The New Testament Leadership course shows that in the New Testament, there are two pivotal men who instruct in the ways leadership: Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul. Jesus is the incarnation of the Father who exemplifies servant leadership. Paul instructs be lievers in how to live lives of leadership within the body of Christ. From these two men, there are leadership principles that go beyond church leadership but can inform everyone on how to lead any organization, whether it is Christian based or in the norm al work force.

This course is organized to provide prospective as well as practicing educational leaders, policymakers, and teachers with the legal knowledge that will enable them to conduct and operate school organizations effectively within the boundaries of constitutional, statutory, and case law. The course will focus on the law related to public education. Relevant constitutional, statutory and case law pertaining to various aspects of education and major legal issues and principles of law surrounding those aspects will be presented and discussed. The public school laws of Missouri will also comprise a learning component of this course.

Provides in-depth experience with teaching and assessment of literacy in an elementary setting supported by on-site faculty guidance and supervision. All students must have a fingerprint and background check completed by the Missouri Highway Patrol and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Professional fee.

Provides an introduction to theories of learning, the mental process of knowing, and ways for structuring information - delivery so that instruction is enhanced in the classroom. Explores current neurological research on pattern - recognition, memory, concept formation, knowledge, imagery, language, decision - making, problem - solving, and creativity. 3 semester hours credit.

Provides knowledge of methods of assessing student achievement, aptitude, and performance. Emphasis is placed on formative and summative assessments, as well as the use of informal to standardized assessments to engage in data based decision making. Statistical terms and methods are also studied.

Considers ethical practices and behaviors from the perspective of the leader as it relates to decision making, planning, moral dilemmas , and the ability to lead. A biblical worldview will be the foundation and basis on which the ethical though t of values, morality, and ethical practices considerations will be formulated. The concept of ethical leadership power will also be considered.

This course links reading skills across the curriculum through the use of instruction strategies and assessments. The use of textbooks, trade books, and electronic texts are explored with a focus on integrating a variety of strategies to enhance student understanding in content areas.

3 semester hours credit.

The Legal Issues in Managerial Leadership course provides students with a foundational knowledge of the legal issues facing both start - up and established business enterprises in the areas of contracts, corporations, employment, insurance, intellectual property, international trade, leases, limited liability organizations, partnership, and homeland security concerns.

Examines the symptoms, classifications etiology, treatment, and prognosis of abnormal behavior.