EDAS 740 Leadership Principles and Ethics

Candidates are engaged in an analysis of appropriate practices and principles related to leadership by exploring ethical issues and developing a biblical foundation for leadership practices.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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Effective leadership requires a firm understanding of the principles of good leadership as well as its ethical practices. This course teaches both of these fundamentals as they are inspired by the Bible, making it a foundational course in the Educational Leadership Doctorate program.

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Course Requirements Checklist

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Discussions (5)

Discussion are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate will participate in 5 Discussions in this course. Each discussion will focus on building conflict resolution resources for the class. Each discussion will be completed in 2 parts. The candidate will submit a 500-word thread in response to the provided prompt. The thread must include at least one in-text citation from the textbook, scholarly journals, and/or the Bible. The candidate will then submit replies of at least 200 words each to a minimum of 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply should include at least one in-text citation from the textbook, scholarly journals, and/or the Bible. The threads and replies must consist of substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions. While differing opinions are expected, professional respect and courtesy are also expected. (CLO: A, B, F)

News Article Review Assignments (3)

The candidate will submit 3 brief essays discussing current news articles related to ethical issues in education. News articles used for this assignment must come from the newspaper, a news program, or some other reputable news source. Each review must be in current APA format and must be no less than 1/2 a page, double-spaced, and no more than 1 full page, double-spaced. Full citations for the articles must be provided, and, if possible, the article itself must be included with the submission. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

Ethical Analysis Paper Assignment

The candidate will make observations of ethical decision-making practices or situations in his/her workplace, recording those observations with specific days and times. Observations must take place over a period of 1 week. After the 1-week period, the candidate will write a 5–6-page paper summarizing and analyzing the various ethical situations observed. The paper must be in current APA format. (CLO: A, B, D, E, H, I)

Contemporary Issue Paper Assignment

The candidate will submit a 5–7-page paper that critically discusses a contemporary educational issue in which biblical principles conflict with legal and societal expectations. The paper must incorporate at least 5 current scholarly sources with correct in-text citations and must be in current APA format. (CLO: A, F, G, H, I)

Prayer Reflection Report Assignment

The candidate will choose 7 leaders that he/she knows personally and commit to pray for them for at least 30 days. During the 30 days of prayer, the candidate will follow the Daily Prayer Guide provided and will keep a prayer journal, recording his/her thoughts, ideas, and observations regarding the prayer time. Then, the candidate will submit a 1–3-page paper that discusses his/her reflections on the time of prayer. The paper must follow current APA format as necessary. Biblical references and principles must be integrated into the paper appropriately, demonstrating an excellent understanding of biblical leadership principles. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J)

Theory to Practice Exam Assignment

The Theory to Practice Exam is an essay assessment; this requires the candidate to recall content knowledge learned in coursework and to apply it in a narrative form. The student is to write 4 short-answer essays of at least 250 words in response to 4 content-knowledge items. The student is also to complete 2 problem-based case studies. The student will respond to each case with an at least 500-word essay. Each response is to integrate course content from the present and/or previous courses in educational leadership, applying theory to practice in meaningful, practical ways. The ELCC Theory to Practice Exam addresses ELCC Standards 1.1, 2.1, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, and 5.2, and 5.3. This assignment is to be submitted to both Canvas and CORE. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K)

Personal Ethics Paper Assignment

As the benchmark assignment for this course, the candidate will write an 8–10 page paper, applying the course principles to his/her personal experience, background, and/or vocation. The purpose of the paper is to synthesize the various elements covered in the course in order to form a set of principles that could be used in the candidate’s specific leadership role. The candidate will submit the preliminary outline of the paper. Both the outline and the paper must be in current APA style. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K)

Quizzes: SchoolSims (6)

The candidate will complete six interactive scenarios. After viewing each scenario, the candidate will generate his/her Feedback Report from the simulation and then complete a five-question, multiple-choice quiz. The candidate will also be prompted to upload and submit their Feedback Report for the simulation. Each quiz will allow 3 attempts and the highest attempt will count towards the grade. These quizzes do not have a time limit. (CLO: G, H, K)

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