Course||3||Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
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