Christian Leadership (CLED)

Christian Leadership (CLED)

CLED 700  Biblical & Theological Foundations of Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a study of the biblical and theological foundations of leadership as evidenced within Scripture. Learners examine theological themes and biblical assumptions that directly impact one's philosophy and practice of leadership. Students learn to think theologically about issues, and concepts drawn from the discipline of leadership.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 715  Ecologies of Christian Formation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will examine an ecological model of spiritual formation that attends to the role of God's people, the body of Christ in fostering individual and corporate growth. The course will also include an analysis of the function of Christian Social networks in promoting evangelism to non-Christians and facilitating edification in the Church.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 720  Biblical & Theological Foundations of Education  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700

This course builds on the CLED700 and is a study of the biblical and theological foundations of leadership as evidenced within Scripture. Learners examine theological themes and biblical assumptions that directly impact one's philosophy and practice of leadership. Students learn to think theologically about issues, and concepts drawn from the discipline of leadership. A framework for biblically-based integrative thinking is developed and practiced with regards to relationship between education, leadership, and theology.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership, CLED 700

Offered: Online

CLED 730  Research Methods for Christian Leadership I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700

As the first of six sequenced research courses, this course provides an overview of the dissertation research and writing process. Students develop the foundational knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary for critical inquiry, research design, dissertation preparation, data analysis, data interpretation, and the evaluation of research results. The course focuses on the critical evaluation of research quality. Students learn to deconstruct dissertations as a way to understand the process.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 745  Leadership & Cultural Contextualization  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700

This course assists leaders in defining "a vision for a preferred future" that is culturally and contextually appropriate. The course involves an analysis of the leader's role as a communicator within and outside the organizational structure. It includes a focus on the role of public and private communication channels in moving the vision and mission of the organization forward. The course looks at communication success and failure in the context of culture, crisis and change. Skill sets are developed for leading people within the culture and ministry leadership context.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 765  Trends & Issues of Contemporary Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700

In this course students will research and present contemporary issues and trends relevant to the fields of leadership and education. Current literature and research is presented and discussed. Each topic is then examined biblically and theologically. Topics are determined in consultation with course professors as the student beings to develop a line of research that eventually leads to the development of the dissertation topic and research questions.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 770  Research Methods for Christian Leadership II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 730

As the second of six sequenced research courses, this course acquaints the students with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods methodologies and the role of statistical analysis in the evaluation of research results. Students are introduced to the resources and tools available to the doctoral level researcher. Additionally, this course addresses the steps needed to successfully defend the dissertation. Lastly, students will choose their research topic for their doctoral research.

Offered: Online

CLED 780  Change, Power, and Conflict in Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700

This course provides an analysis of dynamics surrounding the innovation and strategic change process. While innovation and change are essential to the progress of any organization, they often produce conflict solutions. This course looks at how innovation brings valuable disruption to an organization. Students learn how to lead change effectively while leveraging the benefits of the disruption and conflict that innovative change created. Leaders learn to capture and capitalize on the opportunities of new technologies, creative methods, and strategic initiatives to move their church or organization forward. Additionally, this course explores the role of entrepreneurial leadership in the development of strategic initiatives within a faith-based organization and strategic partnerships outside of faith-based organization.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 800  Theological Anthropology in Leadership & Education  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700 and CLED 720

This course examines he implications of the doctrine of the image of God in all persons as the central concept for the development of a philosophy, theory, and practice of leadership and education. Building upon this study of the imago dei (Image of God), this course further consider factors that define and distinguish a Christian view of leadership and educational practice that are consistent with a belief that all persons are created in the image of God.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 805  Research Methods for Christian Leadership III  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 730 and CLED 770

This is the third course in a series of six research methods seminars. This course is designed to develop research proficiency necessary for the creation of the first chapter of the research prospectus. Students will gain a further understanding of the research process including the identification of a research problem and initial steps in the development of a literature review. Students will submit a working draft of chapter 1 "Introduction to the Research Problem".

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 815  Character & Ethics in Leadership & Education  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700 and CLED 720 and CLED 800

This course builds on the CLED800. Building upon this study of the imago dei (Image of God), this course further studies the essential character qualities of effective biblical servant leader-teachers, and the principles of ethical influence, communication, instruction, problem-solving, and decision-making. Ethical dilemmas will be considered in case study format to aid students in applying ethics to leadership and education decisions.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 820  Leadership and Management Theory  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: CLED 700 and CLED 720 and CLED 800

Online Prerequisite: CLED 800

This course provides a critical examination of historic and contemporary leadership theories, principles and practices. This course also includes an analysis of each theory's worldview assumptions, scientific worthiness and potential contribution to the leadership and management of faith-based organizations. Authentic, transformational, and servant leadership theories are in light of biblical examples, principles, and theological understandings of leadership.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Resident and Online

CLED 830  Research Methods for Christian Leadership IV  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: CLED 730 and CLED 770 and CLED 805

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700 and CLED 720 and CLED 745 and CLED 780

This course is the fourth in a series of six methods seminars. This course is designed to develop research proficiency necessary for the creation of the second chapter of the research prospectus. Students will development of a literature review and being design of research study. In this seminar, students continue work on the prospectus and submit a working draft of chapter 2 "Literature Review".

