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2023/2024 University Catalog 
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Children’s/Adolescent Literature Advanced Certificate

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(SIMS Code: 112109)

The Department of English and Comparative Literature offers an Advanced Certificate in Children’s/Adolescent Literature for those who may already have M.A. or Ph.D.s in other fields, for those who wish to undertake a shorter schedule of study than required for the M.A., for those wishing to update their knowledge (parents, teachers, librarians), and for postbaccalaureate students interested in children’s and adolescent books. Teachers and other professionals will use the certificate for advancement in employment; other students will find it to be an excellent professional entree or upgrade in publishing, editing, writing, or selling children’s books.

A 3.0 grade point average is required of matriculated students. Non-matriculated students’ applications will be reviewed for relevant and sufficient preparation.

Three to Six Units

Three to six units of the 12 units selected from


Units taken to complete the advanced certificate may be applied to an M.A. degree in English or Comparative Literature with approval of the graduate adviser. Contact the director of the children’s literature program for additional information.

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