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:

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution*
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 OR one of the following**:
    • 3.0 for the last 60 hours leading to the bachelor’s degree
    • GRE combined (verbal and quantitative) score of 297 (or 1000 before 08/01/2011)
    • Miller Analogies Test score of 400
    • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution*

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

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>

**Note:  Individuals who don’t meet the GPA requirement and don’t qualify for an exemption should take the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for the following reasons:  You can register with one-day’s notice, the test takes one hour, unofficial results are known at the end of the test, and the cost is $90 or less.



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