Literacy, Learning and Leadership

Bachelor of Science


Best Online Bachelor's Program in the Nation

- U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Education

Learning happens everywhere – not just in the classroom. A bachelor’s in Literacy, Learning and Leadership will prepare you to lead and facilitate learning opportunities outside of traditional learning environments. You’ll use justice-focused principles to create visionary plans that draw out and build upon the knowledge of learners from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

In this program, you build your own path to completion, working with numerous departments at Arizona to expand digital literacy, foster social justice, and make a valuable difference in education on a local and global scale. Graduates often find jobs advancing literacy for families and communities, empowering learners from diverse educational environments, and promoting equity and educational access for all learners. You will also prepare to inform educational policy at the national, state and community levels and work in social services, education and outreach.

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 Literacy, Learning and Leadership program also lets you focus on your areas of expertise, such as experiential learning, recreational environments for children, child 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
SERP 400: Survey of Exceptional Students
TLS 306: Youth in Diverse Communities
TLS 333: Digital Multimodal Composing in Educational Contexts
TLS 355: Planning Community Events and Recreation Programs
TLS 373: Inclusive Physical Activity Programing for Diverse and Special Populations
TLS 412: Promoting Diversity in Multicultural Contexts


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

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

The BS in Literacy, Learning and Leadership 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

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