Reading Endorsement


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Program Overview

Departments within the Bagwell College of Education offer graduate courses in literacy to give classroom teachers additional training to meet the literacy needs of students at the early childhood, middle childhood, and secondary school levels. Courses which apply to Georgia’s Reading Endorsement for classroom teachers focus on understanding readers  and the reading process, linking assessment and instruction, and using instructional strategies in specific content courses.

Successful completion of the following three courses certifies teachers in reading at the grade-level(s) of their current teaching certificates. The program presupposes  certification at least at the bachelor’s level.

Program Courses  (9 Credit Hours)

  • EDRD 6717: An Introduction to Reading Assessment & Instruction

  • EDRD 6714: Advanced Methods & Theories in Early Literacy

  • EDRD 6718: An Introduction to Content Area Reading and Literacy

Admission Requirements and Deadlines 

  1. Completed online Graduate Application
  2. $60 non-refundable application processing fee*
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. If the institution is outside the U.S., an international credential evaluation will be required.
  4. Bachelor's degree from a Regionally Accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  5. Additional requirements by program

*Application fee may vary by program
**For doctoral programs, please complete a new application

Contact Us

For more information about the Reading Endorsement program, please call 470.578.2809 or email Dr. Sanjuana Rodriguez,

For more information on graduate admissions, please email