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Reading Education, M.Ed.

About the Program

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

The Reading Education program combines theory into practice and prepares you for the fast changing world of literacy preparation at all levels. Recently developed courses focus on topics such as digital literacy’s in the 21st century and teaching literacy to English language learners. After successful completion of this degree and earning a passing score on the GACE Reading Content Assessment, you will qualify for certification to teach reading/literacy in grades PreK – 12 and provide instructional support for teaching reading/literacy to classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Possess or be eligible for a Georgia level four or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate in an eligible concentration area, or possess an equivalent out-of-state teaching certificate in the concentration area.  Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level four teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain certificate.  Candidates with an out-of-state certificate will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion. 
  3. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  4. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
  5. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

Provisional Admission

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) credit hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (



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*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Program Contact Information

Graduate Academic Services Center

Last updated: 1/12/2024