Program Overview

The Childrens and Young Adult Literature graduate certificate explores materials, methods and strategies for incorporating and teaching literature for youth and adolescents across U.S. and global contexts. The program is particularly beneficial for current K-12 teachers who may be interested in exploring types of and discussions around the written word and intended audiences. The certificate is only open to individuals are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in the MSU College of Education.

Program Highlights 

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Program Outcomes

The graduate certificate in Childrens and Young Adult Literature has a special focus on incorporating literature by and about those who have been, and continue to be, marginalized and underrepresented in the United States School system. In-service educators will build methods to introduce content into their classrooms on a regular basis.

Career Outlook

Graduates will have learned from MSU scholars about classical and award-winning literature and filmand methods and materials for incorporating the works and discussions into elementary and secondary classrooms.

Courses

Core
  • TE 836 Awards and Classics of Children's Literature3 Credits
  • TE 838Children's Literature and Film3 Credits
  • TE 849Methods and Materials for Teaching Children's and Adolescent Literature3 Credits
  • TE 850Critical Reading for Children and Adolescents3 Credits
  • TE 883Seminars in Literacy Instruction1 Credit

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. The certificate is only open to individuals are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in the MSU College of Education.

To apply to this program:

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    Key Dates

    Rolling applications. Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend applications are submitted at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

    Tuition & Fees

    In State Tuition

    • $6,799
    • Total

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