Course Schedule and Plan of Study
The 12 month, 45-credit Master of Professional Studies in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) entails the following plan of study:
Summer Term (15 Credits)
- EDCP 610 – Professional Orientation
- EDCP 618 – Counseling Skills: Introduction to Practicum
- EDCP 771 – The College Student
- EDCP 619 – Practicum in Counseling: Counseling Skills II
- EDCP 694 – Student Leadership Development
Fall Semester (15 Credits)
- EDCP 611 – Career Development Theory and Programs
- EDCP 775 – Facilitating Student Learning in Higher Education
- EDCP 789P – Advanced Topics In Counseling and Personnel Services: Ethics
- EDCP 789V – Advanced Topics In Counseling and Personnel Services: Nature &History
- SOCY 664 – Armed Forces and Society
Winter Semester (3 Credits)
- PSYC 603 – Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Spring Semester (12 Credits)
- SOCY 699L – Diversity in the Military
- SOCY 699N – Power, Status, and Leadership in Groups
- EDCP 789D – The Brigade and the Academy
- EDCP 888T – Teaching Apprenticeship
EDCP 610: Professional Orientation (3 credits)
Survey of knowledge base and practices in counseling and personnel services specializations, professional ethics, credentialing relevant legislation, current issues.
EDCP 618: Counseling Skills: Introduction to Practicum (3 credits)
Development and utilization of counseling skills.
EDCP 619: Practicum in Counseling (3 credits)
Sequence of supervised counseling experiences of increasing complexity.
EDCP 694: Student Leadership Development (3 credits)
Explores the development of leadership among college students including the study of leadership theory; a focus on how leadership is learned and developed; cultural dimensions of leadership; and exposure to the current national scene in leadership associations, programs, and resources.
EDCP 771: The College Student (3 credits)
A demographic study of the characteristics of college students as well as a study of their aspirations, values, and purposes.
EDCP 775: Facilitating Student Learning in Higher Education (3 credits)
Application of selected models of college student development, learning styles, and related models of instruction to the assessment of characteristics and the design of learning environments.
EDCP 789D: Advanced Topics in Counseling and Personnel Services: The Brigade and the Academy (3 credits; to be taught by USNA faculty)
EDCP 789P: Advanced Topics in Counseling and Personnel Services: Ethics (3 credits; to be taught by USNA faculty)
EDCP789V: Special Topics in Leadership: Nature and History of Command (3 credits)
Learning to facilitate dialogues that address intergroup conflict and developing skills in conflict resolution.
EDCP 888T: Teaching Apprenticeship (3 credits)
Apprentice practice under professional supervision in an area of competence compatible with the student's professional goals.
PSYC 603: Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
Advanced survey of industrial-organizational psychology, including selection, training, motivation, group processes, leadership, organizational psychology, and organizational theory. Readings stressed and seminar time will be used for lectures, discussion and integration of the reading materials.
SOCY 664: Armed Forces and Society (3 credits)
Analysis of the relationship between military organization and modern industrial society. Growth and decline of the mass army, the transition from conscription to all-volunteer forces, the social legitimacy of military organization, the military as a form of industrial organization, and problems of civil-military relations in the modern world.
SOCY 699L: Diversity in the Military (3 credits)
Cross-national analysis of past, present, and future trends of diversity in the military and associated policy issues. Effects on diversity in armed forces of cultural forces, national security, technological change, demographical patterns, occupational structures, labor shortages, and considerations of efficiency and rationality. Interpersonal dynamics of diverse relations in the military.
SOCY 699N: Power, Status, and Leadership in Groups (3 credits)
Theory and empirical research on small group structure and processes and interpersonal behavior. Social influence, interpersonal attraction. Cohesiveness, power and prestige structures, role differentiation, coalition formation. Laboratory and field methods of investigation.