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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 nine semester hours or nine semester hours for online program

Where will I take classes?

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

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

Reading Endorsement

The Reading Endorsement qualifies an individual to be considered “in field” in reading at the level of the base certificate. Teachers pursuing the reading endorsement may be enrolled as non-degree students or may be enrolled in specific programs.

We offer graduate courses in literacy, which apply to Georgia’s Reading Endorsement for classroom teachers. These courses focus on three areas (a) understanding readers and the reading process, (b) linking assessment and instruction and (c) using instructional strategies in specific content areas.

Successful completion of the three courses and the portfolio qualifies a person for the bachelor’s, master’s or specialist endorsement, depending on the level of certification.

In our Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, courses in Reading Recovery and literacy are also offered.

To learn details about this program, visit the Urban Literacy Clinic.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Reading Endorsement (online program), Non-Degree 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)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master’s degree required for admission consideration
    • 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. Click here for more details.

Program of Study

  • Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Literacy (3)
  • Literacy in the Content Areas (3)
  • Individualized Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3)

Visit the catalog for additional information.


Online Program Coordinator
Dr. Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Ph.D.
[email protected]

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

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