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Leadership and Learning Innovation

Bachelor of Science

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Education

Cultivate your leadership potential, foster your strategic decision-making skills, and gain the foundation to excel in a competitive landscape with a Leadership and Learning Innovation degree. This flexible leadership degree provides students with a justice-oriented framework for turning complex ideas into accessible content for learners in various education and industry settings. Graduates go on to lead in a wide range of fields, including nonprofit work, human services, business, government, and community outreach. Students can gain valuable work experience through internships at local, national, and international organizations. This flexible major is frequently used to prepare for a wide variety of graduate degrees.

If you currently work in educational, developmental, or nonprofit environments, you may be eligible to apply your employment as internship credit for up to 12 upper-level units toward your degree. The Leadership and Learning Innovation program allows you the freedom to focus on your areas of expertise, such as experiential learning, policy/advocacy programs, and more.

View detailed information for the Community Education emphasis

View detailed information for the Leadership for Equity, Access and Success in Education emphasis

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

The curriculum for this program includes:

EDL 322: Organizational Leadership
EDP 314: Learning in Informal Settings
TLS 306: Youth in Diverse Communities
TLS 355: Planning Community Events and Recreation Programs


Earning your Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Learning Innovation will build core skills, including:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Educational innovation
  • Social and cultural understanding
  • Instructional design
  • Digital literacy
  • Formal & informal learning strategies

The BS in Leadership and Learning Innovation prepares you for a wide variety of career paths. Some examples include:

  • Program Coordinator
  • Career Counselor
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Academic Adviser
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Special Event Coordinator
  • Activities Director
  • Outreach Director
  • After School Recreation Programming
  • Museum Educator
  • Outdoor Education
  • Camp Director
  • Student Engagement Coordinator
  • Student Support Specialist
  • Instructional Design
  • Youth Program Manager