Organizational Leadership and Learning (BS)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

Prior extensive and documented work experience, or equivalent experiences as determined by the program faculty, or technical coursework in a training area or occupation is required.  

For the Career and Technical Education track, applicants must also have completed requirements for a professional license. This program is designed for Kentucky certified teachers in Career and Technical Education to earn their Rank 1 certification.

General Education Requirements

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All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above). Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Program/Major Requirements

Organizational Leadership and Learning Core
LEAD 300Prior Learning Assessment3
LEAD 311Needs Assessment3
LEAD 316Instructional Strategies and Group Facilitation Techniques3
LEAD 341Managing Projects in the Workplace3
LEAD 411Human Resource Fundamentals3
LEAD 442Supporting Organizational Change3
LEAD 540Program Exit Experience 13-8
LEAD 578Workplace and Information Ethics3
Track Requirements (see tab for specific course requirements)12-15
Minimum Total Hours36-44

Work Specialization & Electives 

Work Specialization 2varies
LEAD 290Occupational Courses2-42
LEAD 291Occupational Learning2-42
LEAD 390Advanced Occupational Courses2-18
LEAD 391Advanced Occupational Learning2-18
Electives2-44
Minimum Total Hours48-53

Exit Requirements:  A minimum of 120 hours with an overall GPA of 2.25 is required for completion, with a 2.5 GPA required in the major courses. All major course grades must be a C- or better. Thirty-one hours of general education credit are required. A minimum of 50 hours of credit at the 300 level or above are required, along with satisfactory completion of the Program Portfolio.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Program Exit Experience
1

Applications for LEAD 540 must be submitted by mid-term week of the semester prior to enrollment.  All other core classes and at least one-half of the track courses must be completed prior to enrollment.

2

A minimum of 9 hours of Work Specialization/Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit is required, however, students may earn a maximum of 48 hours of credit, based on their prior work experience. Depending on available PLA and track, students may need elective coursework to reach the minimum 120 hours required for the degree.

Track Requirements


Track in Career and Technical Education

Academic Plan Code(s): WFL_BS_CTE, WFL_BS_CTO

EDTP 420Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
LEAD 510Teaching Career and Technical Education3
LEAD 574Using Productivity Tools3
LEAD 596Seminar3
Select ONE of the following: 3
Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development
Introduction to Exceptional Children
Exceptional Children in the Regular Classroom
Minimum Total Hours15
 

Applicants must have completed requirements for a professional license. This program is designed for Kentucky certified teachers in Career and Technical Education to earn their Rank 1 certification.

 

Mid-Point Assessment: Completion of 32 credit hours in the Career and Technical courses with an average GPA of 2.5 and a letter grade of C or better.

 

CTE Certification Assessment: Successful completion of KDE New Teacher Institute, CTE Concentration Courses, and Portfolio.
Praxis Disclaimer: Per 16 KAR 2:020, Praxis is not required for occupation-based teacher certification.
Rank Change: To apply for Rank 1 status, students must complete this Bachelor’s degree program and submit CA-1 form to Kentucky Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education Certification Specialist for submission to Education Professional Standards Board.


Track in Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity

Academic Plan Code(s): WFL_BS_DIC, WFL_BS_DIO

LEAD 314Diversity in the Workplace 3
LEAD 324Antiracism: A Fundamental to a New System3
LEAD 424Organizational Partnership and Community Engagement3
LEAD 460Adult Learning and Diversity3
Minimum Total Hours12

 Mid-point Assessment:  Program Competency Self-Assessment and a Hallmark Assessment from LEAD 341.


Track in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Academic Plan Code(s): WFL_BS_ECE, WFL_BS_ECO

EDSP 427Inquiry into Early Childhood Education and Child Development3
EDSP 435Administration and Consultation Early Childhood Education3
EDSP 438Emergent Curriculum3
EDSP 439Guidance for Young Children3
Minimum Total Hours12

Mid-point Assessment:  Program Competency Self-Assessment and a Hallmark Assessment from LEAD 341.


Track in Leadership, Training and Organizational Development (LTOD)

Academic Plan Code(s): WFL_BS_LTD, WFL_BS_LTO

Select FOUR courses from the list below:12
Designing Learning
Diversity in the Workplace
Measuring and Evaluating Effectiveness
Coaching and Talent Development
Conflict Management in the Workplace
Adult Learning and Diversity
Leadership and Management
Instructional Technology

Mid-point Assessment:  Program Competency Self-Assessment and a Hallmark Assessment from LEAD 341.


Track in Counseling and Human Relations

Academic Plan Code(s): WFL_BS_CHO, WFL_BS_CHR

ECPY 304Mental Health and the Helping Professions3
ECPY 319Theories of Counseling3
ECPY 363Culture, Social Justice, and Advocacy3
ECPY 412Stress, Coping & Resilience3
ECPY 422Emotional Intelligence3
Minimum Total Hours15

Mid-point Assessment:  Program Competency Self-Assessment and a Hallmark Assessment from LEAD 341.


Track in Digital Leadership/IT

Academic Plan Code(s): WFL_BS_DLT, WFL_BS_DLO

LEAD 220Data Analytics in Organizations3
LEAD 256Technology in Our World Today Level 1 3
LEAD 257Technology Industry Badges II3
Select ONE course from list below:3
Diversity in the Workplace
Coaching and Talent Development
Leadership and Management
Minimum Total Hours12

Mid-point Assessment:  Program Competency Self-Assessment and a Hallmark Assessment from LEAD 341.


Track in Project Management for the Modern Workforce

Academic Plan Code(s): WFL_BS_PMW, WFL_BS_PMO

LEAD 220Data Analytics in Organizations3
LEAD 314Diversity in the Workplace 3
LEAD 412Coaching and Talent Development3
LEAD 490Leadership and Management3
Minimum Total Hours12

Mid-point Assessment:  Program Competency Self-Assessment and a Hallmark Assessment from LEAD 341.


Track in Human Resource Development

Academic Plan Code(s): WFL_BS_HRD, WFL_BS_HRO

Select FOUR courses from the list below:12
Data Analytics in Organizations
Coaching and Talent Development
Conflict Management in the Workplace
Leadership and Management
Ethical Theories and Ethical Problem-Solving
Promoting Workplace Health, Safety, and Security
Minimum Total Hours12

Mid-point Assessment:  Program Competency Self-Assessment and a Hallmark Assessment from LEAD 341.


Tracks Suspended to Further Enrollment

The following tracks have been suspended to further enrollment, effective Spring 2018, and reorganized into a consolidated Leadership, Training, and Organizational Development/LTOD track (details above).

Track in Training and Development* 

Suspended to further enrollment.

LEAD 312Designing Learning3
LEAD 332Measuring and Evaluating Effectiveness3
LEAD 460Adult Learning and Diversity3
LEAD 575Instructional Technology3
Minimum Total Hours12

Track in Leadership and Organizational Development*

Suspended to further enrollment.

LEAD 314Diversity in the Workplace 3
LEAD 412Coaching and Talent Development3
LEAD 420Conflict Management in the Workplace3
LEAD 490Leadership and Management3
Minimum Total Hours12