Certificate in Multisensory Reading Instruction Level 1

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type:Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus, Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.1315
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code:
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About the Program

Students completing this certificate would be become eligible to be certified Wilson Language Level 1 instructors by the Wilson Language Corporation.

The EDLS 621 course, Multisensory Reading Instruction K/1, will enable teachers to implement a tier 1 and tier 2 Response to Intervention reading program for all students in grades K-1. The two other courses, EDLS 622 Basic Word Study I and EDLS 623 Basic Word Study II, will inform and instruct students on how to teach phonetics, including the six syllable types and the rules of the English language. Three additional practicum courses are offered for students to practice the techniques and theories taught in the courses. The practicums involve tutoring a student for 60 hours.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA).
  • Completed graduate school application.
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation - professional or academic.
  • An essay describing why the applicant is interested in pursuing graduate study in this field.
  • International Students must submit a TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 (paper exam) or 250 (CBT exam). For more information, view the International Students page.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EDLS 620Applied Methods in Multisensory Reading Instruction1.0
EDLS 621Early Literacy Skills2.0
EDLS 622Basic Word Study I3.0
EDLS 623Basic Word Study II3.0
EDLS 624Multisensory Practicum I1.0
EDLS 625Multisensory Practicum II1.0
EDLS 626Multisensory Practicum III1.0
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Dr. Lori Severino
Assistant Clinical Professor
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