Secondary & Middle Grades Education

MED in Reading

Program Description

Candidates must hold 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 has a nine-hour residency requirement in a university-based literacy center. 

Program of Study

Candidates will take a total of 33 hours. A professional sequence of 15 hours is required of all candidates; a teaching field concentration of 18 hours will be taken either in the secondary and middle grades concentration or the elementary and early childhood concentration.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the graduate admissions requirements, candidates applying for the MED in Reading must hold a clear, renewable teaching certificate showing reading as a field or endorsement. Because of its emphasis in reading, a degree in Early Childhood Education is also acceptable. Candidates who do not currently have a reading field or reading endorsement on their teaching certificate will be required to pass the GACE reading specialist exam or complete a reading endorsement program prior to admission.

Degree Requirements

The requirements for completion of an M.Ed. degree in Middle Grades Education include:

  1. completion of a minimum of 33 hours of approved graduate course work;
  2. completion of a minimum of 27 semester hours of the minimum 33 hours in full standing at Kennesaw State University
  3. an earned cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all graduate course work at Kennesaw State University
  4. successful completion of a professional portfolio; and
  5. no grades below "C".

July 1 for Fall consideration - ALL documents must be submitted by deadline date

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