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Graduate Course Descriptions

MAPD 5305   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Leadership Studies (S-L)

This course will be a survey of the key components of effective servant leadership within the context of the Christian value system. It will include studies of leadership theories, ethics, values, attitudes, character development, leadership behavior, and the role of power and influence. Special emphasis will be placed on developing the skills necessary for effective servant leadership.   This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAPD 5310   (3-3-0)   Coaching Theories and Methods

Students will learn the key concepts, theories, models, and eleven core competencies as defined by the International Coaching Federation. This course will explore the philosophical and biblical foundations of coaching as a human developmental methodology and its potential as a career option. The basic structure and techniques of interviewing and listening will be introduced and practiced. Instruction is largely experiential and is designed to engage students with little or no experience in counseling or coaching as well as experienced practitioners.  

  • Offered: Fall.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAPD 5315   (3-3-0)   Advanced ICF Core Competencies

This course is built on the advanced application of the ICF Definition of Coaching, ICF Core Competencies, and the ICF Code of Ethics. Students will prepare for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in a weekly webinar setting of supervised interaction with an ICF credentialed coach and improve personal coaching skills in live coaching situations.   

  • Offered: Fall.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAPD 5350   (3-3-0)   World Views: Human Beliefs/Human Actions (S-L)

An introduction to the concept and structure of "world views" and an exploration of various world view alternatives, especially the Judeo-Christian perspective. World views will be examined in recent history (the pre-Modern, Modern, and post-Modern periods) followed by an extensive discussion of the Christian world view focusing on its theological, epistemological, Biblical, philosophical, and practical aspects in the context of the post-Modern world.   This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAPD 6311   (3-3-0)   Developing Coaching Skills

Students will experiment with different coaching models and learn to distinguish between the effects of various techniques. Each of the eleven core coaching competencies will be thoroughly examined as ingredients in successful coaching. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to facilitating planning, goal setting, progress, and accountability. Through study and practice, students will learn how to structure a coaching session, evaluate its benefits, establish credibility, and build trust with the coachee.   

  • Offered: Spring.
  • Prerequisite: MAPD 5310.

MAPD 6312   (3-3-0)   Professional Life Coaching Practicum

This course is designed to give each student experience in delivery of coaching services to client under the advisement of an ICF accredited coach and professor. Students will be expected to provide at least 30 direct client coaching hours in fulfillment of course requirements. Students will also meet with their professor at least once each week during the semester for reporting and for discussions related to their coaching experiences. Student will be evaluated based on their coaching sessions, evaluations, and the completion of a customized coaching resource notebook in preparation for a coaching career.   

  • Offered: Periodically.
  • Prerequisite: MAPD 5310, MAPD 6311.

MAPD 6347   (3-3-0)   Career Development and Life Transitions

This course will focus on development challenges facing individuals during the entire life span with specific applications to various theories of Career Development. Students will develop an Employment Portfolio and learn various strategies useful in planning and searching for career opportunities.  

  • Offered: Spring, Winter, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Cross Listed Courses: MANA 6347

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