Enrollment and Graduation
To officially enroll in the Children’s Literature Certificate Program, students should visit the Advising Center in 201 Thackeray Hall. Please enroll before you apply for graduation. After you enroll, your transcript will indicate that you are earning the Certificate, and when you graduate, you will automatically receive your Certificate in the mail (assuming that you have fulfilled all the requirements). Completion of the Certificate is noted on the student's graduation record.
If an application is not submitted, the Certificate cannot be issued until after graduation. A late fee applies to students who submit an application to receive their certificate after graduation.
Undergraduates wishing to learn more about the Certificate in Children’s Literature should review the program requirements outlined on the Undergraduate page.
To enroll in the Program, you should first seek the advice of your academic advisor. Once you are sure that you want to earn the Certificate, you can officially sign up for it at the Advising Center in 201 Thackeray Hall. After that, your transcript will indicate that you are earning the Certificate, and when you graduate, you will automatically receive your Certificate in the mail (assuming that you have fulfilled all the requirements).
If you have specific questions about your course of study, you may contact the Director of the Children’s Literature Program, Dr. Courtney Weikle-Mills. Dr. Weikle-Mills always recommends that, if possible,
- Students take the “core” courses in the right order: “Children and Culture” first; then “Childhood’s Books” OR “Representing Adolescence”; and finally “Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature”
- Students take these “core” classes as soon as they can, because they are popular and fill up quickly. Plus, you don’t want to get to your last semester and suddenly realize that “Critical Approaches” conflicts with another class you have to take, since you absolutely must take that class to get the certificate!