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 can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

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.

We also offer a Reading Endorsement Online course of nine semester hours.

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.

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.

We also offer a Reading Endorsement Online course of nine semester hours.

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.

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 can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

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

Careers

This endorsement will qualify the holder to be considered ‘in field’ in reading at the level of the base certificate.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Reading Endorsement, 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

Admissions Requirements (online)

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

Strand 1: Understanding Readers and the Reading Process

Select one (3):

  • EDRD 6600 Introduction to Materials and Methods in Reading Instruction (3)
  • EDRD 7600 Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Literacy (3)

Strand 2: Linking Assessment and Instruction

Select one (3):

  • EDRD 7550 Literacy Assessment and Curriculum Development (3)
  • EDRD 7650 Individualized Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3)

Strand 3: Using Instructional Strategies in Specific Content Areas

Select one (3):

  • EDRD 7630 Literacy in the Content Areas (3)
  • EXC 7190 Alternative Approaches to Literacy for Students with Disabilities (3)

Total hours for endorsement: Minimum of nine semester hours


Program of Study (online)

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)

Description

Additional information

non-degree

Endorsement

campus

Atlanta Campus

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad
gmuhammad@gsu.edu
404-413-8424

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

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

The information shared here is intended to provide an overview of Georgia State University’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more please refer to the university catalogs.