12 months
30216 USD/year
30216 USD/year
9552 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Literacy Education Online M.Ed. program offered at Georgia State University is designed to prepare certified teachers and education professionals to serve as leaders in literacy education.


Tailored for the working professional, this program is offered completely online. The goal of the program is to equip educators with the knowledge and tools to advance the literacy abilities of culturally, racially and linguistically diverse K-12 students in urban and multicultural learning environments.

This Literacy Education Online M.Ed. program offered at Georgia State University requires completing 36 semester hours of coursework, an electronic portfolio, and state certification exams. Through coursework, M.Ed. students will learn the theoretical, historical and social foundations of literacy. They will also develop and implement literacy curricula, assessments and instructional strategies through supervised, online clinical experiences.


The core literacy courses for this program prepares graduates as reading teachers, who provide literacy instruction to K-12 students. The ESOL concentration prepares ESOL teachers to provide effective, literacy instruction to K-12 speakers of other languages. The Literacy Specialist concentration prepares graduates for successful careers as literacy coaches, consultants and diagnosticians, who apply their knowledge and expertise to implement literacy programs for school districts, reading clinics, non-profit organizations and publishing companies.

Because U.S. schools are placing a greater emphasis on improving literacy outcomes, the need for reading teachers and literacy specialists is steadily increasing. Reading teachers provide focused literacy instruction to K-12 students to advance their reading, writing and critical thinking abilities. Literacy specialists develop curricula, facilitate professional learning opportunities for teachers, and promote instruction that improves student learning outcomes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Literacy 
  • Literacy Assessment and Curriculum Development 
  • Critical Literacies in the Content Areas 
  • 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 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resumé (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify recommender on application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia (upload teaching certificate to application)
  • Official Transcript(s): undergraduate required for admission. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to gradapplytranscripts@gsu.edu or by mailing directly to Georgia State University | Office of Graduate Admissions | P.O. Box 4018 Atlanta, GA 30302

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4776 USD per semester during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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