Children's and Young Adult Literature Undergraduate Certificate

Book collection.

Explore literature of the youth

Harry Potter. The Hunger Games. The Dr. Seuss collection.

Don’t just read books like these – take a deeper look at their historical and cultural context.

This certificate can help you expand your career options as a librarian, teacher, editor/publisher or similar roles.

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Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in children’s and young adult literature.

Children’s and Young Adult Literature

This certificate is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in library or literary studies, publishing, education, and related fields. The certificate provides a foundation for analyzing children’s and young adult literature, and the historical and cultural contexts in which they are written.

Admission requirement

Combined GPA (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.0 or better.

Program requirements (12 hours)

  1. ENG 334(3), 338(3).
  2. Two courses from: ENG 339(3), 533(3), 534(3), 536(3), 539(3) for a total of not fewer than 12 hours in the certificate.
  3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion requirement

Attain a grade of C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.

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