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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership Studies Minor

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Clemmer College of Education

Department of Human Development and Learning

Leadership Studies Minor Program Information

The minor in Leadership Studies is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experiences to fulfill future community-based and business and leadership roles. Planned to complement any major at ETSU, the minor consists of 21 credits and six experiences for a portfolio. 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 by the end of the junior year.

Two courses are required of all students in the minor, HDAL 2110  and HDAL 4467 /5467  . These courses meet the required competency 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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