Armstrong State University is now Georgia Southern University. For information about Fall 2018 and beyond, visit Current Armstrong students (spring and summer 2018) can continue to access information through For details about the consolidation, visit

Reading Specialist Education MEd - Online

Master of Education in Reading Specialist Education

Format: Online

Literacy skills are an important part of communication and learning. Our Reading Specialist program, alligned with the Standards for Reading Professionals and Standards for Literacy Coaches, will help you become prepared to assume leadership roles that improve literacy skills of students from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade and beyond. By earning this Master of Education degree, you will become a major part of preventing dropouts and addressing learning difficulties in reading and writing. Following program completion, you will be able to add an endorsement for reading to your teaching certificate. 

State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of professionals may not indicate eligibility for certification/licensure in your state. Please consult the appropriate certification/licensure office in your state before enrolling in our program to confirm that your completion of this program will meet your state requirements.

Industry Highlights

Reading specialists focusing on curriculum development make an average annual salary of $60,050 and have job growth prospects of 23% between 2008 and 2018.


Career Opportunities

  • Reading Specialization
  • Literacy Coaching
  • Leadership Roles
  • Higher Education

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of the in-depth study of reading and writing, as well as the low student-to-teacher ratio for more personalized educational experiences.