The Certificate in Children's Media, offered by the Department of Media Studies and Production, gives Temple University students the opportunity to gain experience and expertise in the fields of journalism, advertising, public relations, media and communication by completing a minimum of 13 credit hours in courses that focus on children, child development and children's media.

The Children's Media Certificate is open to all students. In addition to Klein College students, students majoring in education, psychology and other areas focused on children may be interested in the certificate.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: CO-CHME-CERT

Contact Information

Sherri Hope Culver

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Children's Media.


The Certificate in Children's Media requires a minimum of 13 credit hours. Four courses are required: three courses (3 credits per course) plus a capstone (1 credit), for a total of 10 credits. In addition, one course must be selected from the list of electives. The elective course must be outside the student's major. Required courses may count toward the student's major or toward the certificate, but not toward both.

Students must have a sophomore standing to begin work on the certificate. All students must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative average to pursue the certificate.

Required Courses
MSP 1251The Children's Media Industry3
MSP 2451The Influence of Media on Children3
or ADV 2451 The Influence of Media on Children
ADV 3006Representation in the Media3
MSP 4259Capstone in Children's Media1
Select one (1) course outside your major from the following options:3
Within Klein College:
Media in a Hyper-Mediated World
Communication, Culture and Identity
News Literacy
Journalism Law and Ethics
Ethical Issues in Journalism
Video Production for Non-Majors
Intermediate Video Production
Audio for Media
Field Experience in Youth Media and Media Literacy
Educational Multimedia Production
Media and Cultural Differences
Podcast and Radio Production
Independent Study
Law and Ethics of Digital Media
Media and Children
Emergent Media Production
Intermediate Topics in Media (The Children's Media Industry: Trends and Opportunities [Study Away])
Research Methods
Outside of Klein College:
Sociology of Popular Culture
Children's Literature and Folklore
Introduction to Psychology
Youth Cultures
Youth Cultures
Youth Cultures
Honors Youth Cultures
Tweens and Teens
Child Development, Birth to Nine
The Learning Community: Family and Community Relationships
Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities
Stories of Parents and Children in Japanese Literature and Film
Introduction to Special Education
Total Credit Hours13