Literacy, Learning and Leadership majors practice their leadership skills in the community

Literacy, learning & leadership

The Literacy, Learning and Leadership major, known informally as LLL or L3, was created by the University of Arizona College of Education for students who want to pursue leadership positions in a variety of educational settings outside of the traditional school context. A recent L3 poster event on campus gave student interns a forum for sharing the work they have been doing in the community.

Community internships provide L3 majors with hands-on experiences that allow them to practice the leadership skills learned in coursework. These skills closely align with the types of 21st century skills employers desire in their employees, and the L3 program supports the University's 100% Engagement initiative focusing on real-world experience prior to graduation. 

Flexible coursework prepares students for a future that will impact diverse learning communities through transformative leadership, educational policy and innovative practice. They examine policies that promote equity and educational access for a wide range of groups, including immigrant children and adults, people living in poverty and people with disabilities. 

Students are prepared for work in a variety of settings that:

         Promote literacy for children, adults, and families

         Respect learners of all ages and backgrounds

         Impact leadership at the community, state and national policy levels

Community internships provide L3 majors with hands-on experiences that allow them to practice the leadership skills learned in coursework. These real-world experiences help prepare these future leaders.