Daniel D. Hade
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The goal of the program is to provide students with an in-depth background in the theories and genres of literature for children and youth while also considering pedagogical (broadly construed) and cultural implications. Students are required to take LL ED 502, Studies in Literature for Children, as their initial course in the program as a foundation to the various orientations to the study of children's literature. Students may then choose a minimum of four additional courses in areas such as picture books, fantasy literature, myth and folklore, cultural and social issues, and research approaches for a total of 15 credits. The program does not lead to any initial teacher certification, but may assist students with recertification. Students should check with their specific state departments of education for regulations regarding recertification.
For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
LANGUAGE AND LITERACY EDUCATION (LL ED)
502. Studies in Literature for Children (3)
Select four courses from the following:
462. The Art of the Picture Book (3)
465. Fantasy Literature for Children (3)
561. Cultural Pluralism in Children's and Adolescent Literature (3)
563. Myths and Folklore in Children's Literature (3)
568. Doing Research in Children's Literature (3)
Effective: Fall Semester 2012
Expiration: Spring Semester 2017
Blue Sheet Item #: 41-02-066
Review Date: 10/02/2012