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SMGE

Secondary & Middle Grades Education

M.Ed. in Reading Program Overview

Program Description

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. 

Program of Study

The program includes 33 total hours, including a professional sequence of 15 hours that is required of all candidates and a teaching field concentration of 18 hours that will be taken either in the Secondary & Middle Grades Education concentration or the Elementary & Early Childhood Education concentration.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting The Graduate College admissions requirements, candidates applying for the M.Ed. in Reading must have:

  1. A valid teaching certificate in the teaching field and grade level for which the applicant is applying, or
  2. An endorsement in the teaching field and grade level for which the applicant is applying, or
  3. A degree in Early Childhood Education, or
  4. 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.

Degree Requirements

The requirements for completion of an M.Ed. degree in Reading 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, and
  3. meeting KSU's requirements for satisfactory graduate student performance and for graduation, as outlined in the Academic Policies section of the KSU Graduate Catalog.
Deadline

April 1 for admission for summer semester - ALL documents must be submitted by the deadline date. Summer semester is recommended for those students who want to finish in five (5) semesters and take two (2) to three (3) classes each semester. Summer semester is also recommended for those pursuing endorsements.

July 1 for admission for fall semester - ALL documents must be submitted by the deadline date. Fall semester is recommended for those students who want to finish in four (4) semesters and take three (3) classes each semester.

Contact Us

For more information about this degree program, please call 470.578.6314. For more information on graduate admissions, please call 470.578.6043 or email graded@kennesaw.edu.