Master of Education in Reading Education

Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Brenda Dixey Fall Semester: July 15 Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy
Email: bpdixey@valdosta.edu Spring Semester: November 15 Graduation Requirements
Phone: 229-333-5611

Summer Semester: April 15

Department of Middle, Secondary, Reading, & Deaf Education

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee $35 (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

  • Must hold T-4 Certification to be eligible for this program.
  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.

Graduate Record Exam

or 

Miller Analogies Test

  • Minimum GRE Requirements:
    • 750 overall (Verbal score plus either Quantitative score or Analytical score) with a Verbal score no less than 350.
  • Minimum MAT Requirement: 375

VSU Medical Form

Page 1 of Medical Form

Page 2 of Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

  • To be eligible, applicants must hold a T-4 teaching certificate in any teaching field.

  • To successfully complete coursework, students must be employed as a teacher. Students in the program need at least 20 hours a week of regular access to a classroom to complete course requirements.

International Applicants 

International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam or IELTS exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.

  • Certificate of Finances- The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document.  Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.

  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

Admission Classifications and Evaluation Scale

College of Education M.Ed. Admission Evaluation Scale
MAT or GRE Points GPA Points
450+ 950+ =35 Points 3.5+ =35 Points
396-404 900-949 =30 Points 3.25-3.49 =30 Points
391-395 850-899 =25 Points 3.00-3.24 =25 Points
386-390 800-849 =20 Points 2.75-2.99 =20 Points
375-385 750-799 =15 Points 2.50-2.74 =15 Points
Test Score Point Subtotal=
GPA Point Subtotal=
Total = (Test score points + GPA points)

Admission Classifications:

  • Regular Status
  • Probationary Status
  • The Reading Education program will consider requests for Irregular Admission; however, requesting Irregular Admission does not guarantee approval to enroll.  See the Graduate School Irregular Form for specific information.
  • Non-Degree Admission may be considered.

Admission Questions 

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

 

 

 

Applicant Resources