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PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Melissa Doberstein
1 Leadership Academy
Atherton Hall, University Park
Phone: 814-863-4589
E-mail: mts13@psu.edu

University Park

PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (PLA)

The goal of the program is to prepare students to develop leadership fundamentals to thrive in an environment in which multiple dimensions of an issue are explored, diverse viewpoints are heard, and a fully informed and respectful discourse that leads to sound action. The opportunities available will lead to further development of critical thinking abilities necessary for leaders to implement decisions with sensitivity to the circumstances that led them there. Students will develop the ability to rethink decisions and even change course along the way. All students are required to take 10 credits, seven through the Presidential Leadership Academy and three credits outside the academy. Courses must be at the 300 level or above.

To earn an undergraduate certificate in PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PROGRAM, a minimum of 7 credits is required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES

HONOR 201
HONOR 301 
HONOR 401

Blogging, Students must blog once a week throughout their time in the Presidential Leadership Academy analyzing an issue using the critical thinking skills developed in the courses. Field Trip Experiences, Students must participate in at least three field experiences. Trips planned annually by the Academy which will give students a broader perspective on social and political issues.

Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 2009

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 03/30/2012

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