The online graduate certificate in Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities prepares professionals with undergraduate degrees in education or related fields to provide intensive reading intervention based on the science of reading. Professionals completing the certificate know the neurobiological causes of dyslexia and language-based LD, skillfully intervene in phonological awareness and phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency, and are proficient evaluators of educational needs in reading.
Courses are asynchronous to meet the varied schedules of working professionals, and certificate curriculum is aligned with the Knowledge and Practice Standards of the International Dyslexia Association. Participants may be special educators, general educators, speech therapists, school psychologists, school administrators, or others committed to providing scientific-based reading interventions. Participants do not need to have a Wisconsin teaching license to enroll.
The Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities certificate coursework is developed to meet the professional standards of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), including:
The Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities certificate program is accomplished in 15 graduate credit hours by completing the following:
All credits in the certificate can count toward a Master of Science in Education in Special Education through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all courses.
Fill out a Request Information Form to get in touch with a program representative about the Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities online graduate certificate program.
To qualify for admission to the certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet graduate admission criteria.
If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.
International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.
Online Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities certificate program at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $582.50 USD per credit as a resident and $1,142.49 USD per credit as a non-resident for the 2022-23 academic year.
If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.
What creates this value?
Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.
Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible.
Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.