Master of Education in Reading

With the Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading from Kennesaw State University, you’ll be able to fill the role of interventionist, coach, or program leader in reading, writing, and literacy instruction.

You are eligible to apply for the Masters of Education degree in Reading if you hold a clear, renewable teaching certificate showing reading as a field or endorsement. The Masters in Reading is entirely online and can be completed in 18 months to two years.

You will choose your concentration in either Elementary and Early Childhood Education or Secondary and Middle Grades Education.

Degree Requirements

To complete the M.Ed. in Secondary and Middles Grades Education, you must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 33 hours of approved graduate coursework, including:
    • 15 credit hours of Professional Sequence
    • 18 credit hours of Teaching Field courses from your area of
  2. Meet KSU's requirements for satisfactory graduate student performance and graduation, as outlined in the Academic Policies section of the KSU Graduate Catalog.

The faculty and staff are here to support and assist you in making your experience individualized and meaningful for a long career. Kennesaw State is the place in Georgia for innovative and supportive teacher training.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Online

Number of Credit Hours: 33 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall, Summer

Time to Complete: Two-year Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, July 1st
  • Summer, April 1st
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Admissions Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • Clear Renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate - You must hold certification in Middle Grades or Secondary Education with a Reading concentration, certificate, endorsement, or the equivalent. To print a copy of your Georgia clear, renewable certificate, you may log onto www.gapsc.com
  • Personal Statement - Can by uploaded into the online application. Should be 1-2 pages and describe your beliefs about education at the secondary level and your professional goals relative to the Master of Education in Reading. 
  • Personal Resume - Can by uploaded into the online application. Should document education, teaching experience, and your record of leadership.
  • Two letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the online application. Your letters should be from sources that can address your success in teaching, ability for success in graduate study, and commitment to adolescent learners.
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Reading, M.Ed. Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Approved by the GPSC — The Georgia Professional Standards Commission fully supports all degrees for the Specialist in Secondary and Middle Grades Education at Kennesaw State University

  • 100% Online — The Ed.S. in Secondary and Middle Grades education is entirely online, providing you with flexibility for a balanced work-learn life.

  • Transferability —You may apply for up to 9 credit hours from an accredited graduate education program.

What can you do with a Reading degree?

A Masters of Education degree in Secondary and Middle Grades Education focuses on a specialized subject matter (biology, math, chemistry, etc.) and teaching skills. The Masters of Education in Secondary and Middle Grades Education degree can lead to various professional jobs such as:

  • Content Editor
  • Copy Editor
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Education Writer/Editor
  • Grant Writer
  • Librarian
  • Policy Advocate
  • Researcher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Textbook Author

Reading, M.Ed. Salary and Career Information


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