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Reading Specialist, M.Ed.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The 30-semester hour M.Ed. Reading Specialist is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of currently certified educators in grades P-12. The major goal of the program is to enable candidates to develop knowledge, skills, and strategies and to become collaborators/mediators in improving literacy performance for all students. 

About

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to: 

  • Understand research-based knowledge of language acquisition, reading processes, and theories of reading development 
  • Understand the roles of phonological and phonemic awareness and word-analysis skills in promoting reading development
  • Develop and implement effective curriculum to promote reading development
  • Interpret and communicate reading assessment information
PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL

Students are admitted three times a year for the Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms. The 16-month program is offered on the Atlanta campus in an in-class, face-to-face format. Students attend class on a year-round calendar. Each class is delivered in 16-week semesters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • School Philosophy & Teacher Leadership
  • Culturally & Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Contemporary Curriculum Practices in ECE/MGE/SEC
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Intro to Educational Research 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Doraville

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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