Greg Dziuban
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
College of Education
University Hall 271
Department of Childhood &
Exceptional Student Education

Reading Endorsement Certificate

The Reading Endorsement is comprised of 3 graduate courses in reading education designed to provide additional, focused professional development of certified teachers in the assessment and instruction of reading. Successful completion of all 3 courses qualifies certified teachers to apply for the Reading Endorsement which is added to a Georgia teaching certificate.

Teachers pursuing the reading endorsement may be enrolled as non-degree students or may be enrolled in specific programs. All three courses can be transferred into the M.Ed. in Reading Education program.

Georgia teachers from pre-K to grade 12 obtaining degrees with a focus or major other than Reading Education will benefit from this three-course sequence designed to enhance literacy instruction and practice.

Course of Study

The program of study consists of three online courses totaling nine (9) semester hours.  Teachers may be eligible to qualify for financial aid because this endorsement is a stackable program that begins the Master of Education in Reading Specialist Education program.

Career Opportunities 

Teachers who hold a Reading Endorsement are more equipped to meet the needs of ALL learners in their classrooms. The U.S. Department of Education considers reading instruction to be a field in high need.