Childhood & Exceptional Student Education


Greg Dziuban
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

University Hall 271
Fax 912.344.3436

Application Information

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading Specialist Education

Academic Requirements

Admission to the program includes four academic requirements: degree, grade point average, testing, and certification level.  Before applying for admission to the Master of Education in Reading Specialist Education program, you should determine if you are eligible or can become eligible by examining the following minimum academic and certification requirements:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.*
  • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 OR in most recent degree.
  • Documented T-4 certification or equivalent state issued clear, renewable teaching certificate in any field.
  • One (1) completed and signed College of Education initial disposition assessment form;
  • A letter of intent (following the College of Education’s approved format).
  • A College of Education’s Employment Verification Form signed by the appropriate school representative or criminal background check as directed by the College of Education

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

Application for admission to the program is a two-step process:  application to the University Office of Graduate Admissions and a separate submission of documents to the College of Education.  The required documents are included in the following two checklists:

Office of Graduate Admissions Application Checklist

College of Education Document Submission Checklist

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format in the application)
  • One (1) Initial Disposition Assessments -- using the proper form and coming under separate cover from the references.  (Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  Letters of recommendation are not required.)
  • Evidence of T-4 certification or equivalent state-issued clear, renewable teaching or service certificate in any field
  • Current, clear background check OR signed Employment Verification Form (only if applicant if a full-time teacher of record in a Georgia public school)

Office of Admissions
Armstrong State University
Victor Hall, 1st Floor
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
912.344.2503 or 800.633.2349
Fax: 912.344.3417

College of Education
Armstrong State University
Office of the Dean
University Hall 250
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Fax 912.344.3436

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