What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

Where will I take classes?

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

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

Online English Education, M.Ed.

Reinvigorate your passion for working with youth and deepen your knowledge of teaching literature, composition and more with our English education master’s program.

You can use the master’s degree in English education to pursue a doctorate or transition into an alternative career requiring a background and expertise in English education and related areas.

Program Highlights

Ideal Candidates

  • Have at least three years of experience teaching English (grades 6-12)
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50
  • Are able to take courses in the afternoon and evenings
  • Seek opportunities to enhance and further their professional teaching practices
  • Have a desire to transition into an alternative career that leverages their background as an English educator
  • Plan to use the master’s degree in English education to pursue an Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree in the future

Student Testimonials

Graduate Students Find Context for Period Children’s Literature in Georgia State’s Special Collections

Students in Associate Professor Ewa McGrail’s Children and Adolescent Literature course have the opportunity to study literature from a wide range of genres and time periods.

To better understand the politics, culture, social conditions and lifestyles that influenced their reading material, students participated in a series of workshops with Georgia State University Library popular music and culture archivist Kevin Fleming and subject librarians Jill Anderson (humanities) and Denise Dimsdale (education).

“We really enjoyed having the opportunity to work with these graduate students in order to help them find creative ways to incorporate library and archival content into their own teaching,” the librarians said.

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Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the English Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
  • Official Transcript(s): Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to [email protected] or by mailing directly to Georgia State University | Office of Admissions — Graduate School, P.O. Box 4018 Atlanta, GA 30302.
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in English Education in Georgia

Program of Study

Professional Studies (12)
Students should take the following professional studies courses early in the program.

Select one (3):

Select one (3):

Required (3):

  • EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)

Required (3)

  • EDCI 7980 Teaching and Learning in Urban Contexts (3)

Teaching Field/Major (24)
Select English Education Content (15): In consultation with their adviser, students select 15 hours of coursework appropriate to their interests and goals in English education and literacy education courses offered at the 7000 or 8000 level.

  • EDLA 7150 Children’s and Adolescents’ Literature (3)
  • EDLA 7440 Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Literature (3)
  • EDLA 7460 Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Writing (3)
  • EDLA 7480 Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of the English Literature (3)
  • EDLA 8330 Language Variation and Learning (3)
  • EDRD 7360 Literacy and Digital Media (3)
  • EDRD 7550 Literacy Assessment and Curriculum Development (3)
  • EDRD 7600 Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Literacy (3)
  • EDRD 7630 Literacy in the Content Areas (3)
  • EDRD 7650 Individualized Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3)
  • EDRD 8280 Literacy for a Diverse Society (3)
  • EDRD 8310 Theoretical Models and Processes for Literacy Learning (3)
  • EDRD 8550 Trends and Issues in Language and Literacy Education (3)
  • TSLE 7250 Applied Linguistics for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher (3)
  • TSLE 7260 Cultural Issues for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher (3)
  • TSLE 7440 Methods and Materials for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher (3)

Select English Content (9): In consultation with their adviser, students select nine hours of coursework appropriate to their interests and goals from English courses offered at the 6000, 7000 or 8000 level.

Alternative graduate courses at 6000 and 7000 levels in English, English education or related fields may be selected with the consent of the students’ major adviser.

Program total: Minimum of 36 semester hours

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.


The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

Cost Calculator

Our calculator can help you get an idea of the costs associated with attending the university.



Successful program graduates will be well prepared to work in public, charter, and private schools and school systems in the metro-Atlanta area and beyond.

Current graduate placements include:

  • Atlanta City Schools
  • Cobb County School District
  • Decatur City Schools
  • DeKalb County School District
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Schools in California, New York, Arizona and Ohio
  • International schools


Program Coordinator
Ewa McGrail, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Middle and Secondary Education
[email protected]

Mailing Address & Office Location
College of Education & Human Development
6th Floor
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Atlanta, GA 30303

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