Department of Curriculum and Instruction ~ Ed. Annex 212 ~ 678-839-
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction Utilized the five core propositions of the National
Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) for our graduate programs.
Reading Education – M.Ed.
Applicants must normally have an undergraduate degree and a teaching certificate. A master’s
degree in reading education can be achieved by completing a 36-hour program. The program
consists of 3 hours in psychological background, 9 hours in language/assessment, 15 hours in
reading concentration, 3 hours in literature, 3 hours in research and 3 hours in approved
Overview of Reading Programs
Reading Endorsement (Graduate Students Only) requires students to take the following
READ courses in this preferred order(#1 and #2 can be taken together):
#1) READ 7271 Reading Theory, Development, and Practices
#2) READ 7263 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems
#3) READ 7201 Applied Reading
Individuals must have a T- 4 teaching certificate to be admitted to the Reading Endorsement. These three
courses (9 semester hours) may be transferred into the Master’s Degree in Reading Education.
Reading Add-on is for teachers who have M. Ed. Degree. Reading Add-on consists of 5 READ
READ 7271 Reading Theory, Development, and Practices
READ 7263 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems
READ 7201 Applied Reading
READ 7262 Trends in Reading Education
READ 7261 Content Reading
Individuals who satisfactorily complete add-on course work and pass Praxis II become certified by the
Georgia State Department of Education as Reading Specialists
Reading Master's Degree
All 3 Reading Endorsement courses may be applied to the Master’s Degree in Reading
Individuals who desire a Master’s Degree in Reading Education must have an undergraduate
degree and a T-4 teaching certificate.