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Literacy, Learning and Leadership

Overview: 

The Literacy, Learning, and Leadership Major (L3) is created for individuals who want to pursue leadership positions in a variety of educational settings outside of the traditional school context. Flexible coursework prepares graduates for a future that will impact diverse learning communities through transformative leadership, educational policy, and innovative practice. Students will examine policies that promote equity and educational access for a wide range of groups, including immigrant children and adults, for people living in poverty and for people with disabilities, among others. As learning also occurs outside of formal P-12 education, program graduates will prepare 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

Below is the curriculum map for a BS in Literacy, Learning and Leaadership:

CORE COURSES (21 units)

Student must select at least 3 units from each area:                                

AREA 1:  Literacy & the Social, Historical & Cultural Contexts that Promote Literacy Development

EDP 405                 Public Education in the United States: Policy and Practice (3)

TLS 304                     Language, Culture, Race and Identity in Education (3)

TLS 305                     Community and Family Literacies (3)

AREA 2:  Learning and Diverse Learners

EDP 314                    Formal & Informal Learning (3)

SERP 400                 Survey of Exceptional Students (3)

TLS 306                     Youth in Diverse Communities (3)

TLS 412                     Educating Culturally Diverse Students in a Pluralistic Society (3)

AREA 3:  Leadership & Data Informed Decision Making

EDL 322                    Organizational Leadership (3)

 EDP 410                    Decision-Making Across a Life Span (3)

 TLS 311                     Program Evaluation (3)

 TLS 400                     LLL: Critical Reflection, Action and Change (3)

 

SPECIALIZATION TRACKS (24 units)

Select 24 units from ONE of the following the TWO specialization areas: 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION TRACK:

Experiential Learning and Community-based Literacy Development

AGTM 422 Communicating Knowledge in Agricultural and the Life Sciences

EDL 200    Global Perspective on Schooling

EDP 110A/B/C  Meaningful Learning and Engagement (1 unit each)

EDP 301    Educational Psychology and Child & Adolescent Development

EDP 314   Formal and Informal Learning

EDP 405    Public Education in the US:  Policy & Practice

EDP 492A Directed Research in Educational Psychology

HED 330    Values and Consciousness in Education*

HED 333    Race and Education* 

HED 350    Project SOAR: Outreach, Access, and Resiliency in U.S. Education

HED 353    Youth, Physical Activity, & Community Sports*

SERP 400   Survey of Exceptional Students

SERP 404   Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Exceptional Learners

SERP 412 Violence in Schools and Communities

SERP 430   Education and Rehab of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

TLS 200     Sustainability & Education

TLS 239   Literacy Tutoring

TLS 285   Learning about Adolescence through Literature

TLS 286   Global Citizenship: Reading the World and the Word

TLS 304     Language, Culture, Race, and Identity in Education

TLS 305     Community and Family Literacies

TLS 306     Youth in Diverse Communities

TLS 318     Teaching With New Technologies

TLS 335     Academic Literacies

TLS 350   Schooling in America

TLS 352     Developing Adolescent Personal & Social Responsibility

TLS 356   Sports, Adolescents and Schools

TLS 393    Internship

TLS 410     Foundations of Language Minority Education

TLS 412     Educating Culturally Diverse Students for a Pluralistic Society

TLS 414     Reading & Writing in Bilingual and Second Language Settings

TLS 430     Literacy Technology

TLS 431     Environmental Learning

TLS 460   Education and Sustainability

TLS 464   Literacy and the Arts

TLS 480   Children’s Literature

TLS 393   Internship

TLS 495A Special Topics

TLS 496C   Issues in Teaching/Topics in the Future of Higher Ed

TLS 497F    Community and School Garden Workshop

LEADERSHIP TRACK:

Leadership for Equity, Access and Success in Education

AED 301    Youth Leadership Development

AED 309    Leadership Principles and Practices

AED 409    Team and Organizational Leadership

AGTM 432  Technology Management

BNAD 302  Human Side of Organizations

COMM 301  Survey of Mass Communication

COMM 309  Introduction to Mass Media Effects

COMM 312  Applied Organizational Communication

COMM 401  Life-Span Communication

EDP 460    Decision-Making Across a Life Span

EDL 280  Leadership Strategies

EDL 281  Event Planning and Leadership (NCLC)

