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ED 173 (Intro to Leadership Development)


Through ED 173, the Office of Student Life meets students in the classroom, where they explore research foundations of leadership, engage in extensive self-reflection, and participate in an experiential-learning Guided Leadership Experience.

Education 173 is an overview of theoretical constructs and practical applications of leadership. Through readings, lectures, discussions and a group project, the course assists students to develop individual approaches to effective leadership.
The course has the following objectives:

  1. To introduce and examine historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives of leadership.
  2. To explore components of leadership skills and organizational behavior.
  3. To explore practical applications of leadership theories.
  4. To assess and strengthen leadership skills and abilities.
  5. To understand leadership in a global context. 

ED 173 is offered annually; this year in fall and winter. Students who are unable to enroll and are interested in crashing should add themselves to the wait list  in GOLD. 

*Book scholarship currently available*

Teaching Team:
Katya Armistead, Ed.D., Dean of Student Life
Miles Ashlock, M.A., Assistant Dean & Director for Office of Student Life
Danielle Quiñones-Ortega, M.A., Associate Director for Office of Student Life