Graduate Certificate in Youth Services Libraries

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Program Description


The Youth Services Libraries certificate is designed for those interested in developing and/or honing skills with working effectively with children, tweens, and teens. Three 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. 

Admissions

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 transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  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 at www.shsu.edu/graduate.


Certificate Requirements

 

Graduate Certificate in Youth Services Libraries

Item
Requirement
Options
Hours
Required
1
Specified
Courses
Choose all from:
LSSL 5360 <LS 560> Literature for Children
3
2
Electives
Choose two from:
LSSL 5385 <LS 585> Literature for Young Adults
LSSL 5368 <LS 568> Library Services and Programs for Children and Young Adults
LSSL 5393<LS 593> Historical Development of Literature for Children
6
TOTAL
9

 


Courses

Library Science (LSSL)

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