Graduate Certificate - Children's and Young Adult Literature - Graduate Certificate

Program:
Children's and Young Adult Literature - Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
6778 Children's & Young Adult Liter
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
Start Term:
US18
College:
College of Education
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Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Graduate Study
Children's and Young Adult Literature - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Literature is designed to provide in-service elementary and secondary teachers with materials and methods for teaching international children’s and young adult literature.  The focus of the program is on multimodal texts, exploration of the kinds of conversations that surround pieces of literature, and whether those texts are written for children, adults, or both.  The program aids understanding classics and awards winners in children’s and young adult literature by and about people and communities who have been and continue to be marginalized by and underrepresented in the school curriculum in the United States. The graduate certificate is available only online.

Admission

Students who wish to complete the graduate certificate and are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at Michigan State University must complete the Intent to Enroll form on the program Web site.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Students must complete 9 credits from the following courses:
1. The following courses (3 credits):
TE 849 Methods and Materials for Teaching Children’s and Adolescent Literature 3
2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
TE 836 Awards and Classics of Children’s Literature 3
TE 838 Children’s Literature and Film 3
TE 850 Critical Reading for Children and Adolescents 3
TE 883 Seminars in Literacy Instruction 1 to 4
TE 891 Special Topics in Teaching, Curriculum, and Schooling 1 to 4
A children’s or young adult literature course outside the department, as approved by the student’s academic advisor.