Educational Leadership - Bachelor of Science

The BS in Educational Leadership (EL) prepares students to work at the bachelor's level in areas such university or community college career services, admissions, financial aid, and advising.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Courses
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1,2 3-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Core Courses
ELA 215Multicultural Leadership in Education3
ELA 255Leadership and Change in Education3
ELA 342Current Issues In Educational Leadership3
ELA 440Management of Student Services3
ELA 450Principles of Education Law and Policy3
ELA 455Principles of Education Budgeting and Finance3
ELA 485Elements of Research3
ELA 499Internship6
C EP 210Educational Psychology3
C EP 300VHuman Relations Training3
C EP 451VIntroduction to Counseling3
C EP 495Psychology, Multiculturalism and Counseling3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 543-40
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study For Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement into a Mathematics course and ENGL 111G. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ELA 255 Leadership and Change in Education 3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
General Education Course (Area I-VI or GE Elective) 1 3-4
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
ELA 215 Multicultural Leadership in Education 3
C EP 210 Educational Psychology 3
General Education Course (Area I-VI or GE Elective) 1 3-4
General Education Course (Area I-VI or GE Elective) 1 3-4
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15-17
Second Year
Fall
ELA 342 Current Issues In Educational Leadership 3
General Education Course (Area I-VI or GE Elective) 1 4
General Education Course (Area I-VI or GE Elective) 1 3-4
Elective Course 2 3
Viewing a Wider World 3 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
ELA 440 Management of Student Services 3
C EP 451V Introduction to Counseling 3
General Education Course (Area I-VI or GE Elective) 1 3-4
General Education Course (Area I-VI or GE Elective) 1 3-4
Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
 Credits15-17
Third Year
Fall
ELA 450 Principles of Education Law and Policy 3
C EP 300V Human Relations Training 3
General Education Course (Area I-VI or GE Elective) 1 3-4
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
ELA 455 Principles of Education Budgeting and Finance 3
ELA 485 Elements of Research 3
General Education Course (Area I-VI or GE Elective) 1 3-4
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15-16
Fourth Year
Fall
ELA 499 Internship 3
C EP 495 Psychology, Multiculturalism and Counseling 3
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
ELA 499 Internship 3
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 4
 Credits13
 Total Credits120-128