2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dyslexia Specialist Certificate

Program Description

The Dyslexia Specialist certificate program is designed to meet the growing need for trained professionals to work with the high number of students diagnosed with dyslexia or who have dyslexia tendencies. The program is not just for educators, but also for parents and other professionals who want to learn more about dyslexia and how to support individual learning needs. Satisfactory completion of the program gives candidates training in identifying the key characteristics of dyslexia, how the dyslexic brain processes information, how to assess, diagnose and implement school-wide plans that support students with dyslexia, and how to advocate on behalf of such individuals. The program is 11 credit hours. Most courses are offered synchronously, online.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from an accredited institution
  • Admission into the WSU Graduate School
  • Completion of a Phonics course

Program Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes align with the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading and are as follows:

  • Standard I: Foundations of Literacy Acquisition
  • Standard 2: Knowledge of Diverse Reading Profiles, Including Dyslexia
  • Standard 3: Assessment
  • Standard 4: Structured Literacy Instruction
  • Standard 5: Professional Dispositions and Practices

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Dyslexia Core

Candidates must complete all of the following with a “C” or better for courses with a standard grading scale and a “P” for the two practicum courses.

Credit Hours

Total: 11 Credit Hours