Eastern Michigan University develops new academic program in leadership

Expand and enhance your leadership skills with a minor in
interdisciplinary leadership.

YPSILANTI – Increasing credibility, creating pathways into leadership roles and accelerating careers are goals of a new interdisciplinary leadership minor program approved by the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents at its meeting held on June 10.

The new interdisciplinary leadership minor is designed to develop people who can take the initiative and handle a leadership role in the workplace.

The 24-credit hour secondary field of study will complement a student’s declared major while preparing students to assume leadership roles in campus life as well as in local, state, national and global contexts.

The program, housed within the College of Education, will consists of three primary leadership courses:

  • LEAD 201(3-credits) - Introduction to Leadership
  • LEAD 301(3-credits) - Emerging as a Culturally Competent Leader
  • LEAD 401(3-credits) - Inventing a Leadership Life

Other course areas will include ethics and collaboration, effective oral and written communication skills and developing an understanding of global leadership contexts. A series of practical electives are also required.

The new program will be available beginning fall 2014. To learn more, visit the Department of Leadership and Counseling homepage.

June 10, 2014

Written by:
Media Relations

Geoff Larcom