Teaching Children's and Young Adult Literature
Expand your knowledge of literacy, diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of children’s and young adult literature.
The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Teaching Children’s and Young Adult Literature explores multicultural and international perspectives in this field. Learn such research methods as critical content analysis, literary analysis, and discourse analysis. Study research-based practices for enhancing literacy and language-building skills.
Learn what fosters engagement with literature, and how to select books that represent social, cultural, and linguistic diversity, and how books can bridge diversity in backgrounds, communities, and schools.
This program may be of special interest to:
- K–12 educators, coaches, and curriculum leaders
- Professionals interested in applied literacy research practices and improving literacy curricula and instruction
- Grad students seeking a certificate en route to a graduate degree
Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Teaching Children’s and Young Adult Literature prepares you for such careers as:
- Literacy educator or instructional leader
- Teacher educator
- Community-based worker in literacy development
- Librarian with specialized literacy knowledge and research training
- Literacy researcher or curriculum developer
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Children’s and Young Adult Literature, you must complete 12 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Core courses (12 credit hours)