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.
International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
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.
Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
One letter of recommendation
GRE scores are required only if applicant does not have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)