Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Master of Education (M.Ed.) In Reading, Literacy, and Language

Program Description

The Master of Education degree in Reading, Literacy, & Language at Georgia College is designed for individuals who already hold or qualify for a level four (T4) Georgia Teacher's certificate. The program offers candidates extensive professional development in the field of literacy, involving reading, writing, language development, instruction, assessment, and professional leadership.

The foundation focuses on three primary areas:

  1. professional knowledge and practices in literacy development and instruction;
  2. specialized training in assessment, interpretation of test scores, and formulation of data-driven instructional programs; and
  3. leadership and mentoring development

Graduates of the program will develop the knowledge and skills to provide leadership in the field of literacy within public schools to improve student achievement and academic performance. The culmination of this degree will be eligibility for certification at Level 5 (T5) through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Ga PSC).

Program of Study

Foundations Core (6 semester hours)

EDFS 6224Intro to School Improvement


EDFS 6225Iden Prob:Socio-Cultural Issue


Literacy and Language Core (15 semester hours)

EDRD 6000Theo & Proc of Lit Learning

2 - 3

EDRD 6001Reading Assessment


EDRD 6661Rdng Diagnosis and Remediation


EDRD 6200Lit & Lang Across Curr, K-12


EDRD 6251Lit & Language Leadership


Specialization (9 semester hours)

Possible areas of specialization:

Writing Project


Special Education

Early Childhood with Reading Endorsement

Middle Grades and Secondary with Reading Endorsement

Research (6 semester hours)

EDRD 6500Designing Research-Lit & Lang


EDRD 6690Lit & Lang Research & Cap


Total Credit Hours: 36