B.A. in Education and Community Leadership

Every organization and community benefits from effective leadership. Through a broad-based series of courses, Education and Community Leadership students gain a greater understanding of how organizations sustain themselves through effective leadership, sound financial management, effective hiring and staff evaluation practices, a constant focus on mission, and the flexibility to adapt to changing market forces.

Rivier’s core curriculum “Journeys of Transformation” provides a strong foundation for this major with experiences in service learning, servant leadership, civic engagement, and community service. Rivier’s focus on global engagement affords students occasions to interact with many people of different backgrounds and diverse cultures—excellent preparation for leading organizations and community groups.

The program culminates with a capstone/internship experience, presenting opportunities for real-world experience, resume building, and developing a professional network prior to graduation.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction.

Department of Education
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Education.


B.A. in Education and Community Leadership graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Child care center directors/owners
  • Non-profit organization leaders
  • State and federal agency professionals
  • Preschool administrators/owners
  • Before- and after-school program directors