Children’s and Adolescent Literature Major

A program that focuses on the scholarly study of children's and adolescent literature and that may enhance the professional work of teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers, and creative writers.

Includes instruction in period and genre studies, author studies, literary criticism, studies of various types of literary text, book artists, and children's films.

What can you do with a major/degree in Children’s and Adolescent Literature?

With a major/degree in this field, people may find a career as a librarian or administrator at a public or school library.  (Certification may be required in some states which means a completed teacher-preparation program.)  In addition, a children’s and/or adolescent book author or writer career might be the path you choose to follow.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Children’s and Adolescent Literature

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Children’s and Adolescent Literature