• MAED Alumni Matt Berg with Children's Book

    Children's Literature Certificate

    Gain the knowledge and skills you need to increase your students’ literacy achievement and prepare them for academic success.

    You will explore topics ranging from the historical development of children’s literature to banned books, books as tools for social justice, and integrating literature into the classroom. Hamline’s program will change the way you teach and, in the process, endow your students with a love of literature.

    Program Overview

    Topics range from the historical development of children’s literature to banned books, books as tools for social justice, and methods to integrate literature into your educational setting.


    Because our course offerings are always changing to keep up with what is new and exciting in the field, the Children's Literature Certificate is designed as a 'build your own' program. Most LANG 6000 and 7000 level courses related to the topic of Children's Literature will fulfill requirements. A total of 10 credits are required in order to complete this certificate. Please contact gcs@hamline.edu if you have questions about course options.


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    Certificate Completion Process

    Once you have completed the requirements of the Children's Literature Certificate, you may request your printed certificate. Orders are processed at the end of fall, spring, and summer semesters; you can expect to receive your certificate four to six weeks after you submit your request.

    Graduate Degree Option

    Ten license or certificate credits can be applied as elective credits to Hamline’s Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degree.

    About the School of Education

    Passion for teaching and learning lies at the center of Hamline University’s School of Education—an innovative,collaborative community that attracts more than 8,000 educators each year. With multiple locations across Minnesota, a first-rate faculty, and a challenging, integrated curriculum, the school is on the cutting edge, continually responding to the ever-evolving needs of the field. This entrepreneurial spirit empowers students to find their own voices as they engage in creative thought, reflection, and partnership.

    Contact gcs@hamline.edu with questions about this certificate program.