Literature for Children and Young Adults (EDUTL-ES, ECL)

Department of Teaching and Learning
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Specialization leading to an Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning

Core Requirements (15 hours)

Teaching & Learning Required Courses (6 hours)

  • EDUTL 8003 Logics of Inquiry in Educational Research (3)
  • EDUTL 8015 Diversity and Equity in Education (3)

Multicultural Education and Diversity in Education Requirement (3 hours)

Alternative courses may be available, consult your advisor

  • EDUTL 6808 Critical and Cultural Perspectives in Teaching and Learning (3)

Research Methods (6 hours)

More advanced courses may be taken, consult your advisor

  • EDUTL 6052 Classroom-Based Inquiry: MA (3)
  • ESQREM 6625 Introduction to Educational Research (3)

Specialization Requirements (15 hours)

Students must meet with a faculty advisor within the first two semesters to plan a program of study. With the approval of a faculty advisor and the Graduate Studies Committee, the program of study may deviate from the curriculum below depending on scholarly and research interests.

Required Courses (12 hours)

  • EDUTL 7308 Literary Experience and Understanding: Readers, Texts and Contexts (3)
  • EDUTL 7324 Literary Theory and Adolescent Literature (3)
  • EDUTL 8307 History of Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3)
  • EDUTL 8890 Advanced Seminar (3)

Supporting Courses (choose one, 3 hours)

  • EDUTL 7322 Literature Across the Curriculum (3)
  • EDUTL 7343 Literature in Middle Childhood Education (3)
  • EDUTL 7356 Advanced Literature for Adolescents (3)
  • EDUTL 7360 Reading and Writing Poetry for Educators: Bridges to Literacy and Life (3)
  • EDUTL 7361 Literature in Early Childhood Education (3)
  • EDUTL 7364 Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults (3)

Apprenticeship (3-6 hours)

Consult your faculty advisor

  • EDUTL 8998 Research Apprenticeship in Teaching and Learning (3‐6)

Applied Project (3 hours)

Consult your faculty advisor   

  • EDUTL 8999 Research (3)

Minimum hours post MA/MS: 36

Program Degree Department Email
Education Specialist Teaching and Learning


Note: Students exact curriculum may vary depending upon program of study determined by student and advisor.