Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Doctoral Minor Requirements — 15 Credits

The Educational Leadership minor is a 15 credit program available to students in any UNC doctoral program with the approval of their doctoral program advisor. The intent of this minor is to encourage doctoral students throughout the University to increase and expand their understanding of leadership theories, practices, strategies and research that support best practices in leading change and improvement of instructional settings. Completion of the minor will be noted in the student’s transcript as "Minor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies." No application for admission to the minor is required; students will declare their intent to complete the minor on their doctoral program of studies filed with the Graduate School.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses — 15 Hours

A minimum of five (5) courses completed during the student’s UNC doctoral program with grades of "B-" or better from the following courses:

ELPS 601Leadership Development Through Inquiry

3

ELPS 603Shaping Organizations: Management and Leadership in Education

3

ELPS 604Understanding People: Professional Development and Educational Leadership

3

ELPS 605External Environments: Social, Political, and Economic Influences in Educational Leadership

3

ELPS 608Issues in Educational Leadership: Implications for Practice

3

ELPS 622Directed Studies

1 - 3

ELPS 650School Finance and Budgeting

3

ELPS 651School Business Management

3

ELPS 654Instructional Leadership and Supervision

3

ELPS 660Law and the Administrator

3

ELPS 662Design and Delivery of Professional Development

3

ELPS 665Policy Analysis and Development

3

ELPS 666Planning and Change in Education

3

Features and Conditions:

  1. No application for admission to the minor is required. In consultation with their doctoral program advisors, students will declare their intent to complete the minor on their doctoral program of studies filed with the Graduate School.
  2. ELPS-prefixed courses used for the minor may be part of a student’s program of required or elective courses.