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Our unique, Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor/Certificate program prepares students to be relational, ethical, and global leaders equipped with career-readiness knowledge and skills necessary to make a positive contribution in the workplace, the communities in which they live, and throughout the world. Students in the program, a partnership with UTA's Follett Student Leadership Center, explore the intrapersonal and interpersonal dimensions of leadership.
The Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor (ILM) program is ideal for those seeking to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues and enact social change through leadership.
Central to the minor is increasing students’ competencies for individual and collective social reflection, analysis, skill development, and action. Within the ILM curriculum, theory and practice are bridged together by drawing on various disciplines, including education, critical theory, social movement history and theory, community organizing, organizational and human relations, and much more.
Regardless of a student’s academic major, this minor seeks to engage career readiness strategies to prepare students for relational, ethical, and global leadership across multiple disciplines, workplaces, and communities.
The Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor program at UTA is among a handful of universities offering a minor in leadership, focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our interdisciplinary approach to leadership education has been designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to transform society from various fields. Faculty from the College of Education and the Division of Student Affairs staff serve as instructors for ILM core courses, whose focus is to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to integrate the art and science of DEI-focused leadership.
The Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor program is open to undergraduate students from all UTA majors. The minor requires completion of (9) credit hours in the ILM core courses and nine (9) credit hours of elective coursework. Elective courses must be approved by an ILM coordinator.
The 18-hour interdisciplinary leadership minor is open to all degree-seeking students at UTA. The 15-hour interdisciplinary leadership certificate is available to degree and non-degree-seeking students enrolled at UTA.
For additional program requirements and admission requirements, please visit the Follett Student Leadership Center.
|EDAD 1330||Introduction to Leadership & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion||3 Hours|
|EDAD 2330||Leadership Theory and Practice||3 Hours|
|EDAD 4330||Capstone in Leadership Studies||3 Hours|
One course in each of the following areas:
|Global Issues||3 Hours|
|Field Experience||3 Hours|
|Advanced Level Elective||3 Hours|
|Travel Tip or Service Learning|
|*Service Learning course (may be taken in any department)|
|Total Program Requirements||18 Hours|
Students interested in pursuing the Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor must complete Minor Approval Form that is to be signed by your academic major advisor. Next, students need to schedule a meeting with an ILM advisor to discuss their minor degree plan.
For questions regarding the Leadership Minor, please contact Dr. Ericka Roland, the Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor co-coordinator.
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Research Interests: Leadership development, critical pedagogies, equity in higher education
Bio: Dr. Ericka Roland is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at The University of Texas at Arlington. Her research examines critical leadership development in postsecondary educational settings through two interconnected lines of inquiry: 1) The dynamics of dialogical relationships; and 2) The lived leadership experiences of historically minoritized persons. In the study of critical leadership development, she centers questions through the problems and possibilities for leading to enact equity and justice. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a student affairs professional in residential life and Greek life.