Summer 2020 - EDUC 376 D100

Introduction to Educational Leadership (3)

Class Number: 1382

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM



Students will explore leadership within education institutions, including both formal and informal leadership experiences. Students will explore perceptions of leadership with the goal of growing their leadership skills and capacity. Students will explore leadership theories and research with the goal of placing their own understanding of leadership within current paradigms. Students who have taken EDUC 392 ST-Leadership & EDUC may not take EDUC 376 for further credit.


This course will be delivered remotely.  Students are expected to be available and online during the above scheduled class hours.

On-line (synchronous) virtual classroom will begin promptly at 2.30, with one hour of class time provided for you to collaborate with your group mates.  On-line (virtual) office hours available by appointment.

Students will be introduced to a broad survey of leadership theory and will explore their lived experiences with leadership, as leaders and as community members.


Students are expected to demonstrate:

  • basic understanding of the theories presented in class;
  • ability to identify, critique, and interrogate leadership experiences as presented in leadership case studies;
  • willingness to engage in formal and informal leadership opportunities in class;
  • interest and demonstrated ability in working independently; and
  • interest and demonstrated ability in contributing to the work of both large and small groups.


  • Case Studies - Legal Writing 50%
  • Leadership Journal & Self-Assessment 30%
  • Leadership Statement 20%


  • There is no final exam for this course
  • Your group will celebrate learning by preparing a final concept map and sharing it with your classmates on the last day of class
  • Additional readings will be provided
  • On-line (synchronous) virtual classroom will begin promptly at 2.30
  • One hour of class time is provided for you to collaborate with your group mates.
  • On-line (virtual) office hours by appointment.


  1. Post your introduction on Canvas prior to our first class.
  2. You are required to attend all on-line sessions and participate in the virtual classroom.
  3. Your engagement and involvement in group activities are mandatory.
  4. There will be frequent formative activities for you to prepare ahead of class.
  5. Weekly leadership journals entries are required.



Northouse, Peter G. 2019. Leadership: Theory and Practice, Eighth Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

eText can be purchased here:
ISBN: 9781506362311

Additional readings will be provided.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.


Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.