Youth Services and Literature Graduate Certificate
Earn a Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature from The University of Southern Mississippi and gain the expertise needed to serve young people in the library or educational environment. Our online certificate is designed to prepare students for careers related to children and young adult literature, programs and services.
This certificate may just be the beginning for you and your career, as 12 hours of electives can count for both a certificate and a Master of Library Information Science (MLIS). Let Online at Southern Miss help you achieve your goals. This is your life, plus college.
The 15-credit hour certificate includes online courses related to literature, programs, and services for youth (birth to age 18). The certificate can be earned with an MLIS degree, a related master’s degree or as a post-master’s certificate for those holding an MLIS or master’s degree in a related field. Only 12 hours can be counted toward both the certificate and the MLIS degree.
Program Goals / Objectives
To prepare students for educational or library careers related to children and young adult literature, program and services.
|Literature and Related Media For Children||3 hrs.|
|Literature and Related Media for Young Adults||3 hrs.|
|Programs and Services for Youths||3 hrs.|
Choose two; one must be 600-level or higher
|Library Instruction||3 hrs.|
|Studies in Children's Literature||3 hrs.|
|History of Children's Literature||3 hrs.|
|Topics in Services to Library Clientele||3 hrs.|
|Individual and Family Life Cycle Development||3 hrs.|
|Intimate Relationship Development||3 hrs.|
|Children's Literature for the Early Years||3 hrs.|
After successfully completing the required coursework, students are required to complete an e-portfolio that includes assignment examples, reflection and course descriptions.
Please note that the above information is meant to be a guide and is not official. For further information regarding courses for this degree, see the University Bulletin. Please be aware that not all course choices listed in the University Bulletin are available online. However, sufficient online options are available to complete this degree.
Frequently Asked Questions
Other classes that aren’t listed may count towards your degree once your transcript has been evaluated and posted.
No, online students pay resident tuition. For information about pricing, click here.
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Yes, the program is available totally online. Students are not required to visit campus for an in-class lecture; however, an online lecture may be required by your instructor.
Additional course fees may apply. Fees range between $20-$60.
- Regular University enrollment and course registration process applies.
- Please visit: https://online.usm.edu/programs/
Non-degree seeking students:
- Complete non-degree seeking undergraduate admissions application form
- Submit $35.00 application fee
- An official final high school transcript, GED, and/or institution transcript (last educational institution attended)
- To apply, please visit https://online.usm.edu/programs