Department of Teacher Education

Dyslexia Specialist Certification

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Why Choose the Dyslexia Specialist Program?

If you are an educator, parent, or other professional who wants to learn more about dyslexia and how to support individual learning needs, consider Wright State’s undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Pursue professional credentials and knowledge that could allow you to serve as a dyslexia consultant or dyslexia intervention specialist for a school or organization. Consider these facts about the program: 

  • Earn a certificate in a high-demand area 
  • Cohort model with practicum experiences 
  • Certificate completion in 3–4 semesters with as few as 14 credit hours. 
  • Designed for educators, parents, school administrators, physicians, psychologists, and other professionals working with students who struggle in reading and spelling 
  • Many courses offered remotely, utilizing both synchronous and asynchronous learning platforms 

Purpose

This 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. You may enroll in the introductory courses without completing the certification program requirements. Completion of the program will give you 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 
  • How to advocate on behalf of such individuals 

 


Academics and Curriculum

View dyslexia specialist certificate program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Dyslexia Specialist Certification Program of Study (PDF)


Admission

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 60 semester hours of completed undergraduate work at an accredited institution
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Any phonics course
  • Complete the program application

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from an accredited institution
  • Any phonics course
  • Admission into the Graduate School

If interested, email Tom Rathbun


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