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Children's Literature

The Children's Literature Program at EMU is one of the oldest in the nation and maintains this tradition by teaching courses in mythology, folklore and the history of children's literature. We regularly offer cutting-edge courses in children's media and culture, multicultural children's literature, adolescent literature and illustrated texts as well as special topics courses on such topics as global children's literature, multicultural children's films and in-depth studies of authors or themes.

Course Listing

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

Course Descriptions

Learn more about courses offered in Children's Literature.

About the M.A. in Children's Literature

The M.A. in Children's Literature at EMU 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. Students can choose to take CHL courses for all 30 credits or can include electives from such programs as creative writing, literature, technical and professional writing, English education, theatre and drama for the young, women's studies or reading. Visit our Graduate Program page or download our brochure for more information.

Alumni News

Blind Spot BookLaura Ellen (Handy) had her first young adult novel, Blind Spot, published by Harcourt Children's Books in October 2012. Ellen (MA09) was also published in the anthology Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves (Zest Books, October 2012). Visit her website at www.lauraellenbooks.com.