Certificate in Children's and Young Adult Literature (CAYAL) (Online)

Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Certificate in Children's and Young Adult Literature

This program is currently unavailable. Please contact the department at lcle@indiana.edu for details.

The Graduate Certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (CAYAL) provides masters and doctoral students with knowledge of children’s and young adult literature with an emphasis on multicultural and international perspectives.

You'll explore the complex body of works in the field in relation to theoretical perspectives, research methods, and instructional approaches.

Please note: 
The Graduate Certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Literature is not the equivalent of or preparation for a state teaching license.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Mar 1
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Program Requirements

If you choose to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements.

Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the master's or doctoral program.

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