We're the first in the country to offer a professional teamwork and leadership minor, but we didn't create it so we would stand out. We created it so you would.
Other job candidates might claim they have teamwork and leadership skills.
You can prove it.
Many classes you already need to take for your degree also count toward the minor. If you start the minor your freshman year and choose the right liberal studies (general education) classes, you might only need 2-4 additional classes.
We’ve designed our program with three professional pathways to make the material apply to your career.
Choose the path that’s right for you:
Take full advantage of the chance to count classes twice—for your degree and for the minor.
Students who are interested in the professional teamwork and leadership minor are advised to take SOC 161 (instead of SOC 151) and THTR 161 (instead of THTR 101 or another fine arts requirement) their first year at IUP.
New students should complete the PDF form to declare the minor and bring it to orientation for class scheduling.
Current IUP students who want to add the minor should declare the minor early with the appropriate form (PDF) to receive proper advising by the co-director of Team and Leadership Studies, Professor Justin Fair.
Do you like group projects? Until now, you may never have experienced a project that required true teamwork. You don't know how great it can be. Real-world projects require different disciplines to communicate shared ideas, but that's just the beginning.
There are many factors that lead to successful team projects.
Our professors help you navigate the difference between group work and teamwork. They'll teach you the underlying skills you'll need for successful communication. More importantly, they'll give you opportunities to learn when and how to apply them.
All three pathways require the following core courses. See the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions (PDF).
You'll cover the remaining 8-10 credits of the minor with requirements outlined by the pathway you choose.
Choose your classes carefully, and many classes required for the minor can also fill requirements for your degree—plan ahead and you can count classes twice! The chart below outlines how it works. If you’re not sure how your schedule fits the minor, contact the co-director of Team and Leadership Studies, Professor Justin Fair, who can advise you.
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