EDL 293A  Leadership and Involvement Internship

EDL 297A  Topics in Leadership

EDL 322    Organizational Leadership

EDL 370  Critical Perspectives on Leadership in Society

EDL 371  Leadership for Social Change

EDL 498  Senior Capstone

HED 201 Foundations of Leadership

MAS 210   Immigration and Public Policy

MAS 280   Chicano/a Psychology

MAS 361   The US-Mexico Border Region

MAS 365   Contemporary Issues

MAS 415   Chicano/a Literacy & Historical Recovery Projects

MAS 425   Latino Health Disparities

MAS 467   Race and Ethnic Relations

SERP 197B/C  Service Learning (Project Focus)

SERP 200     Mass Media and its Construction of Disability

SERP 202   Introduction to Low Incidence Disabilities

SERP 402   Behavior Principles and Disability          

SERP 414     Introduction to Disability Studies and Services

SERP 416     Disability Narratives and Perspectives

SERP 421     Introduction to Visual Impairments and Deaf-Blindness

SERP 455     Rehabilitation and Aging

SERP 487   Psychosocial, Cultural, and Familial Aspects of Disability

TLS 311     Program Evaluation

TLS 373     Inclusive Physical Activity Prog. for Diverse Populations

TLS 393     Internship

TLS 400     Literacy, Learning, and Leadership: Critical Reflection, Action and Change

TLS 493   Internship

TLS 495A     Special Topics

 

Expected Learning Outcomes: 

 

  

Student Outcomes for Literacy, Learning, and Leadership:

LITERACY:  Student analyzes opportunities and challenges of literacy in multiple contexts.  

LEARNING:  Student analyzes the social, cultural and policy contexts that impact equity, access and success for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

LEADERSHIP:  Student evaluates practices and strategies that positively impact leadership in campus and/or community settings.

CAREER READINESS AND ENGAGEMENT:  Student investigates and prepares for career pathways supported by a degree in Literacy, Learning, and Leadership.

 

Assessment Activities: 

The expected learning outcomes for L3 will be assessed through the following assessment activities:

  • Final Reflection in TLS 400 (direct measurement)
  • Final Reflection for TLS 393 or TLS 493/Internship (direct measurement)
  • Exit Survey for Graduating Seniors (indirect measurement)

 

 RUBRIC for Final Reflections

 

Student Outcomes

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LITERACY:  Student analyzes opportunities and challenges of literacy in multiple contexts.  

Student is highly proficient in his/her analysis of the opportunities and challenges of literacy in multiple contexts.

Student has an acceptable analysis of the opportunities and challenges of literacy in multiple contexts.

Student is approaching an analysis of the opportunities and challenges of literacy in multiple contexts.

Student is unable to analyze the opportunities and challenges of literacy in multiple contexts.

LEARNING:  Student analyzes the social, cultural and policy contexts that impact equity, access and success for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

Student is highly proficient in his/her analysis of the social, cultural and policy contexts impacting equity, access, and success for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

Student has an acceptable analysis of the social, cultural and policy contexts impacting equity, access, and success for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

Student is approaching an analysis of the social, cultural, and policy contexts impacting equity, access, and success for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

Student is unable to analyze the social, cultural, and policy contexts impacting equity, access, and success for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

LEADERSHIP:  Student evaluates practices and strategies that positively impact leadership in campus and/or community settings.

Student is highly proficient in his/her evaluation of practices and strategies that positively impact leadership in campus and/or community settings.

Student has an acceptable evaluation of practices and strategies that positively impact leadership in campus and/or community settings.

Student is approaching an evaluation of practices and strategies that positively impact leadership in campus and/or community settings.

Student is unable to evaluate practices and strategies that positively impact leadership in campus and/or community settings.

CAREER READINESS AND ENGAGEMENT:  Student investigates and prepares for career pathways supported by a degree in Literacy, Learning, and Leadership.

Student is highly proficient in his/her investigation and preparation for career pathways supported by a degree in Literacy, Learning, and Leadership.

Student has an acceptable investigation and preparation of the career pathways supported by a degree in Literacy, Learning, and Leadership.

Student is approaching an investigation and preparation of the career pathways supported by a degree in Literacy, Learning, and Leadership.

Student has not investigated or prepared for career pathways supported by a degree in Literacy, Learning, and Leadership.

 

 

 

 

Assessment Findings: 

 

 

Updated date: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:41