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.
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.