Jun 20, 2024  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDS710 Leadership Theory (3 cr.)

This course explores the history of leadership theory and focuses on applied theories of leadership behavior.  Leaders as change agents and leaders as servants are emphasized to effectively lead educational organizations characterized by complex and changing global and educational environments.  Key concepts of leadership including courage, ethics, motivation, power and influence, vision and mission, and culture are analyzed through the lens of change.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Analyze and demonstrate strategies for improving the organizational structure and culture and climate for all stakeholders.
  2. Evaluate models of leadership theories.
  3. Apply leadership theories to appropriate situations.
  4. Analyze strategies that ground effective organizational leadership.
  5. Evaluate self-discovery as a factor in leadership.
  6. Evaluate the development of organizational vision.
  7. Evaluate the role of culture in leadership.
  8. Evaluate the role of ethics in leadership.
  9. Analyze the value of organizational diversity.
  10. Facilitate and evaluate organizational change.
  11. Demonstrate effective communication in various leadership situations.


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