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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Leadership Studies Minor


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Clemmer College of Education


Department of Teaching and Learning


Leadership Studies Minor Program Information


Dr. Deborah Harley-McClaskey
202 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70548
Johnson City, TN 37614
423-439-7683
harley@etsu.edu

The minor in Leadership Studies is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experiences to fulfill future leadership roles in community-based, education, and business organizations. Developed to complement any major at ETSU, the minor consists of 21 credits and six portfolio experiences. Once the student has officially declared the intent to participate in the minor, seeking advisement from the minor’s program advisor is strongly encouraged. It is recommended that a student begin work on the portfolio as soon as possible. Assignment of a community/campus leadership mentor is ideally determined with the advisor by the end of the junior year.

Two courses are required of all students in the minor, LEAD 2110  and LEAD 4467 . These courses meet the required competencies in leadership and management. Fifteen credits are to be taken from the prescribed core competency areas below. Nine (9) credit hours of the total minor must be Upper Division Courses (3000-4000 level). Additional information can be obtained from the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Leadership Studies Minor: 21 Credit Hours


Required Portfolio


  • Complete a 20-hour service project that incorporates a leadership component. (Submit reflection paper.)
  • Complete Strengths Finder Assessment and attend related seminar. ($15 fee)
  • Service as a campus or community leader for one year in an organization with some developed structure. (Submit reflection paper.)
  • Complete a 5-year future leadership development plan suited to your needs and interests.
  • Three reference letters which include comments on demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Selection of a Leadership Mentor to include 3 separate visits/discussions with the mentor. (Submit reflection paper.)


It is strongly recommended that the portfolio be completed in consultation with the Leadership Studies advisor as early as possible in the student’s pursuit of the minor.

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