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Children's Literature Undergraduate Certificate 

The Certificate in Children’s Literature allows students to benefit from the programming and curriculum offered by SDSU’s National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature. Designed for students interested in education, library studies, writing for children/young adults, children’s/YA editing and publishing, and/or graduate study in children’s/YA literature, the certificate provides specialized study in children’s and young adult literature.  


Students in the certificate program will take eighteen units of courses. Applicable courses include:

  • (15 units) ECL 220, 501, 502; six units of ECL 503
  • (3 units) Choose 1 course: Theatre 310, 315, 510, 580; History 402; Music 343


More Information

Individuals interested in the Children's Literature certificate should contact Lashon Daley, the Director of the Children's Literature Program at [email protected] to discuss the program.

To enroll in a certificate program, please complete the Certificate Enrollment Form and return it to [email protected].



The undergraduate adviser is Professor Tracy Cummings. Please visit SDSU Navigate to schedule an advising appointment.

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