Literacy, Learning & Leadership



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 the UA 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.

Literacy, Learning, and Leadership graduates understand that:

  • LITERACY is MORE than just reading, writing, listening, and speaking — it involves communicating digitally in ways that encourage inquiry, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and more.
  • LEARNING happens all around us in formal and informal settings outside of the traditional classroom.
  • LEADERSHIP includes much more than managing people and speaking from a podium!

Is Literacy, Learning, and Leadership Right for You?

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Crystal M. Soltero

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

Frances Maria Vega Montano

  • Academic Advisor II