Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for the Master of Arts in Children's Literature

Students leave Master of Arts (MA) in Children's Literature with an extensive theoretical context and a broad knowledge of contemporary literature for children and young adults. In graduating, they have

  • Developed a critical voice and demonstrated the capacity for original argument;
  • Analyzed literature for children and young adults;
  • Assessed and interpreted scholarship in the field of children’s and young adult literature;
  • Applied critical perspectives across genres in children’s and young adult literature;
  • Understood historical works, contexts,  and influences in the field;
  • Valued the diversities of human experiences (re)presented in literature for children and young adults and in the scholarship in the field; and
  • Demonstrated individual and collaborative leadership.

Revised January 2015.

Learning Outcomes for the Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children

Students leave Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children with an extensive theoretical context and a broad knowledge of contemporary literature for children and young adults. In graduating, they have

  • Developed a critical voice and demonstrated the capacity for original argument;
  • Analyzed literature for children and young adults;
  • Assessed and interpreted scholarship in the field of children’s and young adult literature;
  • Applied critical perspectives across genres in children’s and young adult literature;
  • Understood historical works, contexts,  and influences in the field;
  • Valued the diversities of human experiences (re)presented in literature for children and young adults and in the scholarship in the field;
  • Demonstrated individual and collaborative leadership;
  • Experimented with writing across genres;
  • Evaluated and provided meaningful feedback on manuscripts-in-development; and
  • Completed two original creative projects.

Revised January 2015.