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Reading, Language and Literacy Education, M.Ed.

Reading, Language and Literacy Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #351 (WUR) , GA,
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 English to speakers of other languages in P-12 settings


This program addresses the needs of teachers who work with literacy learners from diverse cultures and is open to all certified teachers, regardless of their initial preparation area. The course of study has been designed to meet the Georgia Professional Standards System requirements for an ESOL Endorsement (P-12) and the requirements for a Reading Endorsement (at the level of the candidate’s base certificate).

The M.Ed. program is 36 hours (9 hours of college core courses; 9 hours English as a Second Language; 9 hours reading endorsement; a choice of 6 out of 9 offered hours of applied linguistics, and 3 hours of practicum). Candidates are required to take TSLE 7440 prior to enrolling in practicum hours and EDRD 7600 or EDRD 7630 prior to enrolling in EDRD 7650. M.Ed. students could enroll in any semester and complete the course work within 4 semesters if they averaged 3 courses per semester. This degree addresses the professional standards from IRA for classroom teachers of reading and from TESOL for teachers of ELL learners.

Programme Structure

  • Methods of Research
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
  • The Psychology of Learning and Learners
  • Practicum I
  • Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Reading
  • Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Individualized Literacy Assessment and Instruction
  • Applied Linguistics for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Cultural Issues for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Methods and Materials for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher
  • General Linguistics
  • English Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers
  • Socio Linguistics
  • Linking Literacy Assessment and Classroom Instruction
  • Supervision of School Literacy Programs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • A submitted online application. Paper applications are not available.
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required for each application. This fee must be paid online by credit card.
  • One copy of official academic transcripts
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores
  • International applicants required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores and the Georgia State University’s International Applicant Immigration Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1243 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1243 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    382 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 382 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fee per credit hour

Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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