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Reading Education M.Ed. Online Program

Format: Online
Credit Hours: 36
Entry Term: Fall, Spring and Summer

Are you passionate about literacy and ready to expand your career opportunities?

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The master’s in Reading Education online program (M.Ed.) combines theory with practice and prepares its graduates for the fast changing world of literacy preparation at all levels, PK-12.  Reading is essential to each student’s growth, and educators who are passionate about literacy can help children take the steps they need to become successful, independent readers.

Candidates will qualify for a level 5 Georgia certificate upgrade upon completing all degree requirements. Although not required for degree conferral, candidates who want the field of Reading Specialist added to their teaching certificate must achieve a passing score on the required GACE Content Assessment for Reading Education. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule and complete the GACE Content Assessment for Reading if they wish to have the field of ‘Reading Specialist’ added to their teaching certificate.

Candidates entering the program with a level 4 certificate in Elementary Education or Middle Grades Reading Education will receive a level 5 in-field certificate upgrade upon successful completion of all program requirements.  If these students wish to add Reading Education as a new field to their certificate, they must successfully complete all program requirements, achieve a passing score on the required GACE Content Assessment for Reading Education, and apply for and successfully add the Reading Education Program to the educator’s GaPSC certificate. 

Read more about our program standards to see how you will be READY to provide instructional support for teaching reading/literacy to classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.

Earn a degree at one of the most dynamic master’s programs in Reading Education!

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The Georgia Southern University Office of Graduate Admissions oversees the application process for graduate students. Please review the links below for admission requirements and deadlines

Graduate Advising

Graduate Academic Services Center (GASC)
P.O. Box 8083
Phone: 912-478-1447
Fax: 912-478-5093

Program Coordinator:
Alma Stevenson, Ph.D.
Phone: 912-478-5545
Fax: 912-478-5382

Professional Certification Disclosure

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the M.Ed. Reading Education program will seek state licenses or certifications.

The programs listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for more information. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Check the requirements of your state or territory using the link provided.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

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Last updated: 4/28/2022