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Resident and Online

CLED 835  Organizational Theory and Development  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700 and CLED 720 and CLED 820

This course provides a review of theoretical understandings of organizations and their development. Students gain skills in the analysis of organizational culture, the formation of an organization culture, and the role of staff training in the transmission of an organizational culture. The unique factors shaping faith-based organizations are considered.

Note: Enrollment in the School of Divinity EdD in Christian Leadership

Offered: Online

CLED 845  Group and Team Dynamics: Theory and Practice in Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700 and CLED 720 and CLED 800

This course is a study of group theory and team processes and their application to faith-based organizational leadership. Team dynamics, team development and the role of the team leader are examined.

Offered: Online

CLED 855  Teaching & Learning: Theory & Practice in Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700 and CLED 720 and CLED 800

This course integrates a study of teaching and learning theory in relationship to leading the faith-based organization. This course develops an understanding of the role of teaching and learning in the processes of both leader and follower development. Major theories of learning are considered, critically and theologically evaluated, and applied.

Offered: Online

CLED 900  Research Methods for Christian Leadership V  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700 and CLED 720 and CLED 730 and CLED 770 and CLED 800 and CLED 805 and CLED 815 and CLED 820 and CLED 830 and CLED 835 and CLED 845 and CLED 855

This course is designed to develop research proficiency necessary for the creation of the third chapter of the research prospectus. The course will include content on population and sampling procedures, instrument design and validation, data collection and analysis, and data reporting, as these concepts apply to quantitative and qualitative research. As part of this course, students will complete the comprehensive exam requirement of the program, details of which are found in the program handbook.

Registration Restrictions: Manual Registration with Director Approval

Offered: Online

CLED 905  Research Methods for Christian Leadership VI  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 900

This course is the final course in a six course sequence on research methodology. Students continue in a guided mentorshiup begun in CLED 900 as the student continues to prepare for the submission of dissertation prospectus under the supervision fo the faculty member. During the course, students will develop and submit the full prospectus (comprised of chapter 1-3) for approval. Upon successful supervisor and IRB approval of the prospectus, students will then enter the field research phase of the dissertation process.

Registration Restrictions: Manual Registration with Director Approval

Offered: Online

CLED 987  Research Methods for Christian Leadership V  5 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 700 and CLED 720 and CLED 730 and CLED 770 and CLED 800 and CLED 805 and CLED 815 and CLED 820 and CLED 830 and CLED 835 and CLED 845 and CLED 855

This course is designed to develop research proficiency necessary for the creation of the third chapter of the research prospectus. The course will include content on population and sampling procedures, instrument design and validation, data collection and analysis, and data reporting, as these concepts apply to quantitative and qualitative research. As part of this course, students will complete the comprehensive exam requirement of the program, details of which are found in the program handbook. (Formerly CLED 900)

Registration Restrictions: Manual Registration with Director Approval

Offered: Online

CLED 988  Research Methods for Christian Leadership VI  5 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is the final course in a six course sequence on research methodology. Students continues in a guided mentorship begun in CLED 900 as the student continues to prepare for the submission of dissertation prospectus under the supervision of the faculty member. During the course, students will develop and submit the full prospectus (comprised of chapters 1-3) for approval. Upon successful supervisor and IRB approval of the prospectus, students will then enter the field research phase of the dissertation process. (Formerly CLED 905)

Registration Restrictions: Manual Registration with Director Approval

Offered: Online

CLED 989  Dissertation Research & Writing  5 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 905 or CLED 988

This course exists so that the student can conduct approved dissertation research, analyze research findings, and compile conclusions based on the research.

Registration Restrictions: Manual Registration with Director Approval

Offered: Online

CLED 990  Dissertation Defense  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 989

This course exists for students to defend the methodology of the research design, the gathering of the research data, the analysis of the research findings, and the conclusions derived from the research.

Registration Restrictions: Manual Registration with Director Approval

Offered: Online

CLED 995  Directed Research  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

CLED 695/995 - Directed Research (1 to 6 hours)

CLED 997  Seminar in Biblical Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  
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