Childhood & Exceptional Student Education

Greg Dziuban
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

University Hall 271
Fax 912.344.3436

Application Information
Reading Endorsement Program

Academic Requirements

Admission to the program includes four academic requirements: degree, grade point average, testing, and certification level.  Individuals who satisfy all requirements or a listed exemption are eligible for regular "full admission" status. Before applying for admission to the Reading Endorsement program, individuals should determine if they are eligible or can become eligible by examining the following minimum academic and test score requirements:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 OR in most recent degree.
  • Documented T-4 or higher certification or equivalent state-issued, clear, renewable teaching certificate in any field.
  • A current clear criminal background check conducted as directed by the College of Education. Note: This requirement may be waived only with evidence of employment as a full-time teacher of record in a public school in Georgia. Evidence must be presented on the College of Education’s Employment Verification Form.

The above are minimum academic, test score or professional requirements only.  Read the entire application checklist to determine what documents must be included in your submission.

Application Checklist

The application process for admission to the Reading Specialist Endorsement program consists of applying and submitting documents to the university through the Graduate Admissions office while meeting the admissions requirements of the College of Education. 

Please use the checklist below to ensure all required documents are submitted to Graduate Admissions and determine which office can answer questions about specific admissions requirements:

Office of Graduate Admissions

  • Submit a Graduate Admissions Application
  • Pay non-refundable application fee
  • One (1) official transcript 26K PDF from all schools attended – undergraduate and graduate – whether or not a degree was earned. The preferred method of delivery is electronic.  Schools that issue official transcripts electronically should submit them to  Official transcripts can be mailed directly to Graduate Admissions from the attended institution or, if in the institution’s sealed envelope, supplied by the applicant.  (See address below.)
  • Certificate of immunization 221K (pdf)
  • Lawful presence verification 360K (pdf) (required for all applicants requesting in-state tuition)
  • One (1) official transcript 26K PDF from all schools -- undergraduate and graduate -- where degrees were earned or work was done (Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution.)

College of Education

  • One (1) Initial Disposition Assessment – using the proper form  (The assessment should be completed by someone with credibility and objectivity, such as a current or former supervisor, colleague or faculty member.  Initial disposition assessments take the place of letters of recommendation.)
  • Copy of Teaching Certificate in any field OR evidence of eligibility for the certificate
  • Signed Employment Verification Form (only if applicant is a full-time teacher of record in a Georgia public school) OR current, clear criminal background check through 

Office of Graduate Admissions 
Armstrong State University
Victor Hall, 1st Floor 
11935 Abercorn Street 
Savannah, GA 31419
912-344-2798 or 800-633-2349
Fax: 912-344-3417

*Note: PSC-accepted accredited institutions are those that are accredited by accrediting organizations recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education at or The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) at<./p>



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