Pitt's interdisciplinary, internationally recognized Certificate in Children’s Literature offers undergraduates the opportunity to bring together studies across a broad range of subjects as they contemplate questions pertaining to youth literature and culture. The program is designed to meet an individual student’s interests and strengths. The Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh allows students to focus on Children's Literature and Childhood Studies (CLCS) as part of our PhD Program in Critical and Cultural Studies.

Drawing on Pitt’s nationally-renowned faculty in Children’s Literature and Culture, the CLCS focal area pursues the interdisciplinary study of children’s literature and media from the U.S., Great Britain, and beyond. Pitt was a pioneering department in the field of children’s literature and continues to forge new directions in the field.

Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs