Mar 04, 2024  
2021-22 Catalog 
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EDUC 381 - Leadership, Advocacy, and Resilience

5 Credits

In this course you’ll work with your peers to explore and develop your own leadership style. You’ll look at current issues and trends in our field, analyzing and evaluating options for action and advocacy. Recognizing that our personal well being is critical to our ability to serve children, families, and our community, you’ll also create a plan to promote emotional resilience.

Pre-requisite(s) EDUC& 115 min 2.0, EDUC& 130 min 2.0,ECED& 160 min 2.0, EDUC& 204 min 2.0, and EDUC 240 
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Evening, Online, Weekend

Designed to Serve BAS education students who are focusing on early learning. 
Active Date 20201208T18:00:19

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
PLA Eligible Yes

Course Outline
  • Create common definitions of leadership, advocacy, resilience.
  • Communication strategies including models of conflict negotiation and problem solving.
  • Explore models of leadership. How are these impacted by social identities? 
  • Current trends and challenges in our field. How can we apply an equity lens to solutions? 
  • Public policies and standards - how are they created? Where are the places that we have influence? 
  • Explore a variety of professional dilemmas related to leadership and advocacy. 
  • Create a personal wellness plan.


Student Learning Outcomes
Compare a variety of leadership models, describing how culture and personal values impact leadership choices.

Explore and describe broad contexts, challenges, issues, and trends that affect the profession including compensation and financing of the early education system; standards setting and assessment in young children; and issues of equity, bias and social justice that affect young children, families, communities and colleagues.

Apply evidence-based tools for effective cross-cultural communication and leadership through active class participation.

Describe the development process for public policies and national, state, and local standards, developing strategies to effectively advocate for children, families, and the profession.

Use professional standards, experience, and ethics to analyze and resolve dilemmas related to leadership and advocacy.

Use the science of resiliency to create strategies for on-going self-care and personal wellness.

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