Advisor: Annette Wannamaker, Ph.D.
The M.A. in Children’s Literature is designed to provide master’s level competency in all major areas of children’s literature, including folklore, mythology, literary theory, illustrated texts and multicultural children’s literature.
The degree is an appropriate choice for candidates who anticipate teaching on 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.
A candidate completes a major of 21 hours in the department’s courses in children’s literature.