Educational Leadership in Faith-Organizations


This major is designed for students who are interested in faith-based leadership and want to become leaders in community-based organizations related to faith, promoting the service, care, and education of children, adolescents, and life-long learners.

Career Opportunities


Students in Educational Leadership in Faith-Organizations can work as Youth Ministries (e.g., at an institution like C3 – Covenant Community Church).

Courses


Faith-Based-LeadershipThe Bachelor of Arts in Community Education degree program with Educational Leadership in Faith-Organizations major at West Liberty University requires minimum total 120 credit hours course of study.

The coursework includes:

  • General Studies: 51 – 53 credit hours
  • Common Core: 43 credit hours
  • Major: 24 credit hours major courses + 3 credit hours electives

Common Core Courses (43 Credit Hours)

  • SPED 241  Exceptionalities and Diversities (3 hrs)
  • EDUC 290 Instructional Technology (3 hrs)
  • EDUC 301  Educational Psychology (3 hrs)
  • ENT 350 Entrepreneurship Law and Ethics (3 hrs)
  • CEP 411 Formal & Non-Formal Education Models (3 hrs)
  • CEP 421  Promoting Creativity & the Arts (3 hrs)
  • CEP 422  Outdoor Learning Spaces (3 hrs)
  • CEP 433  Program Design & Implementation (3 hrs)
  • CEP 442  Community Empowerment & Engagement (3 hrs)
  • CEP 443  Fundraising & Grant Writing (3 hrs)
  • CEP 452  Reggio Emilia & Other Approaches (3 hrs)
  • CEP 463  Leadership in Community Education (3 hrs)
  • CEP 473 Community & School-Based Programming (3 hrs)
  • CEP 493  Internship/International Community Experience* (4 hrs)
    *Out of the 120 credit hour program, students need to take 40 hours of upper-level (300-level and up) courses

Major Courses (24/25 – 27 Credit Hours)

  • CEP 312 Fundamentals of Educational Leadership in Faith-Organizations (3 hrs)
  • CEP 322 From Chants to Cymbals (3 hrs)
  • CEP 333 Leadership in Faith-Organizations (3 hrs)
  • CEP 353 Curriculum and Service Learning (3 hrs)
  • CEP 363 Dealing with Skeptical Questions (3 hrs)
  • REL 250 Religions of the World (3 hrs)
  • CEP 492 Practicum I (3 hrs – on-campus)
  • CEP 482 Practicum II (3 hrs – off-campus)
  • Elective(s) (approx. 1 – 3 hrs – electives to total 120 hours)

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West Liberty University’s Bachelor of Arts in Community Education Program follows the 120 credit hour model for a bachelor’s degree and is designed for completion in three academic years. Despite the intention of this program to be an accelerated three-year program, students who wish to expand their studies to four years have the option to do so, by not taking summer classes but adding a fourth year of Fall IV and/or Spring IV classes.

Community Education’s Educational Leadership in Faith-Organizations Partnership


  • Corpus Christi School, Wheeling, WV
  • Covenant Community Church, Wheeling, WV
  • West Liberty University Catholic Campus Ministry, West Liberty, WV

Questions


For more information, please contact:

Director of Community Education
Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas
West Liberty University
308 Main Hall
208 University Drive
Campus Union Box 162
West Liberty, WV 26074
Office: 304-336-8561
Fax: 304-336-8627
[email protected]