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 can I take classes?
Online

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

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

Reading, Language and Literacy Education, M.Ed. Online

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 teaching English to speakers of other languages in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade settings.

This program addresses the needs of teachers who work with literacy learners from diverse cultures and is open to certified teachers, regardless of their initial preparation area.

The Teaching English as a Second Language concentration provides advanced teacher preparation in ESOL for individuals who have an interest in teaching English for speakers of other languages. This concentration addresses the needs of teachers who work with literacy learners from diverse cultures and is open to certified teachers, regardless of their initial preparation area.

Reading, Language and Literacy Education, M.Ed. Online

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 teaching English to speakers of other languages in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade settings.

This program addresses the needs of teachers who work with literacy learners from diverse cultures and is open to certified teachers, regardless of their initial preparation area.

The Teaching English as a Second Language concentration provides advanced teacher preparation in ESOL for individuals who have an interest in teaching English for speakers of other languages. This concentration addresses the needs of teachers who work with literacy learners from diverse cultures and is open to certified teachers, regardless of their initial preparation area.

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 can I take classes?
Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

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

Careers

Successful program graduates will be well prepared to work in the most prominent public, charter, and private schools and school systems in the metro Atlanta region and beyond. Our graduates teach in middle and high schools in Georgia, including in city school systems of Atlanta and Decatur, as well as county schools in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton and local charter schools and private schools. Our graduates teach in schools in California, New York, Arizona and Ohio, as well as international schools. Holding a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, program graduates are also well prepared to pursue advanced degrees in education.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

Select concentration in:

  • Reading Instruction
  • Teaching English as a Second Language

When applying to the Reading, Language, & Literacy Education (online program), 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)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

IMPORTANT: Georgia State University is not authorized to deliver online academic programs to out-of-state students residing in Kentucky and Massachusetts. If you reside in one of these states, you may consider attending classes on-site.

The course of study meets the Georgia Professional Standards System requirements for an ESOL Endorsement and the requirements for a Reading Endorsement (at the level of the candidate’s base certificate).

Program of Study

Master of Education in Reading, Language, and Literacy Education Online Program

Professional Studies (9)
Required (9):

  • EPRS 7900 Methods of Research (3)
  • EPSF 7120 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)
  • EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)

Teaching Field/Major (27)
Required (21):

  • EDCI 7660 Practicum I (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)
  • 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)

Choose One Concentration (6):

Reading Instruction/Specialist Concentration (6)
Required (6)

  • EDRD 7550 Literacy Assessment and Curriculum Development (3)
  • EDRD 8610 Professional Learning and Leadership of Literacy (3)

Teaching English as a Second Language Concentration (6)
Select two courses (6):

  • AL 8240 General Linguistics (3)
  • AL 8460 English Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers (3)
  • AL 8470 Socio Linguistics (3)
  • EDRD 7550 Literacy Assessment and Curriculum Development (3)
  • EDRD 8610 Professional Learning and Leadership of Literacy (3)

Exit Requirement
Students must complete a portfolio as an exit requirement.

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.

Fellowships

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.

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Additional information

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Contacts

Program Coordinator
Tuba Angay-Crowder
tangay1@gsu.edu

Middle and Secondary Education
TeacherprepMSE@gsu.edu
404-413-8060

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

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