Graduate Certificate in Youth Services Libraries

The Youth Services Libraries certificate is designed for those interested in developing and/or honing skills with working effectively with children, tweens, and teens. Four courses comprise this certificate program:

  • Literature for Children offers information about books and literature for children ages 2 through 10. An examination of child development along with an in-depth study of the various genres, forms, and formats of children’s literature are included in this course.
  • Literature for Tween and Teens picks up where Literature for Children ends with information about books and literature for children ages 10 through 18. Tween and teen development and an in-depth study of the various genres, forms, and formats of tween and young adult literature are included in this course.
  • Programming for Children, Tweens, and Teens offers information about a variety of programs, including booktalking, storytelling, displays, and author visits. 
  • History of Children's Literature offers information about the historical development of children's literature, including the earliest books for children to current trends and issues in the field.

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in library science must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcripts from the baccalaureate and master's degree granting institutions
  4. Program Application

For instructions regarding the program application, please contact the Department of Library Science at (936) 294-1151 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page.

Graduate Certificate in Youth Services Libraries
LSSL 5360Literature For Children3
LSSL 5368Lib Srvs Prg Child Yng Adults3
LSSL 5385Lit For Young Adults3
LSSL 5393Hist Dev Of Lit For Children3
Total Hours12