Master of Education in Reading Education
Offered through the College of Education, the University of Georgia's online M.Ed. in Reading Education with an Emphasis in New and Digital Literacies is designed for certified teachers and literacy education professionals. This degree program is offered by the Language and Literacy Education Department, whose faculty is recognized nationally and internationally for their teaching and research. The goal of the program is to educate teachers in ways that advance their students as readers in the broadest sense from printed materials to digital multimedia environments. This M.Ed. is appropriate for teachers working with students from Pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.
Students applying to The University of Georgia must be accepted by the Graduate School. Persons holding a bachelor's degree from any institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting association are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate School. The graduate school will accept scores as valid for 5 years, until September 15 following the 5th anniversary of the testing date. Otherwise, applicants must take one of the tests again.
Applications are evaluated holistically, and recommendations for admission are based on an applicant's qualifications, letters of recommendations, statement, and how these match with faculty interests, and the program's capacity. All materials submitted as part of an application are considered and evaluated by the faculty within the program.
A strong undergraduate GPA with usual acceptance being 3.0 or higher.
A strong Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 295 for GRE tests taken after August 2011. An MAT score of 402 will also be considered.
At least two years teaching experience, although candidates with less that two years experience will be considered.
Students must demonstrate easy and consistent access to a personal computer, a high-speed Internet connection, and an email account before entering the program. This accessibility will be demonstrated through online communication with the program coordinator.