Education and Leadership

Sandburg Hall

Great Choice for You If:

  • You intend to major in Education, Political Science, or Social Welfare/Social Work


  • You might want to work in the non-profit sector
  • You want to be a leader in the community
  • You are interested in obtaining the Community Leadership Certificate


To develop leaders who want to make a difference in their communities through activism, community service, and leadership roles.


Picture yourself...

  • Attending overnight student leadership
    retreat where we will do ropes courses, team building exercises, personality inventories, and networking with students.
  • Going on class trips to the Urban Ecology Center
  • Working with kids, volunteering at food pantries and various community-based organizations.

Required Courses:

  • Fall Semester: Educational Policy 315 – Leadership, Group Process and Civic Engagement (3 credits)
  • Spring Semester: Currins 312-Intro to Early Childhood Education or Currins 233-Intro to Children's & Young Adult Literature

In Their Own Words: Education

Dakota Crowell, LLC Student:

"I love being in the Community Leadership LLC because it gave me a chance to meet other people outside my major and let me continue to give back to the community. I made some close friendships being in the LLC." 


Dr. Laurie Marks, LLC Instructor:

"Teaching the leadership course is a meaningful part of my work; the LLC model allows me to spend more time with a small group of people who are self-selecting to be change agents and community leaders both while in college and after they graduate."


Course/Program Contact:

Laurie Marks
(414) 229-3161


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Last updated: 11/25/2013