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

Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Certificate in Teaching Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Online)

This online graduate certificate gives you the cutting-edge expertise you need, with maximum flexibility.

Have you ever wondered:

  • Which practices foster diverse readers’ engagement with, and interpretation of literature?
  • How to select books that represent social, cultural and linguistic diversity?
  • How books can ethically address issues of justice and facilitate socially conscious learning communities? 
  • How literary experiences can close the gap between readers’ cultural backgrounds, communities and schools?

Expand your knowledge of literacy, diversity, equity, and inclusion by earning a Graduate Certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Literature. As a graduate student at IU, this 12-credit hour online program will allow you to explore multicultural and international perspectives on literature, as well as research-based practices for enhancing literacy and language-building skills among diverse learners.

  • Learn from caring professors who are world-renowned experts in children’s and YA literature, language and literacy development. 
  • Learn to identify and assess methods used in children’s/YA literature research, including critical content analysis, literary analysis, discourse analysis, and other methods.
  • Explore perspectives and pedagogical practices that foster diversity, equity and inclusion with children’s/YA literature.
  • Apply certificate courses to master’s, doctoral, or other graduate degree programs.

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Research Areas:
Critical Literacy/Biliteracy, Performative Literacies, Latinx Children's Literature, Decolonial Studies
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