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The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading is for teachers holding a clear, renewable teaching certificate showing reading as a field or endorsement. Taking education and reading courses aligned to their initial level of teacher certification, the program prepares candidates for roles as interventionists, coaches, and program leaders in reading, writing, and literacy instruction. The program is fully online.
The following are requirements beyond the general KSU Graduate Admissions requirements.
A valid teaching certificate in the teaching field and grade level for which the applicant is applying, or
An endorsement in the teaching field and grade level for which the applicant is applying, or
A degree in Early Childhood Education, or
A passing score on the GACE Reading Specialist exam prior to admission.
*International applicants have additional requirements; see the Graduate Admissions section of the KSU Graduate Catalog.
Admissions Criteria for Unique Cases
This program restricts admission to candidates who will receive an upgrade from the Professional Standards Commission of Georgia upon program completion.
Graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the chair of the Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education. A maximum of nine semester hours of transfer credit (with grades of “B” or better) may be applied toward a degree program. No courses more than five years old at the time of evaluation will be accepted for transfer credit. Transfer credit includes all course work earned prior to admission to the M.Ed. program in full standing (maximum nine semester hours), whether earned at another institution or at Kennesaw State University.
Petition to Graduate
Each candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. The candidate should contact their program to request a petition. The Petition to Graduate form can be found online at www.kennesaw.edu/education/grad/. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .
Program of Study