Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature
The 15-credit hour certificate includes online courses related to literature, programs, and services for youth (birth to age 18). The Certificate can be earned with an MLIS degree, a related master’s degree or as post-master's certificate for those holding an MLS or master’s degree in a related field. It offers the exciting opportunity to experience electives outside of the LIS field.
Program Mission: To prepare students for educational or library careers related to children and young adult literature, programs and services.
- LIS 517 – Literature and Related Media for Children
- LIS 518 – Literature and Related Media for Young Adults
- LIS 519 – Programs and Services for Youth
Electives (choose two; one must be 600-level or higher):
- LIS 528 – Storytelling
- LIS 590 – Library Instruction
- LIS 629 – Studies in Children’s Literature
- LIS 634 – History of Children’s Literature
- LIS 670 – Topics in Services to Library Clientele (on youth-related topic)
- FAM 650 – Family Life Cycle Development
- FAM 652 – Advanced Child Development
- CIE 768 – Children’s Literature for the Early Years
Certificate Assessment: After successfully completing the required coursework, students are required to complete an e-portfolio that includes assignment examples, reflection, and course descriptions.
For more information, please contact Dr. Stacy Creel.
*12 hours of electives can count for both a certificate and MLIS.
Youth Service Certificate Plan of Study: gradcertificate_youthservices.xls