Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Dyslexia Specialist

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate  
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online, Campus
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: 25-2022

*The current plan of study for this program would not allow for federal financial aid (including Federal Direct Student Loans) since Department of Education requires a minimum of 4.5 credits per term for graduate courses and 6.0 credits per term for undergraduate courses.

About the Program

The Dyslexia Specialist Certificate program provides the courses and training hours needed for Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I certification. Students who complete this certificate are eligible to become a certified (WRS) Level I instructor by the Wilson Reading System® Corporation.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with undergraduate GPA)

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EDLS 620Applied Methods in Multisensory Reading Instruction1.0
EDLS 621Multisensory Reading Instruction2.0
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

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
   EDLS 6201.0
Second Year
EDLS 6223.0EDLS 6233.0EDLS 6212.0 
EDLS 6241.0EDLS 6251.0EDLS 6261.0 
 4 4 3 
Total Credits 12

Additional Information

For more information about this program, please visit the School of Education's website.