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Literacy, Learning & Leadership

Bachelor of Science

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The purpose of this non-certification undergraduate major is to prepare graduates to work in settings outside of schools and classrooms and to provide leadership and learning opportunities. Students will examine policies that promote equity and educational access for immigrant children and adults, for people living in poverty and for people with disabilities. Because learning also occurs outside of formal P-12 education, program graduates will be prepared to work in settings that promote literacy for children, adults and families establish a climate of respect for learners who differ in age and purpose inform and impact state, national, and community policy

Major Details

College: College of Education
Admissions Requirements:

Prospective students must complete a General Information Session prior to declaring the major

Website: http://www.coe.arizona.edu/mycoe
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 English Composition 3
First Semester Second Language 4
TTE 197a Freshman Success 1
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
Foundation Mathematics 3
ENGL 102 English Composition 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Literacy and the Contexts that Promote Literacy Development 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Minor 3
4th Semester
Learning & Diverse Learners 3
Major Specialization 3
Major Specialization 3
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
5th Semester
Leadership & Data-Informed Decision Making 3
Major Specialization 3
Major Specialization 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
6th Semester
Core Electives 3
Major Specialization 3
Major Specialization 3
Major Specialization 3
Minor 3
7th Semester
Core Electives 3
Major Specialization 3
Major Specialization 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
8th Semester
Major Specialization 3
Major Specialization 3
Major Specialization 3
Major Specialization 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge gained from a major in in Literacy, Learning and Leadership of educational policy, advancement of literacy for families and communities, empowerment of learners from diverse educational environments, and promotion of equity and educational access for the under-served and a diverse body of learners, provides a foundation for a variety of career fields. Graduates are well prepared for careers in educational policy at the national, state, and community levels, social services, education, and outreach. This non-teaching certification program is designed to prepare students to work outside of the formal P-12 education settings. Internship can be used as part of coursework to gain practical experience.  Literacy, Learning and Leadership, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a variety of career fields. This major does not restrict you to a specific field. Following are career possibilities that may most closely relate to this major. Some of the job titles listed below may require an advanced degree, and some teaching positions may require a teaching credential particularly for government-run programs with the type of licensure and licensing requirements varying from state to state. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in education, or public administration.

Potential Career Areas

  • Outreach
  • Higher education
  • Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Social services

Sample Employers

  • Nonprofit educational organizations
  • Private schools
  • Charter schools
  • Corporations
  • Colleges and universities
  • State government
  • Research institutes
  • Publishers
  • Social service agencies

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Private School Teacher, Elementary and Secondary $32,120 - $50,560
Adult Literacy and GED Teachers $27,090 - $46,530
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program $27,700 - $43,800
Youth Organizer, Nonprofit Organization $18,000 - $40,000
Education Researcher $20,000 - $60,000
Editorial Assistant $17,000 - $45,000
Program Assistant, Nonprofit Organization $24,000 - $34,000
Training Specialist $26,000 - $75,000
Program Manager, Government $35,000 - $50,000
After School Program Director $27,700 - $43,800
Executive Director, Nonprofit Organization $40,000 - $150,000