• 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.

    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. 

    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. 

    Program delivery: Fully online with some on-campus course options
    Program start: Please contact gcs@hamline.edu for other certificate options.
    Time to complete: 12 months is typical
    Curriculum: 10 credits (LANG 6000 and 7000 level)
    Cost: View current tuition rates (See Continuing Studies and Certificates)

    Learn More

    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about how you can pursue the Children's Literature Certificate.

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    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.