Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Candidates demonstrate the knowledge expected in their fields and delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards.
  2. Candidates use data and current research to inform their practices.
  3. Candidates create positive environments for learning.
  4. Candidates collect and analyze data related to student learning and apply strategies for improving student learning.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Candidates will develop written responses to questions that require the application of information gained from a series of courses. Written responses will be graded by teams of faculty members. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination is required.
  2. Candidates will submit evidence of assessment plans and results in portfolios, which will be assessed by teams of faculty members.
  3. Candidates will present evidence of diagnostically determined pupil-oriented instruction in a case study/portfolio format in appropriate courses. Candidates must successfully complete READ 7160 and READ 7170.

Prior to admission to any graduate program at Valdosta State University, applicants must first submit a completed application to the Graduate School. A completed application packet includes official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, official test scores (GRE or MAT), completed application form, fee, and any additional program requirements submitted by the admission deadline. To be considered for the preferred term, all required materials must be received by the Graduate School no later than the close of business on the deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to allow adequate time for document submission and to ensure receipt of documents.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: July 15
  • Spring Deadline: November 15
  • Summer Deadline: April 15

Go to the Graduate School website and click on Our Programs, then click on Reading Education M.Ed. Program for information on:

  • Specific Reading Education M.Ed. Program Admission Requirements

  • Reading Education M.Ed. Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies

  • Reading Education M.Ed. Program Graduation Requirements

To Apply Online, click here

Requirements for the M.Ed. Degree in Reading Education

READ 5999Professional Orientation in Reading Education (During the first semester of the program)0
Dewar College of Education and Human Services Core 9
PSYC 7010Learning and Assessment3
READ 7100Trends and Issues in Reading3
RSCH 7100Research Methodology in Education3
Reading Education Core 18
READ 7110Research and Theory in Reading3
READ 7120Word Identification, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction3
READ 7130Comprehension and Study Strategy Instruction3
READ 7140Methods of Teaching Writing3
READ 7150Issues in Using Literature in the Classroom3
READ 7180Organizing and Supervising School Reading Programs3
Guided Elective3
Capstone Experience (Practicum Courses) 6
READ 7161Assessment and Correction of Reading and Writing Difficulties in Grades Pk-53
READ 7171Assessment and Correction of Reading and Writing Difficulties in Grades 4-123
Total Hours Required for the Degree36