symbol of a computer mouse Online M.Ed. Reading, Language and Literacy Education (Reading Specialist track)

The M.Ed. major in Reading, Language, and Literacy Education (ESOL) Online Program provides advanced teacher preparation in ESOL for individuals holding bachelor’s degree and who have an interest in English to speakers of other languages in P-12 settings. This program addresses the needs of teachers who work with literacy learners from diverse cultures and is open to all certified teachers, regardless of their initial preparation area. The course of study has been designed to meet the Georgia Professional Standards System requirements for an ESOL Endorsement (P-12) and the requirements for a Reading Endorsement (at the level of the candidate’s base certificate).

The M.Ed. program is 36 hours (9 hours of college core courses; 9 hours English as a Second Language; 9 hours reading endorsement; a choice of 6 out of 9 offered hours of applied linguistics, and 3 hours of practicum). Candidates are required to take TSLE 7440 prior to enrolling in practicum hours and EDRD 7600 or EDRD 7630 prior to enrolling in EDRD 7650. M.Ed. students could enroll in any semester and complete the course work within 4 semesters if they averaged 3 courses per semester. This degree addresses the professional standards from IRA for classroom teachers of reading and from TESOL for teachers of ELL learners.

Course description and classes

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Program Contact

Dr. Gertrude Tinker Sachs

Graduate Admissions Information

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Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 1