The Leadership and Community Engagement program offers both 100% online and hybrid (face to face) courses. Students may choose either or both. To learn more about our hybrid (face to face) program, click here.
Schedules for Online Courses
MLS 5300: Contemporary Concepts of Leadership
MLS 5315: Organizational Theory and Behavior
MLS 5303: Applied Research Methods
MLS 5321: Leadership of Complex Organizations
MLS 5326: Leadership of Organizational Change
MLS 5331: Leadership Communications
MLS 5340: Team Based Leadership
MLS 5351: Capstone - Ethics and Leadership
If you are interested in taking this course please contact us.
CRN (course number) code: If the CRN starts with 1 = Fall semester course, 2 = Spring, 3 = Summer
Note: Each course has 2 CRNs. The first one is for in state tuition, the second one for out of state tuition.
GoArmy number: only for military students using Tuition Assistance (TA) to apply for courses through GoArmy.Ed.
Note: The Capstone course is an accumulation and demonstration of everything learned during the students' entire progress through the program. Thus, it should be the last course taken by students before graduation except for in special cases.
Note: Missing information in the schedule will be included when finalized.
Note: The Master of Arts in Leadership Studies online courses are being converted to 8-week courses starting in January 2020. The reasons for this are 2-fold. Firstly, because of federal requirements involving Student Aid, all course must end within the dates of a standard semester at each institution in order to be eligible for Financial Aid. Secondly, these changes will bring the MLS classes within the guidlelines of both the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the University. The new 8-week format will still allow a student to complete the program of instruction in an average of a year.
Summer 2024 Online
Fall 2023 Online
28 August 2023 - 20 October 2023
|23 October 2023 - 15 December 2023||
How to Register for Courses
All students must get advised every semester before enrolling in courses. For students unable to meet with the advisor in person, an email can be sent informing the program of the courses the students intend to take. If approved, the program will remove the advising holds which will allow students to register for courses on Goldmine. To register on Goldmine:
- Go to my.utep.edu
- Sign in to your UTEP account
- Click on the Goldmine icon
- Select Registration
- Select Register and choose the semester for which you are enrolling
- Select Leadership Studies, Graduate Level, and either 100% Online or Hybrid
- Select courses that you want to enroll in
For more information on how to enroll, click here.
Note: After Census Day for the regular semester, which is approximately after the start of the term, students can no longer enroll themselves in classes. Students who wish to enroll in classes with a start date after the semester Census Day will need to contact the program to be enrolled.
If you need to request the program to register for classes for you:
- Call us to make an appointment to meet with the program advisor OR
- Send an email to email@example.com
- In your email be very clear and add that you "authorize the Leadership and Community Engagement program to register" or "enroll" you in your requested course(s).
- Add the Course name, number and dates (E.g. MLS 5300, CRN 28867, 6 Feb - 8 Apr, 2017).
- The program will contact you via email to let you know when you have been registered.
Note: Tuition is due on the first day of class! Students who do not meet the deadline will possibly be dropped for non-payment! To be reinstated in the class, students would incur a $200 reinstatement fee and a $50 late registration fee.
For Students Using Tuition Assistance/GoArmy.Ed
Students who use Tuition Assistance must also enroll in GoArmy.Ed besides enrolling in Goldmine.
- Sign in to your GoArmy.Ed account
- Click on Request TA And Enroll in a Course
- Type in the GoArmy.Ed class number
- Click on "I agree to pay"
|MLS 5300 Contemporary Concepts of Leadership||Dr. Noopila, Dr. Driggers|
|MLS 5315 Organizational Theory & Behavior||Dr.Driggers|
|MLS 5303 Applied Research Methods||Dr. Strobach|
|MLS 5321 Leadership of Complex Organizations||Professor McCune,|
|MLS 5326 Leadership of Organizational Change||Dr. Noopila|
|MLS 5331 Leadership Communications||Dr. Aguirre|
|MLS 5340 Team Based Leadership|
|MLS 5351 Capstone - Ethics & Leadership|
|Elective* MLS 5360 Border Leadership|
|Elective* MLS 5361 Leadership in Diverse Cultures|
|Elective* MLS 5362 Leadership Sports and Community Engagement|
Please note that these syllabi are samples of the courses as recently taught by the professors. They are not to be treated as the actual syllabi, but as references to help students get a general idea of what the course(s) may entail.
Acquiring TextbooksIt is the responsibility of each student to acquire required textbooks. Students, whether based on UTEP, USASMA, or Fort Sill, can explore resources provided by their local institutional libraries. Almost any online book retailer (e.g. Amazon, Chegg - Chegg Textbook Destination) can be used to order textbooks. Several are available as e-books as well as audio books (e.g. Audible).
Textbooks are available for renting or purchase through the UTEP Bookstore. Get more information through their website here.
One site which we have had excellent results with is Big Words. Big Words offers several options as far as obtaining textbooks: rentals, buyback, new, and used options. What is most important, however, is that this site has the ability to look through all the major book sites to find the best prices for the options you choose.
To use this site:
~Type in the ISBN number of title of the book you seek
~Click on Buy or Rent
~Repeat steps for each text
~When complete, click on Start Price Comparison
~Once the comparisons are done, the site will show you the cheapest books
On the price comparison page, on the left hand side, you will have the option to choose the type of book you want (New, Used, Rental, etc).
Also on this page, you will be given the options, Best Combination and One Store. The Best Combination option would be the cheapest possibly using several stores and the One Store option is the cheapest price coming from a single store.