Bachelor's Degrees

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

Leadership and Learning Innovation B.S.

Are you interested in pursuing a leadership role in an educational setting outside of the traditional school classroom? As a student in the Leadership and Learning Innovation B.S. program, you will study coursework that prepares you to lead and impact diverse communities in formal and informal educational settings. As a graduate of the program, you will understand that literacy is more than just reading, writing, listening, and speaking — it involves communicating in ways that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Graduates understand that learning happens all around us and that leadership is much more than managing people and speaking from a podium. Many of our graduates go on to research and graduate degrees. 

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An Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) option is available for this leadership degree major students to pursue the Educational Psychology Master of Arts degree. Contact your academic advisor for details.

Format: In Person, Online
Location: Anywhere, Tucson (Main Campus)

Learn to design instruction that helps learners access information and make sense of complex ideas through traditional and digital formats
Empower learners from diverse educational environments and promote educational access for all students
Gain experience leading and facilitating learning opportunities outside of traditional classroom settings

Sample Courses

Take courses from top scholars in a variety of subjects, including:

  • EDL 322: Organizational Leadership
  • EDP 314: Learning in Informal Settings
  • TLS 306: Youth in Diverse Communities
  • SERP 400: Survey of Exceptional Students
  • TLS 412: Promoting Diversity in Multicultural Contexts


Explore career paths, receive academic credit, and build your resume through an internship with a variety of local, national, and international organizations, including:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Cooper Center for Environmental Learning
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • Saguaro National Park
  • American Heart Association

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This major prepares you for a wide variety of careers, including roles as a:

  • Social worker
  • After-school program designer
  • Community outreach coordinator
  • Youth program coordinator
  • Volunteer & events coordinator
  • Academic advisor
  • Social media coordinator
  • Corporate trainer
  • Human resources representative
  • Behavioral health coordinator
  • Student Engagement Coordinator
  • Recruitment Advisor
  • Student Support Specialist
  • Learning Specialist

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Talk With A College Of Education Advisor

Visit academic advising or call 520-621-7865 to determine your advisor.