About this Program

The master's in children’s literature is designed to provide a master's level competency in all major areas of children's literature, including folklore, mythology, literary theory, illustrated texts, children's culture, children's media and multicultural children's literature. The degree is an appropriate choice for candidates who anticipate teaching in the elementary, middle or junior high school levels, as well as special education teachers, reading specialists, librarians, authors and editors of children's books. It also provides preparation for college teachers of children's literature and for those who anticipate undertaking doctoral studies.

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Amanda Allen, Program Coordinator
603G Pray-Harrold

Meet Our Faculty

  •  Jobs We Get

    A degree in children's literature allows graduates to pursue a wide variety of careers, including:

    • Library technician, librarian
    • Publisher, author, editor, bookseller
    • Elementary teacher, high school teacher, university professor
    • Communications director, project manager
    • Children's media, children's television, children's marketing, children's licensing
  • Children's Literature Course Offerings

    View Children's Literature course offerings for upcoming terms by visiting the course schedule page.

  • Graduate Placement Record

    Many of our alumni have continued their studies at the graduate level, including placements at:

    • Ph.D., Ohio State University
    • Ph.D., University of Florida
    • MLIS, University of Michigan

    Please note that Ph.D.'s and some careers may require graduate degrees.

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Alumni Stories

Our alumni have become editors, content specialists, librarians and library clerks, teachers (primary and secondary), and authors.

Graduate Assistantships

Children's literature graduate students often fund their education through graduate assistantships.