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    May 29, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Writing for Children and Teens Graduate Certificate


In this 15-credit hour graduate certificate, students will study the craft of writing for young people. Additionally, students will study the history, content, and themes of Children’s and Young Adult literature, as well as fairy tales and the art of storytelling.

Campus Code

Distance Education
Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type

Stand-Alone
Add-On

Admission Standards/Procedures

  • Applicants can be currently admitted to a degree program at UTK or can apply solely for the Writing for Children and Teens Graduate Certificate through the Graduate Admissions Office.
  • All 15 credit hours of graduate coursework must be completed at the University of Tennessee within five years of applying for a certificate.

Academic Standards

Students must maintain a 3.50 graduate GPA in all certificate courses in the program and complete the requirements within five years of applying for a certificate.

Credit Hours Required

15 graduate credit hours

Non-Course Requirements


  • To receive the certificate, students must 1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and 2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.