Leadership Education and Development (LEAD)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000s to 4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

LEAD 6001. The Academy and the Brigade. 3 Credits.

Introduction to topical leadership issues, adult learning theory, and organizational psychology associated with service as a company officer at the United States Naval Academy. Analysis of the most effective means to produce highly capable Navy and Marine Corps officers and examination of principal institutional challenges. Restricted to US Naval Academy students in its Leadership Education and Development program.

LEAD 6002. The Nature and History of Command. 3 Credits.

Study of evolving nature, imperatives, and unique demands of military leadership. Examination of the leadership styles of tactical/operational officers and strategic commanders. Illustration of principles of leadership through historical case studies. Restricted to US Naval Academy students in its Leadership Education and Development program.

LEAD 6003. Foundations of Moral Reasoning. 3 Credits.

Introduction to professional ethics for military officers. Deliberative study of fundamental moral theory and case studies to enhance critical thinking and moral reasoning skills. Restricted to US Naval Academy students in its Leadership Education and Development program.

LEAD 6004. LEAD Fellows Teaching Practicum. 4 Credits.

Seminar focused on the processes of teaching and learning at the United States Naval Academy. Designed to be taken concurrently with a field assignment to co-teach Midshipmen in a foundation course on the study of leadership. Restricted to US Naval Academy students in its Leadership Education and Development program.

LEAD 6005. LEAD Fellows Counseling Practicum. 2 Credits.

Study and practice of counseling. Exploration of the academic counseling resources available at the United States Naval Academy, the difference between counseling and coaching, and the elements of constructive counseling/coaching sessions. Students will work directly with Midshipmen and engage in targeted counseling/coaching. Restricted to US Naval Academy students in its Leadership Education and Development program.

LEAD 6006. LEAD Research Capstone. 3 Credits.

Students plan, implement, and present an individual, group, or faculty-designed research-based project. The final product should make defensible recommendations that can be showcased as the culminating experience of the student’s time in the program. Restricted to US Naval Academy students in its Leadership Education and Development program.